2 Michelin Star Chefs: Claude Bosi, chef proprietor, Claude Bosi at Bibendum

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Claude Bosi is chef proprietor of two-Michelin starred Claude Bosi at Bibendum in fulham, London

Born in Lyon, the city with the most Michelin stars in France, Claude grew up immersed in in a culture obsessed with high-quality produce and cuisine. Fast-forward to the present day, and you have a chef who is passionate about seasonality and sources the majority of his ingredients from the British Isles. This transpires through his classically-inspired, yet modern dishes.

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 6RD

Website: http://bibendum.co.uk/

Twitter: @bibendumSW3

Facebook: Bibendum

Instagram: @bibendum_restaurant

Telephone: 0207 581 5817

Email: [email protected]

Head chef: Francesco Di Benedetto 

Restaurant manager: Enrico Molino 

Head sommelier: Elio Macine 

Opening times: Lunch Wednesday to Saturday 12pm to 2:15pm; Sunday 12pm to 3pm

Dinner Wednesday to Saturday 6:30pm to 9:45pm; Saturday 6pm to 10pm

 

Biography

The son of professional cooks, it was only natural for Claude to go straight from school to catering college, during which time he secured an apprenticeship at the two Michelin-starred Leon de Lyon.

He then moved to Paris where he spent the following four years learning from some of the most influential chefs of our time, including Michel Rostang, Alain Passard, Alain Ducasse, and a stint at Fernand Point's three Michelin-starred La Pyramide.

In a bid to improve his spoken English, the chef jumped ship from Paris and moved to Ludlow in rural Shropshire.

He joined Overton Grange in 1997 as a sous-chef. where he was promoted to head chef the following year, and was at the helm when it won its first star the year after that, in 1999. 

Hibiscus

In 2000, an opportunity arose to purchase a site in Ludlow, which would become Hibiscus.

Once again, Claude’s work in the kitchen earned the restaurant a Michelin star within the first year of opening and a second star followed shortly after in 2003.

Always striving for a new challenge, Claude moved Hibiscus to Maddox Street in Mayfair, London, where it continued to earn praise and recognition and kept hold of its two Michelin stars until it closed in 2016. 

What the guides say

Michelin Guide

 

AA Rosettes

Good Food Guide

Ranked 2nd best restaurant in the UK  and a score of 9/10, meaning "Cooking that has reached a pinnacle of achievement" and "a hugely memorable experience."

 

Harden's

 

 

 

 

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Shortly thereafter, the chef revealed plans to open a new restaurant at Michelin House, the tyre manufacturer's former British headquarters, formerly Sir Terence Conran's Bibendum.

The site underwent a full refurbishment and was split into two distinct areas: the top floor restaurant, Claude Bosi at Bibendum, and another, more casual setting below, Claude Bosi's Oyster Bar.

Though the establishment was only launched in the spring of 2017, come October, Claude Bosi at Bibendum was awarded two stars in the Michelin Guide 2018.

Television Appearances

Claude Bosi has made it onto our screens on a few occasions, namely on Saturday Kitchen.

The chef was also among a handful of celebrity chefs - joined by Bart De Pooter from two Michelin-starred Pastorale and Daniel Clifford of Midsummer House - to work at The Cube, a pop-up restaurant set in a giant Perspex box on top of London’s Southbank Centre.

Finally, Claude Bosi was tasked with replicating a Burger King Whopper burger on Snackmasters, a series hosted by Fred Sirieix and Jayde Adams in which professional chefs are challenged with replicating an industrially produced item. Despite his best efforts, the chef lost to his opponent and victor of many a televised competition, Lisa Goodwin-Allen.

AA Restaurant Guide 2019

Claude was awarded five AA Rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2019 and received the honorary title of Chefs' Chef, which is voted for by chefs themselves. 

Videos of Claude Bosi

 

 

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2 Michelin Star Chefs: Claude Bosi, chef proprietor, Claude Bosi at Bibendum