If you are looking for a culinary treat in the French Riviera this summer, you might want to book a table at the new restaurant by Louis Vuitton, featuring two Michelin-starred chefs, Arnaud Donckele and Maxime Frederic. The luxury fashion house has opened a seasonal restaurant at White 1921 Hotel in Saint Tropez, offering a gourmet journey inspired by the local terroir and the summer lifestyle.
A Friendship Born Of Flavor
Arnaud Bonckele and Maxime Frederic are not only colleagues but also real-life friends who share a passion for flavor, simplicity, and authenticity. Donckele is a chef of La Vogue d'Or, the three-Michelin-starred restaurant at the Cheval Blanc St-Tropez hotel, while Frederic is the pastry chef of Le Meurice, the two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris. Together, they have crafted a menu of Mediterranean flavors that exudes a relaxed, welcoming, and elegant spirit - a reflection of their enduring friendship and Louis Vuitton's embrace of the summer lifestyle.
A Menu Of Mediterranean Delights
The gastronomic adventure begins at 3 PM with a delightful sweet snack featuring a range of treats, from desserts to Louis Vuitton's signature chocolate bars and the iconic tarte tropéziennes. The soft brioche, flavored with orange blossom and adorned with the Louis Vuitton Monogram motif, complements the refreshing scoop of sorbet, while the Dolce Vita cup offers a unique blend of three unsweetened ice creams.
As they progress to dinner, guests can savor a streamlined menu crafted from the finest regional ingredients. Unfolding unique umani experiences, sushi made with Camargue rice is served alongside a ceviche of sea bream and John Dory from local, eco-friendly fishing. The spotlight remains on the entire region, showcasing delicacies such as mackerel, sardines, Genoese gamberoni (caramote prawns), artichokes, aubergines, hazelnuts, and beefsteak tomatoes grown by Provencal market gardeners. Each dish is prepared with simplicity and precision, staying true to the artisanal excellence of the Louis Vuitton tradition.
A Decor Inspired By Louis Vuitton
The decor of the restaurant is inspired by the world of Louis Vuitton, featuring the Maison's iconic blue-and-white pattern from the new "By The Pool" resort collection. The use of stone, wood, and ceramic creates a natural and inviting ambiance, complemented by pieces from the Objets Nomades collection, including the Zanellato / Bortotto Lanterns and the Origami Flowers by the atelier oi.
The Louis Vuitton dining experience at Saint Tropez's White 1921 Hotel promises to be a celebration of Mediterranean flavors, elegance, and craftsmanship. With the culinary genius of Arnaud Donckete and Maxime Frederic and the unmistakable touch of Louis Vuitton's aesthetic, guests are sure to embark on a gastronomic journey unlike any other in the charming coastal village of Saint Tropez.