Opening this April 2014 on Hollywood Road, Bibo is not only an anticipation for foodies; but also a potential new hang out spot for contemporary art fanatics. With the venue holding installations by names like Vhils, Invader, JonOne, Stohead, Kaws, JR, Ella & Pitr, Mist, MadC, Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Daniel Arsham, Jeff Koons, King of Kowloon, Sheperd Fairey, Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama and more; upcoming restaurant Bibo will be giving the Hong Kong public a new experience of eating with art, making this passionate project definitely one to watch out for this season.
Promising good food and good drinks; Bibo will be serving classy French cuisines alongside wines and cocktails in a bohemian styled venue of street style luxury. Named after the owner Bibo himself; the discrete founder and street artist challenges the common idea of fine dining by combining it with law breaking non- on- canvas arts that gives a strong interesting dilemma to the soon to be filled with music and white- table cloth restaurant.
With such an idea, different street artists have become enthusiastic in taking part with such project, fostering the restaurant as a new Artists in Residence project. With private collectors contributing their museum quality collections to the space as well; it is only predictable that more artists and collectors will be interested in placing their treasures at Bibo too.
With Art Deco French design and the 30’s French tramway company La Compagnie Générale Française de Tramway being the core interior design inspiration for the space; Bibo will be bringing back a 1930s Paris lifestyle to Hong Kong, reinventing the venue as a fountain of creativity.
Executive Chef Mutaro Balde with his three Michelin star background from places like Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athenee Paris and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London to Bibo will be reinterpreting classic dishes, home- making all the options on the menu including the breads to even the ice creams. Alexandre Chatté at the bar have built an all new menu with forgetten cocktails from the 1930s, using his own unique tools and equipment as well as unusual ingredients.
A vision brought to reality; Bibo not only aims to connect with customers at an emotional level, but is also hoping to deliver an energy to Hong Kong which pays homage to old traditions and inspires innovation to foster within different realms of expertise, whether it be gastronomy or art.
163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Monday to Saturday: 12nn-2.30pm & 5pm-12mn
Sunday: 11pm-4pm & 5pm-12am
Written by Joyce Tsang