Celebrity chef Claude Bosi is hunting for new Michelin stars

Michelin House in London
Michelin House in London

Famed French chef Claude Bosi is a Michelin star OG. He was awarded two at his former restaurant Hibiscus and now hopes to replicate that success at London eatery Bibendum, housed in the aptly named building, Michelin House.

“In 30 years, Bibendum has never had a Michelin star,” said Bosi. Hoping to change all that, the chef explains, “Everyone knows that I want three stars, and it can’t be more prestigious than to do it in the Michelin Building. But we are going to start slowly. There is no rush.”

The existing Bibendum is closing this winter to get a makeover and will reopen in spring debuting its new look.

Claude Bosi
Claude Bosi

Some changes Bosi wants to incorporate on his climb to Michelin stardom, will be to eliminate the fixed-price menus of Hibiscus, where the tasting menu cost $172 and embrace a la carte offerings instead, according to Bloomberg.

“I want people to have the freedom to come to a high-standard restaurant to get one course if they want to,” he said. “It’s a hard decision because you are taking less than you should be. But the way restaurants are going, people want to have that freedom. Restaurants are more competitive than ever and if people are not happy, there are plenty of other places to go.”

French building, French food… “it’s a perfect marriage. We are going to do French food like I have always been doing. I have a goal and I am going to keep going until I achieve it,” explains the French chef hoping to snag the coveted star #nomnom-ination. [Bloomberg]