"La boite gourmande à musique"

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“La boîte gourmande à musique” Dessert wins 2022 Winter Holiday Competition

The art of patisserie: for enjoying to the utmost!
From Friday 2 December 2022 to Sunday 8 January 2023

The Winter Holidays are the perfect chance to indulge in some delicious food, and provide inspiration to some of the greatest pastry chefs in the business. 

And the exciting “Comme un enfant” themed 2022 Winter Holiday Entremet Competition proved to be the perfect showcase for the talent and skill of some of the Resort’s top chefs! 


You can find this year’s winner, “La boîte gourmande à musique”, on our online catalogue of festive products as well as to take away from the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo and Mada One...so why not give in to temptation? 


Whether you choose to dine in or take away, this dessert offers the utmost enjoyment.


For even more sweetness, find our selection of pastries and chocolates for the Winter Holidays at the Patio of l'Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

  • When: on sale from 2 December 2022 to 8 January 2023
  • Pre-order: 72h in avdance
  • Available to take away: Café de Paris | Mada One
  • Price: €95 per 6/8-piece dessert
  • Reservations: Café de Paris Monte-Carlo +377 98 06 76 23 | Mada One +377 98 06 68 68

The 2022 Winter Holiday Dessert Competition took place at One Monte-Carlo, with a judging panel comprising both customers and industry professionals.

The competitors – all members of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer group – rose to the occasion, presenting original and complex creations, by putting childhood memories in the spotlight.


But it was “La boîte gourmande à musique ”, the trompe l'oeil creation of Cyril NATTA and Jonathan BARBAGALLO, the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo pastry team, which met with the judges’ unanimous approval!

This exquisite dessert combines a childhood favourite of sweet toffee with zingy exotic fruit flavours, promising the perfect after-dinner or tea-time bite – a standout sweet experience!

Its realism and refinement are highlighted by its design and the details of a real music box. Its personality is underlined by a light, refined and fragrant taste. Its red colour instantly evokes the sweet delicacies of the festive period.


Why a music box?

Cyril NATTA & Jonathan BARBAGALLO: "We had the idea of making an old music box as a souvenir of the past when technology was absent from traditions. The music box was a toy that gave happiness to children, memories to parents and grandparents, it also brought joy and cheerfulness. Our choice was motivated by the fact that traditions stand the test of time and technology will come and go."


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