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February 4th Newsletter
School's out (1)
It's Chinese New Year on Monday and Song Qi restaurant is celebrating the Year of the Red Fire Monkey with a special menu, available from 5-14 February. Dish prices range from 16 euros for fried asparagus with mushrooms and macadamia nuts, to 89 euros for whole lobster with prawns, pineapple and xo sauce. If that's given you a taste for Asian food, there's also the Royal Thai restaurant, with vegetable dishes at 12 euros and prawn dishes at 23 euros, or Maya Bay Thai, with two lobster dishes at 49 euros each and grilled asparagus brochettes at 7 euros.
It's an important weekend for football; rugby, local and American. RBS Six Nations rugby championship starts on Saturday and as usual we are supporting the Welsh, whose first match is on Sunday against Ireland.
On Saturday afternoon Monaco FC face Nice at home in the local derby. There'll be lots of traffic on the roads and many supporters traveling by train that day.
Then on Sunday (see diary below) it's Super Bowl 50 in the USA, and both McCarthy's and Stars n Bars are screening the game live, with food and drink available all night.
Finally, don't forget the school holidays start after classes tomorrow.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: opera by Handel.
Friday: Vivanova party for Antipodeans.
Saturday: local music festival.
Coming up next week, networking with MonacoUSA and InterNations, and music with a long nose.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is the title of a song by American singer-songwriter Vincent Damon Furnier, aka Alice Cooper, born this day 1948.