Ready for the most extravagant French cuisine and a calorie-free side of contemporary art?
Bibo, a French restaurant (dubbed worthy by the swanky hotel brand, Relais & Chateaux), has an art collection rival to that of the Gagosian. But unless you frequent Hong Kong often, you won’t be dining amongst works by Damien Hirst, JR, Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and others unless you go to Untitled at the new Whitney.
Bibo has been nominated for the 2014-15 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, likely because they frequently switch up their art decor (apparently they have many street art/contemporary art works in storage).
“The inspiration came in the form of 1930’s Art Deco – a design aesthetic modern enough to serve as a backdrop to constantly changing and extremely eclectic artistic expression,” says design agency, Substance.
In addition to the inimitable Asian influenced/French inspired menu and their inventive cocktail list, the chic Hollywood Road restaurant is designed to make the customers feel as though they are in an underground subway station. Brass and copper pipes line the ceiling. Welcoming cushy leather booths contour the professionally decorated walls making the avant-garde Bibo trendy yet tasteful.
“The connection between the decade, art works, and cuisine was made through a craftily invented story of an abandoned office building of a formerly prosperous French tram company, now occupied by street artists.”
Unfortunately the menu is not available to ogle over, however their website gives you a fabulous look at the Bibo style.
photos:red dog, courtesy of BIBO/ ubstance