Secret Garden



Born in 1978 in Perros Guirec, a tiny fishing village in Brittany, Nicolas Le Toumelin has always been passionate about food. By 18, Nicolas was in London seconded to restaurant ONE-O-ONE which was awarded London’s best seafood restaurant three times in a row in the Sheraton Park Tower in Knightsbridge, working with world-renowned chef Pascal Proyart.


Seeking inspiration from other corners of the world, Nicolas Le Toumelin accepted the position of head chef of the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant (one of 40) at the Madinat Jumeirah resort in Dubai. It was during this time that Nicolas Le Toumelin really mastered the use of spices in cooking giving his dishes an exotic twist.


In 2010, Nicolas went back to France to became the executive chef of Muse Hotel de Luxe in St Tropez the “M” restaurant menu was inspired by land and sea. Working in collaboration with renowned truffle restaurateur Clement Bruno (often called the “king of truffles”). This trendy and luxurious 5 stars hôtel was the new concept of the Malaysian Group YTL.