Experience Culinary Excellence: Arnaud Donckele & Maxime Frédéric’s New Menu at Louis Vuitton’s Saint-Tropez Eatery

Returning with a new menu are pastry chef Maxime Frédéric and star chef Arnaud Donckele.

In Saint-Tropez, France, Louis Vuitton has reopened its seasonal eatery. The restaurant is conveniently close to the brand’s store, which is housed in the White 1921 Hotel, and is situated on the waterfront between the public area Place des Lices and the harborfront Vieux Port.

The restaurant, which goes by the official name “Arnaud Donckele & Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton,” is named for the chef and pastry chef who oversees its menu. Donckele and Frédéric, who are both from Normandy, took over the restaurant’s operations last season and virtually redesigned the menu.

As the youngest chef in history to receive three Michelin stars, Donckele aimed to create meals that are both inventive and rustic, capturing the essence of the Provencal region that surrounds Saint-Tropez. A traditional tomato cart, prawns served with sorbet flavored with verveine, and a roast chicken with herb-infused veggies and a rich take on mashed potatoes are some of the menu items.

While everything is going on, Frédéric utilizes his skills to reinvent classic French pastries like raspberry pavlova or ice cream cake made with vacherin, a kind of cheese created from cow’s milk.

Apart from the food, the restaurant has undergone its yearly renovation. The orange color from the LV By the Pool Resort collection replaces the blue tones of the previous season and is used on the chairs, tableware, and décor. The room is adorned with the recognizable LV monogram, and floral and coral accents pay homage to the French Riviera.

Arnaud Donckele & Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton
29 Rue François Sibilli,
White 1921 Hôtel,
Saint-Tropez, France 83990