Louis Vuitton opens its Saint Tropez restaurant at the White 1921 Hotel with chef Arnaud Donckele and pastry chef Maxime Frédéric.

August 21, 2023

This summer, Arnaud Donckele (also chef of the restaurant La Vague d’Or at Cheval Blanc St-Tropez) and Maxime Frédéric (head of the Louis Vuitton café and chocolate shop for the LV Dream exhibition) head south to Saint-Tropez for the new Louis Vuitton reaturant  at the legendary French coastal village.

Donckele and Frédéric are committed to sourcing high-quality, in-season ingredients from local producers. Both, too, unfailingly respect the artisanal excellence with exceptional raw materials that is the very essence of the Louis Vuitton tradition.

Between the Vieux Port and the Place des Lices, they have put their hands and heads together to design a gourmet journey born of the local terroir, a menu of Mediterranean flavours presented with relaxed, welcoming, elegant spirit.

Starting at 3pm, enjoy a sweet snack, with treats ranging from desserts to chocolate bars to a tarte tropézienne. The famous soft brioche flavoured with orange blossom has a crispy coating graced with the Louis Vuitton Monogram motif, contrasting with the welcome coolness of a scoop of sorbet, while the sculptural Dolce Vita cup combines the taste of three ice creams that are atypically unsweet.

The journey continues at dinner with a streamlined menu crafted from the finest regional ingredients.  The entire region – land and sea – is in the spotlight. The menu then takes an authentic, joyous culinary trip that stays true to Louis Vuitton’s spirit of travel and some of the palate’s ports of call in this exploration of the pure tastes and sun-drenched textures of the Mediterranean basin.

The décor, also inspired by the world of Louis Vuitton, incorporates the blue-and-white tile pattern seen in the Maison’s new “By The Pool” resort collection, a motif appearing on everything from the tableware to the comfortable cushions at the bar in the garden.


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