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What's on in Monaco 13-19 May 2021

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May 13th Newsletter

I think that in time it will be very popular (1)

What's new

Congratulations to Antonio Felix Da Costa who won the Monaco EPrix on Saturday. In an exciting final lap he managed to squeeze past Mitch Evans at the chicane. Since we saw the first Monaco EPrix in 2015 there have been huge improvements to the cars. With their metallic paint finishes and the whistling of the engines we had the impression we were watching land based supersonic rockets.

We're all waiting to see what happens at the F1 Grand Prix. The Government and ACM are allowing spectators into the stands but they must have a ticket and a negative PCR test. Friday is free of charge as usual, but only tribunes K and T will be open and limited to 3000 spectators. As of writing there's no news for restaurateurs who are anxious to open up for visitors.

There was trouble on the football pitch last weekend when a mass brawl broke out between the two teams' players and staff at the final whistle following a number of red cards during the game. As a result the Ligue de Football Professionnel has suspended three of Lyon's players for one match, whereas Monaco's Willem Geubbels and Pietro Pellegri have been banned for three and two games respectively.

In Brief

The Monaco Diocese's website has had a makeover, making it easier to check for events and news.

A dedicated cycle path on the Basse Corniche between Nice and Villefranche should open this summer, with an extension to Monaco in spring 2022.

And finally...

Hotel Hermitage's new chef Yannick Alleno is opening his eponymous restaurant on Wednesday 19 May. It replaces The Vistamar where the terrace has had a Mediterranean garden makeover. Lunch menu 68 euros, Monte Carlo menu 145 euros, Hermitage menu 235 euros. Enjoy!

What's in the diary...

Thursday: Ascension day off.
Friday: Fashion Week begins.
Saturday: Vivanova Sicilian wine lunch.
Sunday:  Russian classical music.

(1) This week's quote is from a letter written by English composer Arthur Sullivan, born this day 1842. He is referring to his comic opera Pirates of Penzance.

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