If you’re visiting the French Riviera, don’t waste your time in your room eating hotel food when you might be out trying the local fare. One may find anything from five-star gourmet Monte-Carlo restaurants to low-key local watering holes among Monaco’s greatest restaurants and bars.
This article will point you in the right direction if you fancy yourself a connoisseur of fine and unique cuisine this summer.
Pavilion de Monte-Carlo by Yannick Alléno
A restaurant that successfully marries domestic coziness with social buzz is the ideal venue for a good time. Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, owned by Yannick Alléno, is known for its upscale, cosmopolitan fare, much like the principality of Monaco. The Hôtel Hermitage, located in such a picturesque area, lives up to its reputation as a cultural center and emblem of Monaco’s affluent way of life. From the main bar, guests can watch as Three Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno and his crew produce beautiful meals with a bright, sun-kissed ambience using the finest local ingredients. Try the grilled lamb cutlets with smoked mashed eggplant, the grilled veal chop with a yoghurt and sage marinade, and the John Dory fish with barigoule artichokes.
Summertime with Yoshi at the Hôtel Métropole
Yoshi, the only Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant on the Côte d’Azur, is opening its doors to visitors on June 17 in a spectacular setting created by Karl Lagerfeld by the Odyssey pool. Takeo Yamazaki, who has been the head chef at Yoshi at the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo for the past 13 years, is approaching his 14th year in the position. The head sommelier handpicks premium sakés, whiskies, and Japanese green teas to complement the chef’s inventive teppanyaki creations. Among the chef’s most well-known dishes are the ghindara and the ebi shinjo (shrimp balls with kombu) (black cod marinated for 72 hours).
In the heart of Monte-Carlo is the Monegasque restaurant La Môme
Restaurant Florian on Cannes was founded by brothers Antoine and Ugo Lecorché in May of 2015. The restaurant’s menu is focused on a variety of Mediterranean dishes prepared using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant La Môme is a nightly destination for both locals and visitors seeking a quiet oasis in the heart of the city. Chef Julian Cazalas has created a menu of bright and cheery Mediterranean dishes. Just across the street from the La Môme restaurant is a cocktail bar where you may unwind to the tunes of La Môme’s DJ. This upscale hangout was inspired by the cozy and friendly New York City pubs that serve sophisticated cocktails. Whether you’re out for a quiet night with your significant other, a wild night with your pals, or just need something to soothe your stomach, the knowledgeable bartenders at this establishment will greet you with inventive and well-crafted drinks.