Libre is the brainchild of chef Ichie Taguma, who honed his culinary skills for eight years in Paris at famed eateries like Le Cinq where he was eventually put in charge of developing their menu. Libre not only marks his formal return to Tokyo, Japan, but it is the first project that he can call his very own. His enthusiasm for the project is clear in its multiple facets; Libre is a patisserie from 10AM to 4PM, a course-meal only restaurant from 6PM to 9PM, and will also operate as an after-hours bar till 1AM.
DAIKEI MILLS was involved from the very start of the project; helping with many things from helping to pick the Shirokane location to bringing in a graphic designer develop the Libre logo.
Chef Taguma’s vision was to create a place that takes you deeper and deeper with a sense of wonderment, like going down a rabbit hole.
Setting the tone of the establishment is the use of two earthly materials. Thick layer of plaster and rammed earth conceals the original interior walls and ceilings, while the