Close Menu

Ex Joel Robuchon GM opens Knightsbridge bistro

Yann Chevris, former general manager of L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, has teamed up with Michelin-starred chef Thierry Laborde, sommelier Philippe Messy and celebrity florist Pascal Lavorel to open Chabrot Bistrot d’Amis in Knightsbridge, London.

The 65-cover restaurant is set over two floors with interiors featuring traditional bistro lighting and monochrome photography depicting scenes of rural France.

Head chef Thierry Laborde, formerly of L’Oranger, Le Gavroche and Le Louis XV with Alain Ducasse, trained at the famous École Les Rocailles in Biarritz.

The predominantly French wine list starts at £19.50 a bottle, and includes top names such as Taittinger, Domaine Dujac, Château Montrose and Tignanello. Topping the list is Chåteau Cheval Blanc 1998, priced at £900 a bottle.

The Southern French menu features bone marrow, duck liver pâté with comté cheese popovers, homemade pasta with Périgord truffles, roasted foie gras with raisins, and Laborde’s signature dish: chicken stuffed with foie gras.

Chabrot takes its name from a traditional Dordogne ritual popularised during the food shortages of the second world war whereby red wine was poured into a soup bowl after the meal to ensure you got all the nutrients from the soup.

Lucy Shaw, 08.02.2011

It looks like you're in Asia, would you like to be redirected to the Drinks Business Asia edition?

Yes, take me to the Asia edition No