DESTINATION OF THE MONTH – 2022
WEEK 2 OF 4
Monaco’s restaurant scene is thriving more than ever and the Principality is a goldmine of unique dining concepts. From Michelin-starred chefs to local seaside eateries, there is always a new restaurant to check out in the dynamic Principality. Here are some foodie addresses worth recommending to your clients for their next visit:
Alain Ducasse is entrusting the iconic Louis XV – Alain Ducasse to Emmanuel Pilon, who joined the renowned multi-Michelin-starred chef’s empire in 2009. Meanwhile, the head sommelier role has is passed to Maxime Pastor, a Monegasque national who attended Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School, and who will ensure perfect food and wine pairings at the three-Michelin-starred restaurant.
Excellence, sharing, and modernity. Three words that perfectly encapsulate Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a restaurant by Yannick Alléno at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo which opened in April 2022. The triple-Michelin-starred Chef’s new eatery serves locally-inspired cuisine prepared simply but elegantly, in keeping with its location at the Hermitage, one of the Principality’s finest treasures.
Em Sherif Monte-Carlo invites patrons to savour the finest Lebanese Mediterranean dishes at Monaco’s most prestigious luxury hotel. Located on the ground floor of the celebrated Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Em Sherif Monte-Carlo, which opened in April 2022, takes diners on a culinary voyage of the senses inspired by Lebanese and Mediterranean-style cuisine, in a warm and welcoming setting with sea views.
On the side of the Rocher, Amici Miei has reopened its doors a few hundred yards from the location where it made its name, still at the Port of Fontvieille. The authentic home cooking includes a variety of Italian specialities tasty enough to make famous mouths water. The musicians Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker, the sculptor Botero and the actor Roger Moore have all succumbed to the talents of the Amici Miei restaurant.
Tigrane Seydoux, a native of Monaco with no fewer than 17 restaurants around the world, including in Paris, has opened his first concept outlet on the newly redeveloped Larvotto Beach named Giacomo. At Giacomo, you will find a cuisine with strong Italian influences, prepared from high-quality ingredients in a friendly atmosphere.
Fans of the Mediterranean flavours found at Café Cova on Boulevard des Moulins now have a new address in the Larvotto district, on the ground floor of the new Palais de la Plage. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted by the pastries for which the original Cova, founded in Milan in 1817, became famous.
Already present in Cannes, La Môme has now opened its latest venue in Monaco, on the roof of the Hôtel Port Palace to be exact! The decor, designed by Liautard and The Queen, is inspired by the iconic Grace Kelly.
La Maison du Limoncello
Limoncello now has its own home in the Principality! The quintessential lemon liqueur has set up shop on the Rock. Opened in summer 2021, La Maison du Limoncello welcomes customers looking for a taste of the famous liqueur, made on the premises, and also serves its own specialities and creations handmade using local citrus fruits, from green olive paste with Menton lemon to lemon-infused vodka and duck paté with mandarin.
Maybourne Riviera is the new five-star address nestling on the heights of Roquebrune-Cap- Martin, a village neighbouring the Principality of Monaco. The hotel boasts 79 luxury rooms and suites and a modernist architectural style with breathtaking panoramic views over the olive trees to the Mediterranean horizon. Chefs Mauro Colagreco and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, take inspiration from the seasons to create sublime dishes using local produce and seafood, oversee the kitchens of the Maybourne Riviera.
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