Located on the Avenue of Stars with panoramic views of the famed Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong skyline, the highly anticipated BluHouse at Rosewood Hong Kong is set to be the next stylish dining spot with its recent launch on 9 June 2022.
Whether you’re looking for a casual Italian meal or a more elevated exploration of Italy’s gastronomic delights, you can find both at BluHouse and The Dining Room by BluHouse which are led by Italian Chef de Cuisine Giovanni Galeota.
What can I expect at BluHouse?
BluHouse features a casual Italian eatery as well as a variety of dynamic and convivial food counters.
You’ll get to experience a variety of culinary encounters that transport you across Italy and into its great cultural cooking traditions – from the barista corner, where coffee and aperitivo rituals come to life, and the rosticceria and pizza al taglio, which nod to the country’s neighborhood lunch spots, to enticingly sweet moments at the Pasticceria and gelato counter.
At La Gastronomia deli counter, enjoy a selection of authentic Italian starters such as Octopus Salad with Bella di Cerignola olives and extra virgin olive oil (HK$190), and Veal Tendons and Tongue Salad (HK$138) with lupins and pickled vegetables. Delight in an artisanal selection of Italian Cold Cuts (HK$260), as well as three types of Natural Mozzarella (from HK$210), served with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt, among other high-quality Italian-sourced produce.
La Rosticceria rotisserie counter offers casual bites and hearty main courses such as Fiori Di Zucca, a stuffed zucchini flower with smoked Provola cheese (HK$95), signature Pollo Allo Spiedo (HK$220 half/ HK$400 whole), a free-range yellow Rotisserie chicken brined for six hours and roasted on an open flame; Ariccia style Roasted Pork (HK$198) served with roasted potatoes.
Five types of handmade fresh pasta dishes are on offer, including Rigatoni Alla Carbonara (HK$198) with egg yolk, guanciale, Pecorino Romano cheese, and black pepper, Traditional Lasagna Bolognaise (HK$198), and more.
From the six options of hearty mains, choose from the Braised Veal Ossobuco, prepared Milanese-style (HK$260), Stewed Tripe (HK$190) with San Marzano tomatoes, Pecorino cheese, and fresh mint, and vegetarian options such as Eggplant Meatballs with Datterino Tomato Sauce, Basil (HK$180).
At the Pizza Al Taglio station, which houses eight types of authentic Roman-style pizzas by the slice, indulge in mouth-watering pizzas created with a special dough comprised of 70% water – making it much lighter and easier to digest. Signature slices include Tonno (HK$90) with tuna, red onion, Pantelleria capers, heirloom tomato, and fresh basil; and Guanciale (HK$98) featuring tomato sauce-less pizza (‘pizza bianca’) with cured pork jowl, seasonal mushrooms, and caramelized onions.
Tell me more about the beverages at BluHouse
BluHouse celebrates the Hong Kong spirit in a variety of ways. You can expect a one-of-a-kind Amaro (Italian herbal liqueur) inspired by Italian traditions while harmonizing it with Hong Kong flavors. Made entirely in Hong Kong, this unique Amaro incorporates native flora that grows wild in the city’s backyard.
Raphael Holzer, the creator of Fernet Hunter, and Brand Ambassador Sebastian Robinson collaborated with Simone Rossi and Arkadiusz Rybak to create this exclusive Amaro infused with locally foraged ingredients like Pomelo Leaf, Cuban Oregano, Citron Leaf, and Mandarin Peel, to name a few.
Overall, BluHouse’s beverage concept is a revival of classic Italian aperitivo drinks like the Garibaldi, Bellini Campari Shakerato, and the iconic Campari Soda, which is served in the same way as the original Camparino in Galleria in Milan. Other highlights include all-time Italian classics like Spritzes and a Clay-Pot Negroni that has been rested in a terracotta pot.
What is the average spending per person at BluHouse?
Lunch: HK$250 per person
Dinner: HK$400 per person
What are the opening hours at BluHouse?
BluHouse’s Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Does BluHouse do takeaway?
If you’d like to take the BluHouse experience home, you can do so at BluHouse’s dedicated wine cellar and the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco’s kiosk.
Next… What can I expect The Dining Room by BluHouse?
The Dining Room by BluHouse will be soft opening from 23rd June 2022.
It is an elevated and environmentally conscious Italian restaurant within BluHouse that features two exclusive private dining rooms as well as an extensive wine cellar that showcases the viticultural diversity of Italy’s varietals and appellations for your next wine pairing experience.
You’ll get to experience Chef de Cuisine Giovanni Galeota’s skills and expertise honed at MICHELIN-starred restaurants throughout the world’s food capitals with the signature dishes at The Dining Room by BluHouse.
These signature plates include Burrata “D’Andria” with stuffed baby bell peppers, raisins, pine nuts and Tasmanian black truffle; Piedmont Milk-fed Veal Tartare with artichoke, buffalo ricotta, cheese “pantelleria” and capers; Cappelli Alla Genovese homemade veal ‘cappelli’ pasta with Montoro onion sauce, Provolone del Monaco cheese, and Tasmanian black truffle; La Fiorentina, a 3 kg T-bone Scottoma 30 days dry-aged beef with traditional Tuscan anchovy dip; and a dessert of Nocciole del Piemonte e Cioccolato with Tuscan-style chocolate mousse, acacia honey, pear and rosemary.
On top of that, The Dining Room by BluHouse will be offering a selection of Italian spirits dating back to the 1980s to provide an authentic taste of popular aperitif cocktails from 40 years ago in Italy. The beverage menu highlights the 1980’s Negroni, 1980’s American, and 1980’s Milano Torino.
What is the average spending at The Dining Room by BluHouse?
Dinner: HK$800 per person
What are the opening hours at The Dining Room by BluHouse?
The Dining Room by BluHouse’s Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Smart casual dress code at The Dining Room by BluHouse. (Not permitted: shorts, open sandals, and sleeveless shirts for gentlemen.)
The Dining Room by BluHouse
Address: G/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, No. 18, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3891 8732
Image courtesy of Rosewood Hong Kong.
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