Fashion on the palate

When luxury brands go beyond the boutique to the plate with culinary offerings

Luxury is no longer solely about your attire, it extends to what you eat and drink as well. That’s why esteemed fashion houses are expanding their influence from the runway to your taste buds. In Hong Kong, Louis Vuitton recently had a pop-up café with Michelin-starred restaurant, Belon. Here are a few other dining experiences offered by fashion maisons.

Dior Maison Café: Paris

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Dior is more than just a fashion icon; it’s a culinary marvel as well. Step into the Dior Maison Cafe in Paris, an oasis of edible elegance. Indulge in pastries like the “Rose Dior” macarons, each bite is a burst of Parisian luxury.

Where: 32 Av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France

Prada Caffè at Harrods: United Kingdom

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Nestled within London’s iconic Harrods, Prada Caffè is more than a casual stop; it’s a chic Milanese retreat. Sunlight filters through floor-to-ceiling windows, and an open kitchen teases your senses with contemporary Italian delights. Imagine truffle-infused risotto, burrata paired with roasted figs, and a vibrant salmon salad. The sleek design and sophisticated ambiance offer a glimpse into Prada beyond the catwalk.

Where: Harrods Ground Floor, Entrance via, 87-135 Hans Rd, Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom

Gucci Osteria da Flora: Florence

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Gucci’s Osteria in Florence is a floral-filled, gastronomic delight. Under the guidance of three-Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura, it’s a playful yet refined experience. Picture vibrant beetroot tortellini and a deconstructed tiramisu served in a vintage Gucci handbag box.

Where: della Signoria, 10, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Fendi Cafe at Harrods: United Kingdom

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Embark on a playful culinary journey through Fendi’s world. Truffle-infused risottos, delicate panna cotta adorned with edible logos, and signature cocktails served in whimsical tea cups showcase the brand’s bold fashion sense on a plate.

Where: Harrods Fifth Floor, 87-135 Hans Rd, Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom

Why Should You Indulge?

Beyond the delectable tastes, indulging in luxury food and beverages is an opportunity to:

  • Experience craftsmanship: Brands pour meticulous attention into their culinary creations, reflecting the dedication to their fashion collections.
  • Discover new flavours: From traditional recipes to innovative creations, these offerings redefine taste and texture.
  • Immerse in a brand’s world: Every bite or sip is a journey into the story and ethos of a luxury brand.
  • Treat yourself: Because you deserve a little indulgence.

Whether you’re a gourmet enthusiast or simply curious, the world of luxury food and beverage beckons.

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