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January 28th Newsletter
Thank heaven for little girls (1)
Congratulations to Sebastien Ogier on winning his third consecutive Monte Carlo Rally on Sunday. Now it's the turn of classic car drivers, some of whom set off yesterday for the Monte Carlo Historic Rally. More teams depart tomorrow and all are expected to be in Monaco on Saturday and Tuesday, before the prize giving next Thursday.
Following its 1-3 victory against Evian last week, Monaco FC go through to the next round of the Coupe de France. The Reds and Whites now face Sochaux in an away match on 9th February.
In restaurant news, Cap Marquet opened last weekend with a new winter lunch menu. The beachside restaurant in Cap d'Ail is open daily and best enjoyed on a sunny day.
Joel Garault has been awarded a Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite medal by the French Ambassador. As head chef of the Hermitage Hotel, he opened the Vistamar fish restaurant in 1999 and was awarded a Michelin star the following year. He's expected to retire in spring.
And finally, the Monaco Book Fair is being planned for 24th April. If you're an international writer who lives locally and you've published a book within the past two years, the event offers an opportunity for promoting your work.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: Dinner with Piemonte wine.
Friday: Ken and Holly.
Saturday: New generation of circus artists.
Sunday: One woman, 50 voices.
Coming up next week, every-day nutritious recipes, lunch with Norah Jones and a Corsican game.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is the title of the opening number from the musical Gigi, based on the novella of the same name by French novelist Colette, born this day 1873.