Hiroyasu Kawate

Florilège / Tokyo

Hiroyasu Kawate was born into the restaurant business. His father ran a western-style restaurant and most of his other male relatives are chefs. He made the decision to specialise in French cuisine in high school and spent his formative kitchen years in Paris. He also worked in senior positions at some of Tokyo’s most famous restaurants, including Quintessence. Florilège opened in 2009 in a backstreet in Minami-Aoyama and moved to a more prominent location in Shibuya in 2015. His restaurant Florilège is number 14 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant List.

Restaurant : Florilège
Country: Tokyo