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Top Culinary Talent Installed on Legian Beach

The Legian Seminyak Bali Appoints Stephane Gortina as Executive Chef.

The Legian Seminyak, Bali has announce the appointment of a Michelin-starred Chef Stephane Gortina as their new Executive Chef. Effective April 15, 2019, Chef Gortina assumed oversight of the Hotels venues:  The Restaurant, Pool Bar, and The Ocean Champagne Bar.

Beginning his culinary career in his native France, Stephane Gortina has worked in various Michelin-starred restaurants including, Moulin de l’Abbaye in Brantôme and Restaurant Michel Chabran in Pont-de-l’ Isère. Later, he moved to join one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, Chef Alain Ducasse, working at the renowned Le Louis XV at l’Hôtel de Paris in Monaco and later with Alain Ducasse’s restaurants in Japan, Russia, UK, Qatar and Mauritius, where he gained valuable resort experience at the renowned Le Saint Géran.

Most recently, Gortina has worked as Executive Chef at the Michelin-star Restaurant Rech by Alain Ducasse in the Intercontinental Hong Kong, where he has spent the past five years.

Gortina’s new home offers what is arguably the best ocean-front dining destination in Bali - The Restaurant – that showcases contemporary cuisine with a twist of Asian flavors while focusing on using local, organic and sustainable ingredients. The Resort’s Pool Bar and The Ocean Champagne Bar offer light dishes, refreshing cocktails, and a wide selection of fine Champagne throughout the day.

Chef Stephane says he is excited to be in Bali and thrilled to be joining The Legian Seminyak Team. The hotel is part of LHM - a new luxury hospitality and lifestyle company presenting the best of Indonesia and offering extraordinary experiences around the Indonesian Archipelago.

Speaking of his appointment Chef Stephane says: “I am excited join the fantastic team at The Legian Seminyak, Bali. The hotel has an iconic reputation on the island and globally for many factors including its gastronomy, and I am excited to be a part of it. When it comes to the cuisine my aim is to continue the hotel’s legacy in offering the best of Bali as well as to bring guests and visitors a new culinary experience.”