Studying at the Tsuji Culinary Institute, Yusuke Takada moved to France to train at Taillevent and Le Meurice before he opened his first restaurant, La Cime.

Born on the island of Amami Oshima in Japan, Takada is inspired by the dishes he grew up with and creates new takes on recipes once prepared by his grandmother.

La Cime, which means “peak” in French, earned the chef his Michelin stars, first awarded in 2011, just a year after he opened, and then two stars again in 2017.