A classically trained French chef, Chef Nicolas ‘Doudou’ Tourneville’s passion for fine dining began at the age of 15 with his first apprenticeship.
Shortly thereafter, he graduated from the renowned cooking school of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry at age 17 and moved to England to cook for intimate restaurants and small, private castles.
During his tenure at the French Embassy, he made lunch for the Queen Mother. Tourneville’s French military service was spent as the private chef for an admiral and the French Foreign Ministry was impressed enough to send him to Algeria, as the Head Chef to the French Embassy. He then ventured to the French Embassy in Jakarta.
During a trip to Bali, Chef Tourneville fell in love with the island and, fortuitously, noticed there were no restaurants serving French cuisine. It was then that he and fellow chef, Chef Said Alem, began to their visionary project to open a French restaurant, Kafe Warisan.
Chef Tourneville’s second restaurant in Bali, MÉTIS Restaurant & Gallery, is also an elegant French fine-dining restaurant concept which currently features at No.19 on The Miele Guide’s Asia’s Top 20 list 2013.
- No.19, Asia's Top 20, The Miele Guide, 2013
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