Famed TV chef opens new restaurant on the Costa del Sol and goes house hunting in Ronda
EXCLUSIVE BY JON CLARKE
CELEBRITY chef Jean Christophe Novelli is house hunting in Ronda.
The former Hell’s Kitchen star, who has appeared in dozens of British TV programmes, is looking for a historic town house in the old part of town.
Novelli, 45, wants to buy one of the ancient townhouses that looks over the gorge.
“I want to buy something with a view of the famous bridge,” he told the Olive Press. “I want to wake up and look out at the gorge and the amazing view.
“It has to be one of the old historic houses right on the gorge. One day I am going to live in Ronda.”
The TV chef, who has just finished a BBC documentary about the town, also revealed that it would be the third house he had bought in the mountain town.
“I have sold them both and made a bit of money and am now I am looking for another place.”
The French chef, who started his career working with Keith Floyd, is also about to open a restaurant on the Costa del Sol.
The father-of-two, who had a baby boy with his fiancee Michelle last year, is opening his own-name restaurant in Puerto Banus this Spring.
After becoming a partner in a team that has just bought out the 46-room Hotel Locrimar, he will open the restaurant there.
“It is very exciting and I am sure will do really well. It has been very encouraging discovering how well known I am along the Costa del Sol.”