• en
  • fr
© Monte-Carlo SBM

With seven Michelin-starred restaurants clustered in an area of two square kilometres, Monaco is a paradise for anyone who enjoys fine dining. An idyllic setting in which to combine exotic flavours with Mediterranean traditions, the country has attracted both rising stars and legends of the culinary world.

Alain Ducasse, who joined the Hotel de Paris in 1987, was one of the first masters who gave Monegasque gastronomy its stellar reputation. Less than three years after it opened in 1987, the Louis XV was awarded three Michelin stars – a world first for a hotel restaurant no less!

Marrying the beauty of the legendary Salle Empire, which was classed as a historical monument in the late nineteenth century, with the summery colours of Mediterranean cuisine, Ducasse’s culinary repertoire is unique.

His “Provence garden vegetables cooked with black truffle”, “Mediterranean bass, focaccia, mint and lemon from Menton” and “Raspberries from our region, lavender sorbet and tangy marmalade” take diners on a journey between Italy and Provence.

© Monte-Carlo SBM
© Monte-Carlo SBM

Located eight floors above the Louis XV, at the very top of the Hotel de Paris, Le Grill, featuring a retractable roof, offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Mediterranean.

Here, Chef Franck Cerutti has created a sophisticated holiday vibe, with dishes starring meat and fish grilled over a wood fire such as “Locally caught John Dory with a bouillabaisse garnish” or “Farm-bred chicken with herbs grown on the hillside”.

Another legend can be found on the opposite side of Place du Casino: the restaurant created by Joël Robuchon, who earned 27 stars before he passed away in 2018.

In the hands of Christophe Cussac, the restaurant serves traditional cuisine amid the theatrical decor of the Hotel Metropole, creating an experience which is equal parts visual and culinary, with breathtaking views of Monte-Carlo from the terrace and a generous menu on which “Royal Spiny Lobster, coral, and green peas cooked with mint and chorizo” sits alongside “Crispy calf’s head with Ravigote sauce and piquillo peppers”.

Le Yoshi, Joël Robuchon’s first Japanese fine dining restaurant, provides an opportunity to continue the journey and blend Japanese flavours with the tastes of the French Riviera.

© Monte-Carlo SBM
© Monte-Carlo SBM

Marcel Ravin, who came from Martinique to work at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort’s Blue Bay, offers a surprising and inspired fusion of Caribbean and Mediterranean flavours in dishes such as “Drunk Charolais beef with rum and sugar cane syrup”.

Monaco is also home to the first fully organic Michelin-starred restaurant: L’Elsa. Here, chefs bring out the best in local fruits and vegetables to offer delicious, healthy dishes such as the refreshing “Pissaladière with basil and a medley of colourful tomatoes, onions and anchovies, tomato and mozzarella ice cream”.

In the kitchens at Le Vistamar, within the lavish Hotel Hermitage, Benoît Witz offers a subtle blend of wellness and gastronomy, from “Hake with ratatouille, stockfish style” to the exquisite “Grand Marnier soufflés, citrus and melon, calisson ice cream”.

Focus On
Société des Bains de Mer

Official Website
Culture, Lifestyle
Coronavirus: cultural exception in Monaco
Read more
Environment, Lifestyle, Solidarity, International
A gala to fund ocean protection
Read more
Economy, Lifestyle
Monaco: a principality soon to have four ports
Read more
Culture, Lifestyle
Théâtre des Muses: a hotbed of creativity and theatrical expression
Read more
Sport, Lifestyle, International
Monaco: land of sport
Read more
Economy, Lifestyle, International
Heliport: Monaco to Nice in 7 minutes!
Read more
Culture, Lifestyle
A museum to preserve traces of humanity
Read more
Sport, Lifestyle
The Prince of Monaco’s car collection: discover some automobile legends
Read more
Culture, Lifestyle
What’s the difference between Monaco and Monte-Carlo?
Read more