Dominique Le Stanc in the French Riviera
Thanks to this enraptured investor, Dominique relocated to the Principality of Monaco in southern France. His first restaurant there, aptly named Dominique Le Stanc, was a huge success.
Dominique obtained his first Michelin star there within a year, setting a groundbreaking record: his was the first restaurant ever to be starred in Monaco and to keep its star status, even up until this very day. For the next three years he continued there, growing both in passion and reputation.
Next, Le Stanc was called upon by two renowned hotel restaurants nearby — the Chateau Eza in the Èze municipality for 2 years, and Le Negresco Hotel in Nice for 8 years — to lend his expertise to their kitchens. Negresco, the most beautiful palatial hotel on the French Riveria, offered him Chef de Cuisine position in March 1989.
In the most stunning milestone of his career yet, Le Stanc helped bring Negresco’s restaurant, Le Chantecler, unprecedented acclaim and one of its two Michelin stars. Returning to Le Stanc, he also fulfilled his greatest childhood dream: earning his own second Michelin star.
After working his whole life with famous Michelin star chefs, restaurants, and managing busy, fast-paced kitchens, Dominique had yet another lifelong dream. He wished to go back to his roots — and acquire a small yet ultimately outstanding, authentic restaurant.