On the occasion of the release of Kenzo's Memento N°4 Collection, which commemorates Kenzo Takada's love for tomatoes, we were commissioned by Kenzo to develop a culinary concept.
Whatever place you want to give to the tomato, there’s no overlooking this simple but high-impact ingredient in the culinary universe. Big or small, fresh or tinned, cooked or raw, tomatoes are among the hardest workers in the fruit and vegetable world, forming an integral part of countless cuisines throughout history.
Like the Memento N°4 Collection, we too wanted to give the tomato a moment and a place to shine by crafting an entire menu united by this star ingredient.
Conceptualizing not only a plate but a complete menu around a single product has pushed us to redouble our creativity and to step out of a certain comfort zone by pushing our limits and those of an ingredient so common and yet so rich.
We played with the simplicity of sweetness and the contradictory complexity of acidity, resulting in a menu that was both surprising and full of flavor.
Fun, whimsical, yet practical - the tomato never disappoints.