Published on October 17, 2019Updated on June 19, 2023
Over the course of a gala event, where gaming luxury and fine dining come together, exceptional parties reaffirm that Casino de Monte-Carlo is the land of the fortunate few. They experience unforgettable moments woven from artistic performances, luxury and haute cuisine. Dinners with a once-in-a-lifetime ambiance round out a year of unsurpassed events in one of Europe's most iconic gaming venues.
Speakeasy at the casino: flirting with the forbidden
On Saturday, 5 October 2019, the majestic entrance to the Casino de Monte-Carlo did not give anything away; those who had come to play or to simply enjoy the space could not possibly guess that, at the very same moment, a secret entrance led to the best party in the principality. The Secret Games speakeasy blended ultimate luxury gaming with the aesthetics and irreverence of the Roaring Twenties for an extraordinary VIP party honoured by the attendance of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and H.R.H. The Princess of Hanover.
The 120 lucky guests from 24 countries were transported to the legendary world of the Roaring Twenties for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. The evening's entertainment included a spectacular opening number with geometric choreography inspired by Busby Berkeley, a jazz trio, a performance by artist Caroline Vreeland, and a bewitching, languorous turn by the rising star of the Los Angeles burlesque scene, MOSH, who morphed into a naughty queen of hearts. Worthy of the most exclusive, trendy cabarets, the soirée continued around the betting tables in a jazzy chic setting. Because gambling is an art and art is a gamble, Casino de Monte-Carlo treated its guests to the glamorous atmosphere of the 1930s, when long black dresses and smoky jazz clubs were de rigueur. For one night, and one night only.
Let there be light
In October 2018, Casino de Monte-Carlo organised Lights of Gaming, an exclusive gala event. Attended by celebrities, including Their Highnesses Prince Albert and Princess Caroline of Hanover, this unique event continued the casino's tradition of exclusive parties. Gaming luxury and art mingled in a magical setting. A variety of choreographed numbers delighted guests throughout the evening, as they feasted on delicacies prepared by Thierry Saez-Manzanares, Executive Chef of Casino de Monte-Carlo Restaurants, and savoured wines curated by Bruno Scavo, Head Sommelier for the many properties of Société des Bains de Mer de Monaco.
The red and the black
Two parties with themes perfectly suited to the ambiance at the 150-year-old institution ‒ The Art of the Game and the Game of Art and The Game of Love and Chance ‒ utterly charmed dining companions in 2017. These gala dinners, orchestrated by Charles Kaisin with menus conceived by Michelin-starred chefs Marcel Ravin (Blue Bay*) and Franck Cerutti (Executive Chef at Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo), lit up the great rooms at the Casino with a million shades of festivity. The Art of the Game and the Game of Art was styled in the spirit of surrealism, gathering guests around an immense betting table. With baroque costumes, operatic interludes and remarkable dishes, the event showcased the world of dreams and, of course, gaming: French roulette, a speciality of Casino de Monte-Carlo, shined alongside other traditional games. For The Game of Love and Chance, Charles Kaisin dreamed up a playful journey, where music by Lully, homages to the Belle Epoque and ballet performances transported guests to a unique atmosphere. The many nods to casinos, such as table football sets made from playing cards and petit-fours shaped like hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades, also served as clever reminders of just what gaming luxury can be!