Bayfare Social Tapas-Inspired Gastro-Market - A New Concept Designed By Rosewood - Has Now Opened On Level Five Of Rosewood Hong Kong
November 14, 2019
A sleek gastronomic destination with all-day market-style convivial dining by Chef Álvaro Ramos
Hong Kong’s hottest new dining destination and social hub, BAYFARE SOCIAL, has opened the doors to its namesake tapas-inspired gastro-market, Bayfare Social, with Chef de Cuisine Álvaro Ramos helming the kitchens. The vibrant, open and fast-paced social eatery serves all-day light dining, from breakfast to lunch to pre-dinner drinks and dinner; providing a casual setting for groups of colleagues, friends or family to come together for a leisurely meal or drinks and tapas overlooking the harbour.
Located on Level Five of Rosewood Hong Kong, Bayfare Social is an independent dining destination that connects to the chic new cultural-retail complex, K11 MUSEA. The simple and spacious interior by New York’s Parts and Labor Design evokes Europe’s bustling plazas with produce-focused counter dining, artisanal provisions, convivial dining and outdoor harbour-view terraces from which to enjoy a spritz or a caña – a miniature Spanish draft beer - at sundown.
Introducing Food and Drinks at Bayfare Social Tapas-Inspired Gastro-Market
At Bayfare Social tapas-inspired gastro-market, guests discover a new and interactive all-day dining format like no other. Once seated, guests have the option to browse and order from the menus, but are also encouraged to explore the surrounding produce counters for dine-in and grab-and-go options. The casual and simply designed space is conducive to a buzzing social environment and offers the perfect venue to enjoy a stylish cocktail after work with colleagues, or catch up with friends over delicious tapas.
Breakfast at Bayfare Social
For the daily breakfast, served from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bayfare Social offers a simple café-style menu of classic pastries, cookies, sandwiches and yogurt bowls. The warm, buttery and flaky Croissant (HKD25) is a crowd pleaser, as well as the homemade Banana Bread (HKD25.) Breakfast sandwiches include the Egg Sandwich (HKD45) with sun-dried tomato, crispy bacon, avocado and pan de cristal bread and Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel (HKD45) among other delights. Healthy options include the Greek Yogurt Parfait (HKD38) with pomegranate and agave honey and Coconut Granola Bowl (HKD35) with vegetarian coconut yogurt and tropical fruit.
A Differentiated All-Day International Dining Experience at Bayfare Social
From 12 to 10:30 p.m., Bayfare Social reveals its all-day dining menu featuring fresh produce, sourced locally wherever possible. The menu begins with a pristine selection of crudo (raw items (raw) from the Seafood Station to whet the appetite, including ceviche options such as Seabass (HKD140) with lime, sweet potato and corn; Nikkei-inspired tataki such as the Salmon (HKD108) served with wasabi, sour cream and cucumber water; and tartare such as Tuna (HKD125) with grilled avocado and radish.
From the Deli Station, diners can choose from an array of gourmet salads, freshly made and grilled sandwiches, and charcuterie, cheeses, terrines and dips. Premium salads include the Smokey Grilled Vegetables (HKD60) that uses seasonal vegetables, sardine, garlic and PX sherry vinegar; Chilled Tomato Gazpacho Soup (HKD45); and Burrata (HKD110) with baby beetroot, heirloom tomato and pesto. There’s a perfect sandwich for everyone within Bayfare Social’s varied offerings, from the cold cut Mortadella (HKD60) with pickled grapes and black olive, and Gluten-Free Kale (HKD55) with camembert, roasted tomato jam and pesto, all the way to the traditional grilled Reuben (HKD75) with corned beef brisket and sauerkraut, and the Cubano (HKD75) made with Milano salami, cooked ham, pulled pork and mozzarella. For lighter bites, guests can opt for the classic French Pâté de Campagne (HKD120) served with Provençal mustard, or the creamy Taramasalata (HKD95) Greek-style dip with bottarga.
The Tapas Station serves a modern International Tapas selection by Chef Ramos and highlights dishes such as the soothing Chicken Soup (HKD65) with mushroom, vegetables and Comté crostini; Prawn (HKD115) prepared simply with olive oil, garlic and chili; Farm Egg (HKD95) with baby squid and padron peppers; Crispy Chicken Skin (HK$65) flavoured with curry and spicy slaw; and Braised Short Rib (HKD120) with XO sauce and pickled radish.
The final station features Asian noodles and Italian-style pastas. Chef recommendations include the Beef Noodle Soup (HKD95) with short rib, water spinach and chili, and the Linguine (from HKD75) with ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes and broccolini. Diners can conclude each delectable meal at Bayfare Social with desserts from the Coffee Corner, including the Chocolate Brownie (HKD75) with white chocolate ice cream and berry compote and Mango Mousse (HKD75) with pineapple jelly and coconut cream.
Drinks and Cocktails at Bayfare Social
Bayfare Social brings the concept of Italian aperitivo hour to life with a selection of original pre-dinner cocktails priced at HKD120 each. A sweet, coffee-infused cocktail with a kick is the Affogato, made with Borghetti coffee, espresso and vanilla gelato. A take on the classic highball, the Plaza Highball is created with Rinomato Americano bianco and Gentleman’s Soda. Slushy Sgroppino is a refreshing choice, featuring limoncello, grappa, prosecco and icy lemon sorbet, while the simpler Solerno Collins is mixed with Solerno, lemon and soda water.
Expanding the Innovative Footprint of Bayfare Social
Bayfare Social, Hong Kong’s newest independent dining destination, will open its second eatery, HENRY, in late November 2019, and third, Chaat, in the first quarter 2020 as part of the cluster of restaurants on Level Five of Rosewood Hong Kong.
“I am thrilled to announce the opening of Bayfare Social, the new standalone gastronomic concept created by our Rosewood Hong Kong team,” says Chef Ramos. “I often feel there is a gap in the Kowloon market for a dining destination that houses a large variety of quality offerings at value prices. This is what Bayfare Social is all about -- an all-in-one venue where you will enjoy the best food from a variety of cuisines.”SEE ALL PRESS RELEASES