Situated a mere stone’s throw from Nagoya’s bustling city center, the area around Ikeshita Station is a cultural oasis that blends both tradition and innovation. In recent years, the neighborhood has become a popular destination, packed with historical sites such as art museums, temples, and shrines, as well as exciting new commercial facilities. The neighborhood is also home to a first-rate French restaurant named ""Quartier Latin"". Conveniently located a minute’s walk from Ikeshita Station, ""Quartier Latin"" has been delighting diners with exquisite cuisine in a uniquely artistic setting since 2014.
""Quartier Latin"" is helmed by accomplished chef Masayoshi Koyanagi. Chef Koyanagi trained under Masahiro Morinaga, the former head chef at ""Mikuni Nagoya"" in the Nagoya Marriot Associa Hotel. Following a stint at ""Graciani"" in Kobe, Koyanagi traveled to France to further refine his skills in renowned kitchens, including the world gourmet guide award restaurant ""Bigarrade"".
""Quartier Latin"" specializes in course menus showcasing fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Seasonal pesticide-free vegetables and locally-caught fish are stocked daily, obtained directly from trusted producers. Each dish makes the most of these quality ingredients, all in a beautiful presentation that is a delight for the eyes as well as the palate.
The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list encompassing approximately 1,000 bottles from 150 different varietals, with a particular forte in Champagne and Burgundy. Offerings range from budget-friendly vintages up to premium wines from Opus One and the 5 famous First Growth vineyards, served in glassware from Zalto and Lobmeyr. Connoisseurs will also appreciate the Coravin Wine Preservation Opener, which pours wine without removing the cork from the bottle, allowing patrons to sample a constant rotation of nearly 20 rare and otherwise quite pricey wines by the glass.
True to its namesake, the Quartier Latin was conceived as a unique artistic dining experience. The venue’s exterior/interior decor is itself a veritable work of art. The façade’s brick tiles were handcrafted one-by-one, each featuring a distinct pattern created by craftsmen from the Oribe ware pottery tradition. Meanwhile, the interior dining space consists of soft, warm Ōya stone complemented by chic black iron, with artisanal doorknobs and lighting shipped in from Mexico. The dining area could very well be mistaken for an art gallery. Art always adorns the walls, with new works cycled in roughly once every 2 months.
In terms of capacity, the restaurant has 40 seats, along with a semi-private room that accommodates anywhere from 2 to 10 guests. Patrons can also sidle up to the wine bar. ""Quartier Latin"" is the perfect venue for dates, business dinners, anniversaries, and other special occasions that call for a luxurious evening full of both fine art and sumptuous dining.
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A 1-minute walk from Ikeshita Station(Nagoya Municipal Subway Line)