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December 17th Newsletter
This is the saddest story (1)
Changes are afoot at Virage. The restaurant has been managed for five years by Clement Regnié and Sebastien Cayol, who are planning a new project. They invite friends and loyal customers to share a drink with them this evening.
The Marquise tea shop has a new management company in the shape of the Miramar Hotel. Previously known as Jade and Jasmine, and before that Chez Bacco, the cafe and bakery was established by the same group that set up Petit and Asian Dark Home, aka Petit Saint-Trop and Medina, as well as Speakeasy Club. We've no news yet as to what, if any, changes will be made.
Le Regina cafe, which closed in November (see 5 Nov newsletter), has now been transformed into an Italian trattoria called Il Calcio. The restaurant is part of a chain that originated in Bucharest and now has outlets in London in addition to the new one in Monaco. Founded in 1996, the name alludes to owner Valentin Salagean's partners, former Romanian footballers Cosmin Olaroiu and Gino Iorgulescu. Let us know what you think if you try it.
Finally, the schools close for Christmas and New Year tomorrow, and for all you brave and barmy souls, it's the annual Christmas swim on Sunday morning.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: McCarthy's quiz night.
Friday: Zelo's opening weekend.
Saturday: Dance with Pina Bausch.
Sunday: Icy family entertainment.
Coming up next week, make sure you're ready for Christmas!
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is part of the opening line to The Good Soldier, written by English novelist Ford Madox Ford, born this day 1873.