Lavish, upscale new bar-restaurant Bibo has opened on Hollywood Road, Hong Kong. A fine dining concept decked out in street art by well-known artists such as Banksy and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst, heading up the kitchen is executive chef Mutaro Balde formerly of Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athenee Paris and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London. Cuisine is “reinterpreted French classics,” we’re told.

At the bar, self-styled experimentalist Alexander Chatté (formerly of Duddell’s) shows a penchant for Asian ingredients with a menu he says is inspired by boho classics of 1930s Paris. Drinks include: 5 Spice Powder (above, left), with sake-infused shiso, St Germain liqueur, lemon juice, five spice melon juice, cherry bitters and soda served in a miso cup; Midnight Diamond, with Boomsma Jonge genever, Dolin dry, truffle-infused absinthe, lime juice and sugar. Sharing cocktails include the Coffin Varnish, with tonka-bean-infused calvados, Dolin blanc, lemon juice, honey syrup, Earl Grey Imperial and Ruinart champagne.

Interior design comes care of Maxime Dautresme of Substance.


Bibo / 163 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong / +852 2956 3188 /