Black Sheep Restaurants Debuts Buenos Aires Polo Club a Handsome Argentinian Steakhouse Arrives In Hong Kong
Black Sheep Restaurants is excited to announce the opening ofBuenos Aires Polo Club. Inspired by the genteel world of Argentina’s past, so deeply entwined with the ‘sport of kings’, Buenos Aires Polo Club revives the elegant tradition of steakhouse dining, and introduces Hong Kong diners to a lost era.
As the elevator opens on the seventh floor of LKF Tower, a charming host, clad in club attire, welcomes guests into the restaurant. Behind the heavy wooden doors, a striking brass-topped bar is the focal point of the intimate first room, where the experience begins with a cocktail made by Head Bartender Luca Sergi and his team. Just beyond, the main dining room evokes memoriesof the private members only clubs of the 1900s— the height of Argentinian affluence. Dark wooden interiors are complemented by lush leather banquettes, and carefully curated walls laden with refined oil paintings and equestrian accents sourced from Buenos Aires’ San Telmo antiques market—a testament to Black Sheep Restaurants’ penchant for story telling.
Chef Felipe Lopez’s menu displays the versatility of the custom-built parilla grill, with dishes ranging from rich Provoletta (HK$148) to the signature beef cuts sourced from Argentina’s premier open range cattle station, General Pico. Naturally reared on the rolling, fertile pampasgrasslands, Buenos Aires Polo Club’s superior Black Angus herd is allowed to graze freely under the watchful eye of the country’s famed gauchos, lending the grass fed meat a leaner, more mineral taste than grain fed cattle. Each expertly butchered steak, including an impressive 30oz T Bone (HK$788) and a 12oz Ribeye (HK$298), is grilled over a hard wood fireto enhance the natural flavour. “We travelled to Argentina to source the best grass-fed beef the country has to offer, and it’s only available at Buenos Aires Polo Club. Its rich flavour is unparalleled, and only intensifies on the parilla grill,” says Black Sheep Restaurants Co-Founder Christopher Mark.
Signature beef cuts sourced from Argentina’s premier open range cattle station, General Pico, have a leaner, more mineral taste than grain fed cattle.
A selection of unexpected desserts complete the experience, including refreshing Ananá la Plancha (HK$108), grilled baby pineapple granita with coconut rum and burnt coconut cake, served inside a pineapple shell and topped with toasted pistachio and passion fruit. A classic Don Pedro (HK$108) elevated with housemade black walnut soft serve, is also available.
Complementing the menu is Polo Club’s exclusively Argentinian wine cellar. Featuring over 130 different pours, including unusual varietals like the native bonarda and an extensive collection of malbecs, Argentine wines are at the heart of Buenos Aires Polo Club. Behind the bar, an impressive cocktail selection features classics with innovative twists, like the refreshingBellas (HK$148)—made with gin, red vermouth, strawberries and charred yellow bell peppers— and an extensive collection of vermouths, a nod to the capital city’s affinity for the fortified wine. The flaming Mi gran cigarro (HK$168), a combination of infused whiskey, rum, and cognac, smoked and set ablaze tableside, is a dramatic end to a meal at Polo Club.
The restaurant’s main dining room now welcomes guests in for dinner. Additional rooms will debut late summer 2016.