Michelin star chef to launch restaurant in Battersea
Michelin star chef, Yoann Chevet is launching a new-concept open-kitchen restaurant, Sinabro, on Battersea Rise on June 16th.
French born, Yoann Chevet began his culinary journey at the age of fifteen and has dedicated his twenty year career to some of the best Michelin starred restaurants in Paris and London including the triple Michelin starred, Taillevent in Paris, Le Meurice, Le Celadon and La Table de Joël Robuchon.
He worked his way up from Sous Chef to Head Chef working alongside some of the biggest names in the industry including Olivier Limousin and Frédéric Simonin at L’Atelier De Joël Robuchon, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught and Andre Garrett, Galvin at Windows.
Chevet and his wife, Sujin decided to break out of traditional French fine dining and set up a restaurant which celebrated all that they loved about cuisine. The foodie pair who have travelled extensively to broaden their culinary horizons, have brought their learnings and passions to Sinabro’s table to create an unforgettable dining experience.
Sinabro, a word from Sujin’s native Korean means ‘to advance’ or ‘to progress’, step by step. Having waited four years for the perfect premises and having spent several decades between them acquiring the necessary skills, the couple decided the name describes their culinary journey perfectly.
Chevet describes the cuisine at Sinabro as ‘Bistronomique’, falling somewhere between Bistro and Gastronomique, the root of which is French fine dining. However, he isn’t afraid to mix it up with fresh, seasonal or unique ingredients from many different origins.
With sparsely named plates such as ‘Eggs / Red Wine Sauce / Crouton’, the menu is intriguingly elusive. However, seated at the bar of the open kitchen, diners will be able to personally interact with the chef to find out more about the dish, while watching a creative master prepare it first hand.
In an unassuming premises on the fast-becoming foodie hotspot, Battersea Rise, opposite the popular Soif and not far from the acclaimed Dairy and Trinity, Sinabro is well placed to serve the local residents and close enough to Clapham Common (Northern line) and Clapham Junction (Mainline) to accommodate food lovers who don’t mind a quick train journey to enjoy a new dining experience.
The interior is effortless Parisian chic, blending curved wood and clean lines with bare plaster walls and bricks. The space is intimate, with 28 covers, 16 of which will be at the bar overlooking the open kitchen, eight in a private space at the rear and the remainder on two-seater tables around the bar.
The main features are a unique wooden bar top and tables which were hand carved by Chevet’s father, a furniture designer. ‘My father collected the wood before I was even born. It is a great honour for me to accept it as his gift to us.’ Chevet explained.
Peer praise for Yoann Chevet
‘Yoann’s culinary skills deliver beyond all expectations,’ Raphael Francois, The Connaught
‘Yoann applies high standards to himself and all those who work under him. I have no doubt he will be very successful in any endeavour he should care to undertake.’ Olivier Limousin, L’Atelier De Joël Robuchon