Chef Lionel Levy
Rightfully seen as the leader of the new Mediterranean cuisine, Lionel Levy learned his trade from internationally acclaimed chefs such as Éric Fréchon and Alain Ducasse. Having moved to Marseille in 1999 the city has become his adopted home and it is here that he has gained mastery of the local cuisine-the result being a Michelin-star holder since 2005. Inventive, inquisitive and always eager to discover new recipes best sums up this chef. Above all his menus showcase local, in season produce with a selection of the best freshly-caught fish from the Vieux-Port, market garden vegetables grown locally by the best growers and meat from farmers who take pride in what they do. At the InterContinental Marseille- Hotel Dieu, Lionel Levy oversees all culinary matters throughout the hotel: the bar and the two restaurants that differ completely. His work is crowned with three Gault&Millau toques and a Michelin star.
Chef Levy prefers that one see his cuisine as authentic and geared towards pure enjoyment. It is with these two aims in mind that it is possible to offer truly gourmet moments. He distrusts modernity, as it may be out of fashion tomorrow!