Louis Vuitton is putting on its chef hat.
On February 1st, the French fashion house will open both a café and restaurant in its new Osaka, Japan maison. This is the first time the brand is venturing into culinary waters.
Both of the inevitable hotspots, Le Café V and Sugalabo V, will feature dishes from famed chef Yosuke Suga, once the protégé of the 32-Michelin star-earner Joël Robuchon.
Le Café V will be housed on the fourth (and top) floor of the store. There’s also a cocktail bar and outdoor terrace, making it an ideal post-shopping spree spot come spring.
At dinnertime, the doors to Sugalabo V will open. The concept is an offshoot of Suga’s critically acclaimed (and impossible to get into) restaurant of the same name in Tokyo, which is currently ranked the 47th best restaurant in the world.
V Restaurant, together with Cafè V, will be located on the fourth and top floor of the boutique designed by architect Jun Aoki and will offer a mix of Japanese and French cuisine by renowned chef Yosuke Suga. The space will also include a large terrace and a reserved area, Sugalabo V, a sort of subsidiary of the famous Tokyo restaurant (currently on the list of the Top 50 restaurants in the world) that will serve dinner only to a lucky few. Tokujin Yoshioka, the designer behind Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades line of home and travel items, has created a charger plate inspired by the iconic LV logo to celebrate the project.