In 2007, Jérôme Roy joins Pierre Gagnaire at « Airelles », in Courchevel. A year later, Pierre Gaganaire entrust him with the opening of his restaurant of the hotel Lotte in Seoul. The 35 years old Chef, native from Tours, learned with the greatest chefs as Thierry Marx in Cordeillan Bages or Michel Troisgros in Roanne.
Let the product express itself with a touch of creativity to create emotion, this is his creed. Follower of light but sophisticated cuisine, with Mediterranean touch, Jerôme Roy handles perfectly tastes and flavour, in a full respect of the local products which he preserves the genuineness. To give free rein to his talent and promote his cuisine, Jérôme Roy can find in the Couvent des Minimes’ garden a range of herbs combining taste and tradition. Nature has always been present at the Couvent des Minimes. From Louis Feuillé, Louis XIV botanist, who studied here, to the Franciscan Sisters who used to grow fruit trees and vines with passion. The terraced gardens have nowadays kept all their beauty.
At the Relais & Châteaux Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa, located in a former convent from the 17th century, Jérôme Roy runs the kitchen of the restaurant « Le Cloître » and its lovely patio where, in summer, it is delightful to savour inventive and with a Southern touch delicacies.