Monte Carlo, situated in the Principality of Monaco, has become synonymous with hedonism, excess and unadulterated opulence. While the area’s population is only 3,500, Monte Carlo is replete with some of the finest restaurants in the world. Here is our guide to the best.
Slip on your finest regalia and saunter into the Restaurant Joel Rubuchon Monte-Carlo. The restaurant was opened in 2004 by chef Joel Rubuchon, and it was his first in the Principality. The interior is rich and welcoming, with red furnishings lending the space a feeling of calm refinement. The open Teppanyaki-style kitchen allows punters to watch their food being adeptly cooked. The richness of the aesthetic is matched only by the high quality of the culinary experience. Chef Christophe Cussac, a faithful disciple of Joel, is at the helm. Highly recommended is the ‘Discovery Menu’, which offers a multi-course fiesta of flavor. Especially noteworthy is the quail filled with foie gras and truly divine caramelized, truffled mashed potatoes.
Cosmopolitan by name and cosmopolitan by nature, this exquisitely multicultural restaurant offers famished frequenters a beguiling Mediterranean twist to an Asian-inspired menu. The restaurant offers a refreshing change to the high price tag of most other eateries in the Principality but loses none of the quality. The establishment is open at all hours of the day, so trundle down for a light lunch, early dinner, or late-night wine-slurping soiree. Try the delectable fresh squid ink tagliolini pasta, which is served with a zesty mixed seafood sauce and homemade bisque. For diners with capacious appetites, this is the ideal destination, with the extravagant portion sizes matched only by the beauty and comfort of the outdoor eating space, for those long, lazy Mediterranean evenings.
Cosmopolitan, 7 Rue du Portier, Monaco +377 93 25 78 68
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