Discover our talents
Originally from eastern France, Laurent Colin supervises since June 2014 the activities of L'Intempo and Muse. His first steps in renowned star-houses (Le Cod Hardy 1 *, the Hostellerie du Château 2 * La Chèvre d'Or 1 *), gave him the opportunity to become Executive Chef internationally (Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia)
Hot or cold dishes, from the buffet or à la carte, in the restaurant, by the pool side or right down on the sand, Chef Laurent Colin’s masterful combinations with Mediterranean accents delight the taste buds of every guest.
Chef Laurent Colin has a growing appetite for regional produce and recipes discovered through out the world. ‘À la plancha’, pan-fried or steamed, every product is treated with respect.
Chef sommelier of the Le Meridien Beach Plaza hotel since 2004, Dominique Milardi manages daily a 250 wines cellar. Passionate for more than 25 years, he fell in love with the sommelier in London in The Oak Room kitchen. In 2013, he was the Principality candidate for the Best Sommelier World Championships in Tokyo.
Through his passion for wine and spirits which he willingly shares with the hotel’s clients or within the context of his wine - tasting class– he has distanced himself from academic knowledge to follow new paths of his own- poetic and exalted paths. Instructor for Le Méridien chain and a passionate ambassador of the Monaco lifestyle, Dominique Milardi knows how to talk about wine and how to share the pleasure of a tasting session.
Pastry Chef at the Méridien Beach Plaza since 2006, Julien Beaulieu was trained by Luc Debove, “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”. Specialized in confectionery and ice cream, he has received numerous first prizes for his sugar and chocolate pieces. In 2014, he made an incredible chocolate dress with his team for the Salon du Chocolat.
A remarkable talent who counts among his fans HSH Princess Stephanie. For the humanitarian organization over which she has presided since 2004, Fight Aids Monaco, the Princess her self joined forces with the young prodigy to recreate her two favourite desserts, the ‘ moelleux au chocolat ’ ( light chocolate cake ) and the tarte tatin, sold during the month of December 2012 on the occasion of World Aids Day.
Antonio Fochi - The Art of serving
A highly colorful personality, originally from Parma, Antonio Fochi is considered as the memory of Le Méridien Beach Plaza. Trained at the Cap-Ferrat hotel and at La Réserve in Beaulieu, it has been thirty years that this young-at-heart gentleman inspires clients with his knowledge and his anecdotes.
In spite of his unrivalled knowledge of the history and art of service, Antonio Fochi is anything but nostalgic.
A true ambassador of the hotel, he never ceases to pass on his knowledge to the younger generations through his courses at the hotel school and to prepare for art of serving competitions or his demonstrations alongside his culinary associate, Dominique Milardi.