Some of us are heading to the south of France this year, and some of us will be watching longingly from afar, wrapped in the season's greatest coats as European summer returns as the most desirable holiday of the year. Whether you're a participant or an observer, one thing we can all agree on is that a new, glamorous restaurant, fronted by a Michelin-starred chef is enough to get us buzzing. Introducing another picturesque location to the glowing list of Saint-Tropez dining destinations, a new Louis Vuitton restaurant with chef Mory Sacko at the helm.
Of course, this isn't Louis Vuitton's first restaurant. Back in February 2021, the luxury House announced the opening of its first-ever cafe and restaurant, located within its iconic Osaka, Japan Maison.
Joining forces with Sacko, who is one of the new stars of French cuisine, the experience has found a home at the iconic White 1921 Hotel. The new Louis Vuitton Saint-Tropez restaurant marks Sacko's second outpost, in addition to his role as head of the restaurant MoSuke in Paris.
A love of travel has always been intrinsic to the Maison, and this latest gastronomical experience is an extension of this passion. African and Japanese influences meet the savoir-faire of French cuisine on a globe-trotting menu that is underpinned by meticulous precision. The seasonal menu was devised by the chef to be a decadent yet sophisticated experience, celebrating freshness and the meeting of faraway places.
The vision for the menu is a perfect accompaniment to the location, which sees one of Saint Tropez's most intimate terraces transform into a destination where a taste for design harmonises with a spirit of contemporary gastronomy. Behind the ethereal Moongate – a work of undeniable art in itself – materials such as travertine, wood, rope and rattan are a sign of what's to come. A venue adorned with Monogram flowers and specially redesigned Objets Nomades, the restaurant is a striking architectural statement, akin with all the hallmarks of a holiday on the Mediterranean coast.
So, if you're heading on a long-haul flight this Australian winter, we advise making a visit to Mary Sacko at Louis Vuitton one of the stops on your itinerary. You can make a reservation through the Louis Vuitton website.