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FRANCE LAROME GROUP

FRANCE LAROME GROUP was founded in 2014 in Paris, the epicenter of french fine dining realm. Since the opening of its first restaurant in Nanjing, China, this young group has been focusing on operating restaurants at some of the most exotic and dynamic destinations around the globe. Currently, the group operates nine acclaimed restaurants across France, China and Thailand. The success of the group is attributable to its philosophy of nurturing young talent. This inspirational pool of international talent is very much at the centre of collaborating on the development, execution and delivery of quality, diversity and originality, led by a forward thinking management team. 

 

Each restaurant of the group delivers a cuisine which is unique to its location, focusing on premium ingredients and celebrating local produce where possible. Through this approach, FRANCE LAROME GROUP has gained a reputation for being at the forefront of the new modern dining movement. Two restaurants are respectively listed in the MICHELIN Guide France and Thailand: our Paris branch french fusion restaurant FANFAN Paris in 2020, and L’ARÔME BY THE SEA, contemporary french fine dining with magnificent sea view in Phuket in 2022. L’ARÔME IN THE SKY, standing at the top of the world’s highest three-tower building and also Asia’s largest commercial complex, presents a top-class luxury and fashionable fine dining option in China.

In September 2023, Yannick HOLLENSTEIN, the Executive Chef of L’ARÔME BY THE SEA, has been awarded the title of "Schweizer Star Im Ausland (Swiss Star Abroad)" by the esteemed Gault&Millau restaurant guide Swiss edition 2024.

 

Following the success of L'Arôme by the sea in Phuket's upscale dining scene, we are thrilled to present a modern French restaurant and all-day dining experience on a 4-storey tree house with outdoor terrace overlooking Thailand’s largest Crystal Lagoon at BLUE TREE in Phuket, in November 2023. With a spectacular view overlooking the stunning BLUE TREE Lagoon, L’ARÔME AT BLUE TREE offers exquisite modern French cuisine combining the elegance and refinement of classic French culinary principles with contemporary influences.

Our newest projects – MAISON L’ARÔME and two new venues’ grand openings are expected in Q4 2024.   

 

From the expression of culinary art through its combination with impressionist art via “L’Impressionnisme et L’Arôme”, to the attempt “La mythologie et l‘Arôme” to take connoisseurs on a journey of gustatory, olfactory and visual poetry. We mix with originality the codes of French gastronomy with innovative visions. Overall, the L’ARÔME brand has quickly emerged as the most successful up-and-coming contemporary dining brands of the world.

 

« We strive to create a dining experience unlike any other. We are dedicated to developing innovative new visions to combine with the originality of French gastronomy. » 

 

- Founder & CEO : Yinhua QIU 

Date of creation

2014

Meals / year

400000+

FRANCE LAROME GROUP
L'AROME CHINA
L'Arome China

contemporary restaurant group

Contemporary French Restaurant

“Fangfang” ( in Chinese:芳芳 ) is a literal translation of the French word “ARÔME”, which means the wild spread of the aroma.

 

L’ARÔME is a French fine dining restaurant brand, it is positioned as a friendly dining experience with delicious and visually stunning contemporary French cuisine. The decoration of restaurant is high-end but not suffocating, the design of the dishes is based on the fine dining style, with a keen focus on quality of raw materials. 

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French Gastronomy With Asian Twists

At FANFAN, surprise and delicacy are at the heart of each plate for a unique taste experience. Fanfan offers a journey between French and Asian lands. With each bite, we wander between the reassuring flavors of French traditions and the explosive and surprising flavors of quality products.

 

And culinary discoveries aren't the only surprises FANFAN has in store. The plates are true works of art. They are as beautiful as they are amazing. An atypical food-drink pairing completes the offer - Here, we are far from the classic offer of French wines. We continue to discover fusion with a selection of wines but also - originality of the house - cocktails, sake or even Japanese whiskeys.

 

Paris’ mayor Anne Hidalgo, sent a personal letter to FANFAN in 2019, stating: “The reputation of your restaurant has brought a major influence on the top French cuisine in our city, Paris, which I am very excited about.” FANFAN has been features by the Guide MICHELIN since it’s 2020 edition. 

 

We invite you on a gastronomic journey between French and Asian lands, a real fusion of creativity.

 

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L'AROME BY THE SEA FINE DINING PHUKET
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larome by the sea the best fine dining in Phuket

Sea View Fine Dining Restaurant & Rooftop

Located at Kalim Bay in Phuket, L'Arôme by the Sea features a fine dining restaurant that highlights the art and delicacy of contemporary French gastronomy with Swiss Alps influence. With a spectacular view overlooking the stunning Andaman sea, L’ARÔME BY THE SEA offers exquisite French cuisine using premium ingredients, precisely executed with french cooking techniques and modern twists.

 

L'ARÔME BY THE SEA has been recently featured in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023 and 2024, awarded Thailand’s Favourite Restaurant and nominated as TOP25 Restaurants Awards in 2023 and 2024. Chef Yannick HOLLENSTEIN has been awarded Swiss Star Abroad 2024 by GaultMillau Switzerland.

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Sky view Restaurant & Lounge 

L’Arôme in the sky is located at the top of the world’s highest three-tower building and also Asia’s largest commercial complex.

 

L'Arôme teamed up with China's top luxury fashion brand Golden Eagle G Hotel to explore the new possibilities of the sky restaurant in the future. In line with the artistic level of the landmark, it stands at a height of 368 meters to present a top-class luxury and fashionable lifestyle.

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BON pan asian tapas the best izakaya in Patong
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Bon Pan Asian Tapas Fusion Izakaya

Where there’s smoke, there’s flavor. Enjoy the best tapas with Asian twists under a festive ambience created by France Larome Group. At BON we are delivering Asian-inspired dishes with contemporary presentation and outstanding flavours. The canvas is large at BON, you may discover the excitement of a traditional Japanese dish married to French tones. With a blend of cultures across Asia, the items and flavors are broad and give diners the opportunities to try new creations. Have great food and great fun at Bon Pan Asian Tapas. 

We are incredibly delighted and excited to share the fantastic news that BON PAN ASIAN TAPAS has earned the 19th place in the prestigious TOP 25 Restaurants Phuket Awards 2023. This honor is a true testament to us and mirrors the tireless dedication and commitment of our entire team. We deeply value your support and eagerness in celebrating this significant achievement with us.

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Modern French All Day Dining 

Avec une vue spectaculaire sur le plus grand lagon de cristal de Thaïlande au BLUE TREE Phuket, L'ARÔME AT BLUE TREE propose une cuisine française moderne et exquise alliant l'élégance et le raffinement des principes culinaires français classiques aux influences contemporaines.

 

Julien BURBAUD, finaliste de la troisième saison de TOP CHEF en France, et ayant travaillé auparavant aux côtés de chefs français de renom comme Joël ROBUCHON, Yannick ALLENO et Alain PASSARD, présente désormais sa cuisine française moderne, innovante et précise à L'ARÔME AT BLUE TREE. En tant qu'ancien Chef Exécutif de FANFAN Paris au sein du GROUPE FRANCE LAROME, il apporte une expérience culinaire vivante et dynamique à nos restaurants.

 

Venez nous rejoindre pour dévoiler les saveurs délicieuses de L'ARÔME AT BLUE TREE le 15 novembre 2023.

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Maison Larome Phuket
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Borderless Cuisine

Maison L'Arôme delivers a borderless cuisine, selecting from the rich variety of quality ingredients which Asia has to offer and combining with French techniques to offer a unique concept perfectly conceived to be the star of Phuket.

Coming soon...

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Flavor meets nostalgia

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Contemporary Chinese Cuisine

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​News

📣 Annual Team Outing Day

February 21st, 2024, marks a special day for us at Larome Group Thailand, as we embark on our Annual Team Outing! It's a day dedicated to celebrating the incredible hard work, dedication, and spirit of our fantastic team. All our restaurants in Phuket will be closed for the day as we take this time to recharge, bond, and create more amazing memories together. We stand together, we grow together, and above all, we are a team that cherishes every moment of our journey.

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Opening of L'ARÔME AT BLUE TREE

L'AROME AT BLUE TREE is set to unveil its doors today, marking a momentous occasion that has been eagerly awaited. The grand opening pledges to seamlessly blend the sophistication and finesse of traditional French culinary principles with a modern twist, promising a culinary experience that harmonizes the best of both worlds.

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FANFAN V3.0

At FANFAN V3.0, we invite you to a gastronomic experience, where French cuisine harmoniously meets varied culinary influences. While following the seasons and highlighting fresh produce, our restaurant, in the MICHELIN Guide since 2020, takes you on a unique culinary journey with every bite. We believe that each ingredient is a precious pearl, and our challenge is to extract their essence to enhance their natural aromas. With subtle associations and particular attention to plants, each visit to FANFAN reserves exceptional culinary pleasures that never cease to amaze you.

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​August Chef's Specials

BON PAN ASIAN TAPAS, translates these global-inspired foods offering the very best of diverse cultures in a tapas way, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Patong, Phuket Island. August Chef's specials now are available in BON.

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FANFAN Paris - a MICHELIN Guide restaurant for the forth year

We are pleased to announce that FANFAN is recommended in the MICHELIN Guide France 2023. Four years in a row since our first opening in 2019... and we can't get enough of it! Thank you to the MICHELIN Guide France for this renewed trust.

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Paris meets Phuket

« Paris meets Phuket » - We will hold a collaboration event with our sister restaurant FANFAN Paris on the 25th, August 2022, at L’Arôme by the sea, where our two restaurants chefs team up to prepare a special dinner. We will be offering a new 7-course tasting menu featuring the best of local ingredients such as Phuket lobster and honey cured dry aged duck with a twist of fusion flavor. Please join us and have a taste of Paris right by Kalim beach. 

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Lalaland and L'ARÔME CHINA

On February 14, 2017, a musical film about dreams and love, "La La Land," was released. It garnered 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards and ultimately won 6 awards. Six years later, on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2024, L'ARÔME China combines exquisite dishes with memorable moments from the film, recreating its classic scenes. Let us revisit the story of encountering, knowing, loving, and forgetting through this unique fusion of food and cinema.

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L'ARÔME BY THE SEA awarded "Thailand's Best"

Congratulations to L'AROME BY THE SEA on being honored with the title of "Thailand's Best" in the 2023 Thailand's Favorite Restaurants awards. This recognition undoubtedly underscores the restaurant's exceptional culinary offerings and its popularity among diners in Thailand. It's a testament to the dedication and skill of the team behind, making it a standout destination in the vibrant culinary scene of Thailand.

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Yannick awarded Swiss Star Abroad 2024 by GaultMillau

We are immensely proud to declare that Yannick HOLLENSTEIN, the Executive Chef of L’ARÔME BY THE SEA, has been awarded the title of "Schweizer Star Im Ausland (Swiss Star Abroad)" by the esteemed Gault&Millau restaurant guide Swiss edition 2024. This honor is given each year to one chef of Swiss origin working overseas, awarded by Gault&Millau for his/her outstanding culinary offerings. This recognition is a testament to his exceptional culinary skills and his ability to represent Swiss influence on an international level.

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The Sound of Andaman Sea-Twin Cities Six Dinners a complete success

Two cities, three restaurants, six dinner parties, countless beautiful moments and memories.

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Collaboration with IGNIV BANGKOK

On 25th and 26th of October, L’Arôme by the sea  joined forces with the one-Michelin-starred restaurant, IGNIV Bangkok to create two memorable dinners showcasing the best of each restaurant. Themed as “From the Swiss Alps to the Andaman Sea”, we brought you a culinary journey with local products from the mountains of the north and the sea from the south of Thailand. Combined with specialities and techniques from the Swiss Alps, the menu provided a truly exciting experience!

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L'ARÔME IN THE SKY

L’Arôme in the sky is located at the top of the world’s highest three-tower building and also Asia’s largest commercial complex. L'Arôme teamed up with China's top luxury fashion brand Golden Eagle G Hotel to explore the new possibilities of the sky restaurant in the future. 

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Celebrate the festive season at L'ARÔME 🎉

Immerse yourself in the enchantment of the season at L'Arome! ✨ Our festive menu is a culinary symphony featuring the exquisite flavors of contemporary cuisine that promise to delight your taste buds. Join us for a culinary journey that captures the essence of celebration and the spirit of the holidays. 🍽️✨

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L'ARÔME AT BLUE TREE

Following the success of L'Arôme by the sea in Phuket's upscale dining scene, we are thrilled to present a modern French restaurant and all-day dining experience on a 4-storey tree house with outdoor terrace overlooking Thailand’s largest Crystal Lagoon at Blue Tree in Phuket. With a spectacular view overlooking the stunning BLUE TREE Lagoon, L’ARÔME AT BLUE TREE offers exquisite modern French cuisine combining the elegance and refinement of classic French culinary principles with contemporary influences. Chef Julien BURBAUD pushes the boundaries of French cooking in incorporating premium ingredients and techniques to create visually striking and aesthetically pleasing dishes.

 

Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated opening on November 15th, 2023.

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​Top25 Restaurants Awards

We are immensely pleased and thrilled to announce the wonderful news that L'AROME BY THE SEA has secured the second position and BON PAN ASIAN TAPAS has clinched the 19th spot in the esteemed 2023 Phuket's Top 25 Restaurants Awards. This award is a genuine tribute to us and a reflection of the relentless effort and commitment of our whole team.

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The sound of Andaman Sea - Thailand-China Cooperation Dinner in April 2023

In late April, we will have the residency of L’L'Arôme by the sea team at L'Arôme in the sky, L'Arôme Jinling Hotel and L'Arôme Suzhou Center to present six sumptuous dinners.

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L'ARÔME BY THE SEA featured in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand

​We are proud to announce that in July 2022, L'ARÔME BY THE SEA has been featured in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022. FRANCE LAROME GROUP's French and Thai branches are now all MICHELIN Guide-listed restaurants.

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