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What's on in Monaco 25-31 Jan 2018

Things to do in Monaco and Monte Carlo

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January 25th Newsletter

An infinity of ways of being idle (1)

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It won't be long before Michelin announces which restaurants have achieved 3-star status. While we're waiting the company has published its Bib Gourmand guide, which lists establishments that offer reasonably priced, high quality menus. Unfortunately Monaco doesn't feature within the pages, but a short climb away in La Turbie the Cafe de la Fontaine is serving value-for-money. There's even more choice along the coast in Nice: Au Rendez-Vous des Amis, Bistrot d'Antoine, Fine Gueule, La Merenda, and Olive et Artichaut, where diners should be able to order a 3-course meal for around 33 euros.

Monaco is represented in the Gourmand Awards, by three publications that portray the food culture of the Principality. Signature Dishes by Bradley Mitton and Zsolt Szmerszky is among the finalists for Best Publisher's Translation and for Best Mediterranean Book.'s restaurant section is shortlisted for Best National Tourism Website in Europe, and Recettes Pour Champions is hoping to win the award for Best Lifestyle Sport and Nutrition. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in May.

And finally, although the refurbishment of the Hotel de Paris is ongoing, SBM has given us a flavour of what the results are likely to be. A new suite is ready to welcome guests onto the top two floors of the hotel, with 3 terraces and a patio, 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, a study, a dining room and a kitchen. The huge accommodation is named for Princess Grace and contains memorabilia and personal souvenirs of the princess. If you fancy treating yourself to a night in the luxury apartment with its panoramic views of the Med, you'll need to find at least 30,000 euros.

What's in the diary ....

Thursday: Vivanova New Year party.
Friday: Shrimps on the barbie, Bruce.
Saturday: St Devote's Day.
Sunday: The Post.

Coming up next week, what's in store in 2018, Russian gastronomy, and the Historic and Classic Monte Carlo Rallies.

For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is a description of what a visitor to Monte Carlo can expect to find. It's taken from the book The House of Mirth, written by American novelist Edith Wharton, born this day 1862. 

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