To understand Claude Bosi, you must first understand his earliest influence - the French city of his birth, Lyon. In a country passionate about its produce and cuisine, Lyon is hailed as the food capital. His parents owned a successful restaurant in the city and Claude grew up immersed in a world of produce, seasonality and the disciplines of a professional kitchen. In 1990 he moved to Paris to work under the 2 Michelin starred Michel Rostang and in the following six years, in some of the capital’s most demanding Michelin starred kitchens, including Le Chiberta and L’Arpège under Alain Passard. During his time at L’Arpège, Claude progressed to sous-chef and the restaurant gained its third star. His steadfast determination saw him spend his final year in Paris in the kitchens of the three Michelin starred Plaza Athénée with Alain Ducasse.
He moved to the UK and in 2000, an opportunity arose to purchase a site in the market town of Ludlow and Bosi, along with his wife Claire, finally opened his own restaurant putting the small town firmly on the gastronomic map. Hibiscus was born. Within a year, he garnered a star from Michelin and two by 2003. By 2006 he was eager for new challenges and in October 2007 moved Hibiscus from Ludlow to the heart of Mayfair in London.