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February 18th Newsletter
One flew over the cuckoo's nest (1)
It's been rather quiet in Monaco the past few days. No doubt all the schoolchildren are skiing up in the mountains, but they'll be back at school next week.
Monte Carlo Beach reopens on 4 March and four days later its Elsa restaurant hosts the annual International Women's Day dinner. This year executive chef Paolo Sari has enlisted the help of Alain Passard of the 3-star Arpège restaurant in Paris. The two chefs have devised a menu that costs 210 euros, is 100% organic and includes wine pairings for each course, as well as a glass of champagne. Reservations are essential on +377 98 06 50 05 or bh[at]sbm.mc.
It looks like the restaurant previously known as Cotoletteria will soon be re-opening its doors in a different guise. One of Monaco Restaurant Group's (MRG) managers appears to be involved in the new venture so one might speculate that MRG will be taking over the property. The group's website advertises that it will be opening two new places "soon": Grubers burger joint and Moshi sushi bar.
Finally, MRG's Beefbar in Fontvieille, which is currently closed for refurbishment, reopens on Monday. Fans may find some changes at the restaurant, as its facebook page suggests it will have a new name: Boucherie/Butcher's Shop.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: Vivanova wine tasting.
Friday: Talk about crime.
Saturday: Clubbing with DJ Bluey.
Sunday: Bartoli as Norma.
Coming up next week, lunch with Naomi or lunch with Eurythmics, and evening with Citizen Kane.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is the title of an Oscar-winning film directed by Milos Forman, born this day 1932.