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Elsa

Elsa is a restaurant at the Monte-Carlo Beach

Elsa is a restaurant at the Monte-Carlo Beach

Open daily from 15 March to 13 October 2019 inclusive
Breakfast daily from 7.30 to 10.30 am. Lunch from 12.30 to 2.30 pm (closed in July and August) Dinner 7.30-10 pm

The first 100% organic Michelin-starred restaurant is naturally authentic and is in Monaco
  • Michelin-starred
  • Sea view
  • Valet parking/parking 
  • Terrace
  • Fish dishes
  • Mediterranean cuisine
  • Organic food

Elsa is the first 100% organic restaurant to receive a coveted Michelin star. The products on the menu are fresh, genuine, local and, most importantly, organic. Italian chef Paolo Sari is inspired by the flavours of his native Italy: gourmet Mediterranean cuisine with a modern touch, made even more delicious by the superb view of the sea around Monaco. 

 

At Elsa, Chef Paolo Sari has brought to life his vision of seasonal, local, organic cuisine with pure, natural flavours to enhance health and wellness in a complete culinary experience for the body and mind. With a 100% organic menu, the restaurant at the Monte-Carlo Beach is also the first certified organic restaurant to obtain a star from the prestigious Michelin Guide.

 

Elsa's mouth-watering menu features fruits and vegetables from 15 carefully selected farms in Provence, Côte d’Azur, Alpes-Maritimes and Liguria. The restaurant's signature dish, the vegetarian Bio Sama, is its quintessence. For a combination of modern gastronomy and Riviera tradition, try one of our fish or meat dishes.

 

Elsa is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. The restaurant is decorated in an elegant, luxurious style, mirroring its cuisine. The blue tones mould the contours of the Monaco coastline. On the terrace, the striking white communes with nature. Everywhere you look, you can take in the intoxicating view of the superb Mediterranean and the Riviera.
 

Chef Paolo Sari

Thanks to the talent and creativity of Chef Paolo Sari, the Monte-Carlo Beach was awarded a Michelin star in 2014, joining the world’s gastronomic elite.
The talented and dynamic Italian Chef Paolo Sari has studied in Italy, at Cambridge University and in Los Angeles. His cuisine reveals his typically Latin hypersensitivity.
 
In charge of all the restaurants at the Monte-Carlo Beach (Elsa, Le Deck, La Vigie, the Pizzeria and in the 300 cabanas and solariums at the Club), Paolo Sari has one firm rule: 100% organic cuisine, including the pepper and the white and rosé champagne.
For this cultured Venetian, the saying “A healthy mind in a healthy body” guides his daily culinary practices, starting with the rigorous selection of food products, fruits, vegetables and herbs supplied by farmers from neighbouring villages such as Saint-Jeannet.
His respect for nature was to be rewarded, as Elsa is the first gastronomic restaurant in the PACA region to be certified “Bio”, or organic, by the certifying body Ecocert.
 
“I wanted to change our approach to purchasing food”, explains Paolo Sari, eating Pantelleria capers while standing facing the great blue sea. ”I wanted to know where the deliveries came from, the meat from the abattoir, where the squid were caught, the provenance of the sage, grey shallots and green garlic.  True cuisine is transparent and constant.”
 
In the twenty dishes on his menu, this demanding chef has brought together gourmet food and healthy cuisine: the ultimate achievement. Providing the happy guests of the Monte-Carlo Beach with nourishment that is “an ode to the Mediterranean” requires a strong work ethic as a Riviera chef and purveyor of happiness.
 
There is no doubt that Paolo Sari, always hard at work at the Monte-Carlo Beach, has not finished winning customers over with his reasonable creativity: tradition and modernity brought together by extraordinary talent.

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Elsa offers Mediterranean and Italian cuisine with Tuscan influences that features local organic products.

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