The twins of French Cuisine. Born into a family of wine growers in Adge, in Southern France, in 1964, they grew up near the Mediterranean Sea where they discovered the respect of products and nurtured their love of good food. This love of food, paired with their creativity, brought them into the world of cuisine.
Their master chefs are, among others, Bras, Meneau, Gagnaire, Chapel and Trama. They all helped build their palate, gave them the means to discovers new flavors, new pairings but also provoked their creativity to new pairings. At 24 years old only, they decided to team up with wine specialist Olivier Château, who was only 21, and opened their restaurant: Jardin des Sens, in Montpellier. The restaurant was quickly praised and known as one of the top culinary destinations in the South of France. In recognition of their dedication, their very peculiar flavors profile and their unmistaken cooking style, they were awarded their third Michelin star in 1998.
Since then, they toured the world opening restaurants and pop-up ventures to make sure they can pursue their ambition: share their love of great food and good wine with everyone. From Paris to Tokyo to Shanghai’s World Expo, they have now opened their latest project: Jardin des Sens in Ho Chi Minh City for your own pleasure.
Chef Frédéric was born into what many consider to be “Michelin” city, Clermont-Ferrand. Through the rich culinary culture of France & embrace of his family’s culinary background, Frédéric soon found himself running the kitchen of famed culinary veterans for 30 years. The large repertoire of culinary titans he’s worked under seems unfathomable with names like Chefs Guy Savoy, Guy Martin, Claude Troisgros, Pierre Gagnaire, & Alain Ducasse to boast about. Though he maintains Ducasse to be the most influential in his personal style of all of them, it is clear to see Frédéric’s pursuit for the authentic yet elegant approach to his cooking.
Head Chef Nam Hoang has worked in the kitchens of Pourcel’s Indochine Ltd‘s flagship restaurant Le Jardin Des Sens from 2017 to 2019. Chef Nam is strongly influenced by the Pourcel Brothers’ mixing culinary ideologies and techniques as well as Vietnamese contrasted flavors. He believes the most flavorful cuisine is made simply with the best, highest quality products and he considers it part of his job to inspire and educate guests about the richness of Mediterranean cuisine. His unique point of view, out-of-the-box recipes, and culinary artistry that makes the most of every ingredient’s natural flavor, have taken him back to Mama Sens to lead the kitchen team.