Opening in early 2024, Bosi’s new Chelsea restaurant Josephine will offer dishes in the style of a Lyonnaise bouchon.
When Bosi does something, we sit up and listen. Perched on the corner of Fulham Road and Callow Street, Josephine follows his two 2023 openings: Brooklands, a rooftop restaurant at the Peninsula London, and Socca, a bistro collaboration with Samyukta Nair in Mayfair. Josephine is a celebration of Bosi’s upbringing in Lyon, his parents' bistro there, and nostalgia for the region. Naturally, guests can expect a traditional Lyonnaise menu, serving up food and dishes influenced by his formative years in a province considered by many to be the capital of French cuisine.
Having tested his mettle in the Michelin-starred kitchens in both Lyon and Paris - Leon de Lyon and Restaurant Alain Ducasse, to name just a few - Bosi arrived in the UK to further his career at the Overton Grange in Ludlow. Within months, the twenty-something head chef was awarded a Michelin star. Bosi’s London debut came in the form of his first solo restaurant Hibiscus, before solidifying his name on the restaurant honour roll with the twice-Michelin-starred restaurant, Claude Bosi at Bibendum.
At the heart of Bosi’s success is his approach to food: source the finest produce and prepare it to the best of your ability. Inspired by the importance placed on ingredients in Japanese gastronomy during a 2008 trip, this is a philosophy which Bosi has implemented in all his London restaurants. His culinary style is refreshingly uncomplicated, enabling natural flavour to shine and accentuating seasonal characteristics.
Lyonnaise cuisine aligns perfectly. Cookery from the northern region is characterised by a variety of meat dishes complimented by rich sauces and generous amounts of butter, while the southern tradition celebrates abundant seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in the picturesque valleys and hills.