Marseille Gastronomy

Written by Laurence Bry. Posted in Restaurants

 Chef Lionel Levy of Alcyone pays tribute to both Marseille and the Mediterranean basin with his modern and creative cuisine. Last weekend Lebanese chef Maroun Chedid, awarded Best Chef of 2013 by the Toques Blanches du Monde, joined Levy and his brigade to design a menu where oriental spices met local Provençal produce. This was an exceptional culinary experience with impeccable service. Be on the look-out for more guest chefs in 2016.

 Alcyone is located in the recently refurbished hospital that is now known as Intercontinental Hotel Dieu. The original foundation was built above the Vieux Port in the 12th C and the hospital was fully operational until November 2006. The city of Marseille then leased the property to Intercontinental who converted the heritage site into a 179 room/15 suite hotel featuring 2 restaurants including Alcyone with Lionel Levy at the helm.

 Levy perfected his culinary skills while working with Eric Fréchon and Alain Ducasse before settling in Marseille 13 years ago. In 2005 he was awarded a Michelin star at his restaurant Une Table au Sud which is now run by Ludovic Turac, one of the youngest chef to obtain a Michelin Star.