Cheese lovers can be found on every continent in the world. The British have their sharp and crumbly cheddar, the Spanish have their nutty manchego and recently there has even been a movement towards artisanal, hand-crafted cheese in the US, where industrial orange Velveeta™ was previously the norm. However, for real savoir faire when it […]

At La Villa French Restaurant in HCMC’s District 2, we have some special items in store for you. Over the course of more than one year, Chef Thierry Mounon has sourced, researched and tasted ingredients hundreds of times to create his outstanding recipes for six top of the line tasting menus designed to excite any […]

The pine trees are put up, the ribbons and festive lights are in place, the candles are ready to be lit… For those who haven’t noticed, Christmas is coming. And La Villa French Restaurant is getting ready for the most joyful time of the year. Chef Thierry, Ms. Tina and all the staff would like […]

It all began in 2010. A young couple – Tina, Vietnamese, 22 years old, had started her career in hospitality four years ago while Thierry, French, 32 years old, was already an experienced Michelin-standard chef – moved into a 15-year-old villa in Ho Chi Minh City’s not-yet-trendy Thao Dien Ward in District 2. What were […]

Western cuisine is on the rise in Vietnam, and not just since yesterday: especially the metropolises Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi have seen a wave of French, Italian, American, Mexican and German restaurants in the past decade. Interestingly, Vietnamese seem to embrace this development. More and more local residents have been venturing to foreign […]

A few decades ago, Ho Chi Minh City’s Thao Dien area in District 2, home to La Villa French Restaurant, was little more than a poor, underpopulated swampland separated from the city centre by the Saigon River. Today, it’s one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most thriving wards – a high-end city within a city […]