The Table

In the kitchen with… Élis Bond, chef of Mi Kwabo

His name is Bond. Élis Bond.

At the young age of 28, the chef has already received the Gault & Millau Jeunes Talents grant, which was awarded in May 2019.

At the helm of his Parisian restaurant, Mi Kwabo, which offers a friendly atmosphere and understated elegance, he delights adventurous diners with his own style of cuisine. Bond’s dishes are an intuitive blend of African influences, overseas flavors, and seasonal French products. This kitchen alchemist has provided us with an exclusive creation that is sure to wow even your most hard-to-please guests this holiday season.

Élis Bond, who was born in Guyana to Haitian parents, was introduced to cooking through drawing. His talent as an artist was obvious from a very young age. Still today, the chef admits that drawing is the only way he can “project” a dish. In other words, thanks to his gift with a pencil, Bond is able to breathe life into the recipes he sketches out from his wild imagination.

by Françoise Diboussi

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