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December 10th Newsletter
Enchantress of numbers (1)
Every culture and family have their traditions at Christmas. In Britain we have our pudding, and in France we have the Buche de Noel, the sweet centrepiece of a festive table. If you plan to feature a Yule log on your menu this year, check out the traditional and startling designs created by Monaco's pastry chefs.
Another two very British Christmas events are taking place on Sunday at St Paul's Anglican Church. In the afternoon, the children's nativity play takes place, and later that evening there's a carol service.
If you're already tired of listening to Christmas music, head over to Mozza on Sunday. The Italian restaurant has introduced a jazz brunch, priced 49 euros, which includes a help-yourself buffet with live jazz backing music. A Bellini is offered to all diners and hot drinks and fruit juices are included in the price.
Finally, we were sad to hear that the Saint Benoit is to hang up its pots and pans for good on 13 December. Owner Marcel Athimond, who has managed many of Monaco's restaurants, is taking time out to travel around France.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: McCarthy's quiz night.
Friday: Aladin gala for kids.
Saturday: 4-hand piano competition.
Sunday: Have a go at backgammon.
Coming up next week, Femmes Leaders make a spectacle, Christmas tree auction and Thai Japanese fusion dinner.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is a reference by Charles Babbage to Ada Lovelace, born this day 1815. She is often considered to be the first computer programmer.