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July 23rd Newsletter
Blackmailers don't shoot (1)
Monaco Restaurant Group (MRG) has opened a Beef Bar on Nammos Beach in Mykonos, where carnivores have already eaten more Kobe beef than at any of its other European outlets. The temporary franchise closes in September, but MRG's plans for world domination continue, with a further Beef Bar opening in Hong Kong in October, followed by a second Mexico franchise.
Another MRG restaurant, Song Qi, has introduced a 29 euros lunch deal called All In One. The upmarket Chinese menu includes steamed jasmine rice, prawn balls, chicken and sesame salad, fish or meat plat du jour, and a glass of wine.
Monaco staycationers looking for a new aperitif experience should try the Meridien Beach Plaza, which has installed a petanque pitch. Hoping to inject a little style into the staid game, apero and petanque events are planned until 31 August. Meanwhile, Metropole Monte Carlo is hosting Thursday evenings by the pool in the Odyssey restaurant. Entertainment is provided by a live singer and a DJ, aperitif-sized appetizers and cocktails can be ordered, there's a selection of light dishes, or a more substantial Mediterranean-inspired menu for those with an appetite.
Following in the steps of Laduree (see 16 July newsletter), Grimaldi Forum has opened its own temporary cafe. After sating their appetite for culture at the venue's Russian Avant-garde art exhibition, visitors can satisfy their need for a drink and a snack at Pantone Cafe.
Finally, tomorrow it's Monaco's carnival, U Sciaratu, with free entertainment for all the family on the Rocher.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: Vivanova at Joseph's.
Friday: Olivier Louvel Trio.
Saturday: Red Cross Ball with Sting.
Sunday: Classical concert at the Palace.
Coming up next week, Johnny Hallyday, free flamenco, and the Little Prince.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
Looking ahead ...
(1) This week's quote is the title of the first short story published by American writer Raymond Chandler, born this day 1888.