Brazilian super-chef Alberto Landgraf – the man behind one of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World – has announced his anticipated next move: a restaurant in Marylebone called Bossa.
Looks like he’ll be taking charge of London’s food scene…
Sharing its name with the Brazilian style of samba dance, but also meaning ‘talent’ or flair in Brazilian slang, Bossa’s kitchen will be headed up by Landgraf himself. Firm details so far are scant, but the crux of the menu is that it will be a forward-thinking, fun and modern presentation of Brazilian food. Crucially, he’s already managed to get arguably the hardest part out of the way and pin down the perfect location: under the Brazilian Consulate on Vere Street, with an end of the year opening in the works (provided there are no hiccups).
Why then is the hype machine going into overdrive, you ask? Well, Landgraf can’t seem to shake the Michelin inspectors (poor guy), having acquired stars in his two previous restaurants in Brazil – Epice in Sao Paulo and Oteque in Rio de Janeiro – so it’s not a risky assertion to state that this one’s going to attract a bit of awards attention too. Oteque in particular just clocked in at number 47 in this year’s World’s Best Restaurants rankings and Landgraf is apparently flying his entire team from there to London, so we won’t get a watered-down experience.
Although this is Landgraf’s first operated restaurant outside of his home country, our side of the world isn’t quite uncharted territory for him. He actually started out here in the early 2000s honing his chops under the likes of Tom Aikens and Gordon Ramsay before moving back to Brazil as his own man in 2006. If his previous accomplishments are anything to go by, Bossa’s success is…
…written in the stars.
NOTE: Bossa is aiming for an end of year opening. We’ll be there with the highly-detailed report when it happens, but in the meantime you can follow Alberto’s Instagram HERE.
Bossa | 3 Vere Street, W1G 0DG
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