Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, un restaurant de Yannick Alléno (2)
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Monaco, the centrepiece of Mediterranean cuisine

Published on May 28, 2024Updated on June 11, 2024

Against the backdrop of the Côte d'Azur, Monaco exudes glamour and bristles with amazing dining destinations. But beyond its aura of prestige, the Principality is a trove of hidden treasure for foodies to find; a vibrant and diverse culinary scene that attracts the most discerning palates from all over the world. Here are some unmissable addresses. 

Monaco, where stars shine

From the famous Place du Casino to the shores of the Mediterranean, culinary excellence in the Principality is epitomised by its Michelin-starred restaurants. The Hôtel de Paris’ Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris restaurant has been triple starred for more than 30 years. The internationally-renowned chef – alongside sous-chef Emmanuel Pilon and pastry chef Sandro Micheli – is constantly reinventing Mediterranean gastronomy, with the Riviera’s local delicacies as his inspiration and nature as his guide.

On the eighth floor of the palace, in a sublime setting between the sea and the sky, Le Grill (one star) is another renowned address. Diners like to return to the restaurant year after year for its menu combining tradition and modernity.

Just a stone's throw away, in the ultra-chic Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Yannick Alléno shakes things up to our taste buds’ delight in his one-star Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a restaurant by Yannick Alléno, expressing his bold vision  of a light and gourmet cuisine.

On the seafront, nature revitalises the decor at Blue Bay Marcel Ravin, which has been awarded two Michelin stars. The committed, visionary chef never fails to charm foodies with his refined fusion cuisine and boundless creativity.

Blue Bay Marcel Ravin plat

Authentic, festive addresses

Monaco is also a legendary nightlife destination. Dance the night away with friends in a new unmissable venue: Amazónico Monte-Carlo on the Place du Casino. A chic, lush atmosphere inspired by the Amazon Rainforest where you can savour a fusion of Latin and Asian cuisine, a lounge bar where you can sip exotic cocktails, a club where you can dance to tropical beats and more. The concept is already a success in London and Dubai, and there is no doubt that it will become a mainstay in the heart of Monaco’s Carré d'Or.

Another landmark for night owls in search of remarkable food is the Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo. Embark on a culinary journey eastwards in an enchanting lounge setting with a unique decor. Monegasque nights can also be spent at the COYA Monte-Carlo, where Latin American cuisine and DJ sets ensure a memorable festive experience. Warm summer evenings trickle by at the beachside Maona Monte-Carlo, where foodies can enjoy sun-drenched local cuisine before hitting the dancefloor  with glamorous retro vibes.

Amazónico Monte-Carlo Bar
Marcel Ravin Elsa Restaurant

An address to explore or revisit ASAP

An azure decor, a terrace with a sea view as far as the eye can see, your eyes and taste buds marvel at the marine garden blooming on your plate, a harmony of iodine notes from starter to dessert. The restaurant Elsa is the culinary Eden of Monte-Carlo Beach, where renowned chef Marcel Ravin delivers a real tribute to the sea. Bold combinations, delicate flavours and a commitment to ethical and responsible cuisine make for a unique experience, not to be glossed over under any circumstances.

Shoreside lunches and dinners

Imagine gazing over fabulous panoramic views of the Mediterranean, comfortably seated in one of Monaco's restaurants... The sea takes centre stage on the terrace of Las Brisas, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort's summer dining room, perfect for a casual lunch of grilled meats or fresh fish.

The sea view is an invitation to get away for a while on the terrace of the Em Sherif Monte-Carlo while enjoying Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine. Last but not least, you won’t want to miss the stunning coastal views at Club La Vigie Monte-Carlo, ideal for a gourmet Riviera experience.

Em Sherif Monte-Carlo Plats

A Resort with a unique culinary offering

In the Principality, iconic venues such as the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, a veritable institution for the whole of Monaco, rub shoulders with hidden gems such as Le Salon Rose or Le Train Bleu at the Casino de Monte-Carlo.

From incomparable haute cuisine experiences at the forefront of the culinary scene to the simple pleasure of a shared festive meal or lunch at the beach, Monaco is the ultimate destination for every foodie.

Café de Paris Monte-Carlo plats
Caves de l'Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

The 150th anniversary of Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo’s Wine Cellars

With over 350,000 bottles of wine, champagne and spirits, the world's largest hotel wine cellar celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2024. This anniversary is an opportunity to discover a special selection of fine wines at several of the Resort's restaurants. If you wish to prolong the experience, you can also go on tours of the prestigious wine cellar, enjoy exclusive dinners on the theme of wine estates and attend masterclasses and conferences.

Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris

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