Chef Eric Chavot and owner of Bob Bob Cité Leonid Shutov have announced Eric is to leave his post at the City restaurant at the end of January 2020. His departure is for private, family reasons.
Chavot first joined Bob Bob Ricard in August 2017 and has been in charge of the kitchen at its City sibling Bob Bob Cité, where the food is equally exuberant and fun, since it opened in May 2019. Early reviews have been positive – at least from those willing enough to splash out.
Leonid Shutov said of the chef: “Since joining us over two years ago at Bob Bob Ricard and subsequently as chef at Bob Bob Cité, Eric’s culinary genius has shone through in every detail.
“At Bob Bob Ricard he expertly refined our offering, further improving our classic dishes and adding new ones, including vegan dishes which he insisted must be at least as luxurious as everything else on the menu and which have delighted our guests.”
“The menu he created for Bob Bob Cité, with his perfectionist’s palate and eye, has proved the perfect culinary offering for the restaurant which, it is well-known, has been my labour of love. I feel we have created something truly special together and Eric leaves a lasting legacy.”
Chavot aded: “It has been a great honour and pleasure to oversee the refinement and development of the menus at Bob Bob Ricard and Bob Cité for the past two years and more.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the hugely enthusiastic welcome Bob Bob Cité has received, not only from critics and the press but more importantly from the thousands of delighted customers we have served since opening.”
“I am leaving the cooking in the capable hands of the teams in both restaurants, who I am confident will maintain the high standards which are rightly expected of the Bob Bob brand.”