Staying cool in Monaco and Monte Carlo
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July 30th Newsletter
Let me in! I'm so cold! (1)
Monaco FC received some good news earlier this month when France's Conseil d'Etat ruled that the 50 million euros "taxes" paid by the Reds and Whites to the French Professional League (LFP) was both irregular and unlawful. The State Council also declared that Monaco does not need to base its headquarters in France in order to play in LFP's Ligues 1 and 2. There's only another week before the 2015-16 football season starts, but before then the Young Boys of Berne are expected at Stade Louis II for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Monaco FC beat the Swiss team 1-3 earlier this week in the first leg.
Monaco Matin reports that attempts are being made to include the Monegasque method of making a barbagiuan on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Apparently, the fried pastry parcels should look like little boats, not square, and certainly not half-moon shaped. The recipe itself is more flexible, allowing cooks to vary proportions according to their own taste. Fillings should include young swiss chard, egg, spring onion, garlic, fresh fromage blanc, parmesan, garlic, parsley and/or basil, and ground herbes de provence.
Did you know that drowning is the 3rd most common death by unintentional injury, and those most at risk are children? Princess Charlene's Foundation was set up in 2012 to raise awareness of the problem and to help save lives. If you'd like to know more about the Foundation's work, team members will be pleased to answer your questions at MonacoUSA's networking happy hour next week.
Finally, with the influx of tourists, the Circus Dinner Show sets up in the Fontvieille big top from tomorrow. Open every evening until 23 August, the circus shows are designed to entertain the whole family.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: Whisky tasting.
Friday: Fred Dupont & his organ.
Saturday: Italian fireworks.
Sunday: Amy Winehouse docu/biopic.
Coming up next week, Bad Boys of Ballet, backgammon and Brazilian beats.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is a line spoken by Catherine Earnshaw, a character in the book Wuthering Heights, written by English author Emily Bronte, born this day 1818.