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HONG KONG: Street Art Meets Fine Dining at Cool New Restaurant Bibo

Bibo, a unique culinary concept that explores the relationship between art and food, has recently opened its doors. Located on Hollywood Road, the restaurant serves up innovative French fine cuisine with a modern update. Celebrating contemporary and street artists the restaurant houses hangings and works by Banksy, Daniel Arsham, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, King of Kowloon, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami and installations by Ella & Pitr, Invader, JonOne, JR, Kaws, Mr Brainwash, Mist, MadC and Stohead. Renowned mixologist Alexandre Chatté serves up a menu inspired by 1930s classic cocktails including the fun Coffin Varnish that is made to share and comprises of tonka beans infused calvados, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, lemon juice, homemade honey syrup, Earl Grey Imperial and Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Restaurant Manager Arturo Sims says of the exciting project: “Bibo is reinventing the Bohemian lifestyle of Paris in the 1930s through art, design, food and cocktails” and founder Bibo adds “just as street or contemporary art breaks the law and the structures of traditional on-canvas art, Bibo breaks the laws of what fine dining is supposed to be and the structure of what a traditional white-tablecloth, subtle-music, fine dining restaurant is”. The restaurant interior uses Prussian blue walls and tiles, brass pipers, parquet and French oak floors evoking a distinctly 1930s ambiance, especially as guests walk through the discrete entrance and are welcomed into this buzzing and charismatic destination restaurant.-Babette Radclyffe-Thomas

Bibo

163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong / 852 2956 3188

Images courtesy of Bibo and Sinclair Communications

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