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What's on in Monaco 9-15 Jun 2022

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June 9th Newsletter

I asked what there was to make doctoring more disgusting than nursing... (1)

Last weekend the Government announced that masks are no longer necessary on public transport, but Covid is still circulating, and in the wake of the Grand Prix there have been 58 new cases, one of whom is Princess Charlene.

Dogs are normally the pet of choice in Monaco, but from 6 July we'll be seeing more cats. Larvotto promenade is hosting an exhibition featuring a score of cat sculptures created by Belgian Philippe Geluck, famous for his comic strip Le Chat. After the exhibition ends on 2 October the works will be sold to fund a museum du Chat to open in Brussels in 2024.

Also in the first week of July the Prince's collection of cars will have been tranferred to their new home in Port Hercule. In the meantime, Prince Albert's first book has been published. L'Homme et l'Ocean is now available in bookshops and on

I was recently asked what is a typical Monaco dish and top of my list is the barbagiuan. Monaco Matin's 2 June edition carries an interview with Sebastien Jablowski of A Roca who relates how the tasty treat came to be. Once upon a time a certain Monsieur Jean had prepared some raviolis stuffed with chard, but couldn't find a bowl in which to prepare the sauce for them. The enterprising chef fried his ravioli instead, then served them to his guests who were so delighted that they named them "barbes à Jean". You'll find a recipe in the article too, albeit with a few secret ingredients excluded.

And finally...

If you've managed to get tickets to the British Association's Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Party this evening, enjoy! Last we heard it was sold out.

What's in the diary...

Thursday: Steam Down.
Friday: My Land.
Saturday: Top Marques.
Sunday: Classical concert.

(1) This week's quote is by English suffragist and first woman to qualify in Britain as a physician and surgeon, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, born this day 1836.

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