Antoine Arnault invests in Paris restaurant Lapérouse with Benjamin Patou
Long-established Parisian restaurant Lapérouse is set to reopen in May, with Antoine Arnault as one of its new shareholders. Bernard Arnault’s eldest son, in charge of image and communication for the LVMH group, has bought a minority stake in the restaurant, a landmark on quai des Grands-Augustins, together with Benjamin Patou. The news was confirmed to FashionNetwork.com by LVMH.
Patou, the great-grandson of renowned fashion designer and perfumer Jean Patou, bought Lapérouse last year through his Moma Group company, specialised in events and catering, in which the Barrière group holds a 48.5% stake. Patou now co-owns and is looking to rejuvenate the restaurant, first established in 1766, with Antoine Arnault, the general manager of Berluti and CEO of Loro Piana.
The relaunch of Lapérouse is part of a broader project, focusing on a new café concept as a brand extension to be exported internationally.
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