Black Sheep Restaurants
Since 2012, two names have been paving the path for fun, delicious restaurants in a market saturated with mediocrity. In the span of four years, Christopher Mark and Syed Asim Hussain, the founders of Black Sheep Restaurants, have set up and sustained an impressive number of eateries—including but not limited to Carbone, La Vache and Le Garçon Saigon—that are still buzzing today.
But 2016 has been a landmark year for the duo. In the first six months alone, the group launched a series of impressive new openings, each with their own unique slant: Belon, Maison Libanaise and Buenos Aires Polo Club, serving modern French, vibrant Lebanese and superlative Argentinian cooking, respectively. As we went to press, the group had just added Soul Food Hong Kong—a contemporary northern Thai eatery helmed by food writer-turned-restaurateur Jarrett Wrisley—to its illustrious portfolio of distinctive eateries. Soho seems no longer a no-go, thanks to this pair of enterprising food lovers who have transformed the neighbourhood.
We’re excited to see what comes next in 2017. Both clearly have a vision for the future of dining—one that’s refreshing and candid. They understand that discerning diners these days are looking for venues that are laid-back but can still deliver absolutely top-notch cooking. Modern, unpretentious restaurants are now a solid part of the Black Sheep DNA, which will no doubt leave behind a very delicious legacy for Hong Kong.