Meet The Chef
With a determined focus on the future, Chef Thierry Mounon always dreamed of creating a special place, an artistic sanctuary, where he could freely explore the wonders of French gastronomy. In a carefully crafted haven, each ingredient would be carefully selected for its exceptional quality, blending seamlessly with traditional techniques to achieve culinary perfection. In 2003, he made his debut in the Michelin-star arena when he was recruited by the renowned chef Christian Etienne to work at his eponymous restaurant in Avignon, a picturesque town in Southern France. Thierry’s journey then led him to a distinguished Michelin-starred establishment in London. After further honing his culinary skills in various locations across France and the breathtaking shores of Bora Bora, destiny beckoned him to Vietnam in 2008. There, he graced the kitchens of a luxurious five-star property for two years, embracing the vibrant flavors of the region.
In 2010, Thierry found himself in Ho Chi Minh City, where he embarked on a remarkable culinary venture alongside his wife, Mrs. Tina Trang Pham. Together, they opened La Villa, which would later earn the coveted title of a Michelin-selected restaurant in 2023. Fuelled by their passion for bringing an authentic French bistrot experience to the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Chef Thierry embarked on a new chapter by establishing La Fontaine French Bistrot after the success of La Villa.