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August 6th Newsletter
Theirs but to do and die (1)
Monaco FC beat Young Boys of Berne on Tuesday, taking the Reds and Whites through to the UEFA Champions League play-off round. During tomorrow's draw, the club finds out which team it will be facing on 18 or 19 (first leg), and 25 or 26 (second leg) of August. Remember too that the French Ligue 1 season starts on Saturday, when Monaco plays away in Nice.
New restaurant Vin et Poisson has opened in the premises vacated by Bistrot Latino. As the name suggests, the Italian bistrot di mare has a menu filled with fish-based dishes, including pasta and risotto, and with a fillet of beef concession for carnivorous diners. A piscatorian aperitif is served from 18:00 to 19:30, and a limited menu is available outside normal lunch and dinner hours during weekdays. The marine theme extends to interior design, with various shades of blue and miscellaneous boating and fish-shaped items attached to the walls. Let us know what you think if you try it before us.
Finally, the second half of Monaco Open Air Cinema's program started yesterday. During July, the outdoor theatre has seen a threefold increase in ticket sales compared to the same period last year, no doubt due to the warm weather. Movie choices have also been better; we didn't visit at all in 2014, but have seen Terminator Genisys and Spy so far this year. Films coming up before the season ends on 20 September include comedy Absolutely Anything, Guy Ritchie's reworking of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and Tom Cruise's return in Mission Impossible.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: Etienne Mbappe.
Friday: Vivanova white night.
Saturday: Slovakian fireworks.
Sunday: Russian scented organ music.
Coming up next week, show tribute to Queen, appreciate Astair, and join a jazz jam.
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 Charge of the Light Brigade, written by Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, born this day 1809.