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June 2nd Newsletter
Yes; quaint and curious war is! (1)
The Meridien Beach Plaza is gearing up for summer with the introduction of two new concepts. First, "Amber Summer", which starts today and continues until 30 September. It includes an after-beach lounge from 17:00 that transforms into an after-party from midnight, then a breakfast lounge from 5:00 to 7:00. The second initiative is a weekly screening of one of five classic films that were shot on location on the Cote d'Azur. Tickets cost 30 euros and include a cocktail and some popcorn, but there are only 30 seats per session, so early reservation is advised.
Meanwhile, the Fairmont Monte Carlo has been working with superfood and nutrition outfit Naomi's Kitchen. The hotel is to introduce "light and lean" breakfasts in its Horizon restaurant, where the menu will include organic eggs, avocado on toast, vegan bircher muesli and fresh smoothies.
Cafe de Paris is introducing Monaco diners to Sicilian cuisine from 2 to 5 June. Michelin-starred chef Patrizia Di Benedetto of Bye Bye Blues in Palermo is spending four days working alongside Elio Rossi and his team.
Finally, it's time for all the Brits in Monaco to raise a glass to Queen Elizabeth II. The British Association (BAM) is holding a cocktail birthday party for the monarch on Wednesday, 8 June, which includes a special appearance by the band of the Carabiniers of Monaco. No doubt they will be playing some suitably rousing British tunes. Cheers Your Majesty!
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: CREM turns 6.
Saturday: Sangoma Everett Trio.
Sunday: Book signing.
Coming up next week, Japanese music, Celtic art, and lunch with Bryan Ferry.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is a line from the poem The Man He Killed, by English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, born this day 1840. The stanza continues: You shoot a fellow down / You'd treat if met where any bar is, / or help to half-a-crown.