In Monaco, there is the Salle des Etoiles, the “Room of Stars” and its unparalleled shows, featuring some of the world’s best-known artists. And there are also many other quite unique star-laden rooms with their own spectacular offerings. Six different restaurants in the Principality share no fewer than nine Michelin stars between them, for the ultimate lunch or dinner experience.
Starting with the Louis XV –Alain Ducasse at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo and its three Michelin stars, where the Riviera-inspired cuisine uses the finest local produce, married with the stunning vintages to be found in the hotel’s fabled wine cellars.
On the 8th floor of the luxury hotel is another star, this one held by Le Grill, whose kitchens are now overseen by chef Dominique Lory. There, an exciting experience awaits, overlooking the Mediterranean, in the form of a luxury barbecue outside under stars of a different kind, in the night sky.
Elsewhere, Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a restaurant by Yannick Alléno, looks to blend the finest gastronomic dishes with healthy eating and well-being, “the best of the simple”, as the three Michelin-starred chef likes to say, on the restaurant’s terrace with unmatched panoramic views of Port Hercule and the Rock. On the other side of the Place du Casino, the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo’s Michelin-starred restaurant is hidden behind the entrance with its two majestic Roman-style columns. Yoshi is the place to be for lovers of Japanese cuisine, with maki, sashimi, fish and meat prepared teppanyaki-style by the creative chef Takeo Yamazaki, accompanied by the finest sakés, whiskies, or Japanese green teas.
The constellation continues nearby at R La Table d’Antonio Salvatore at the Rampoldi, which earned its first Michelin star in 2021 with its combinations of classics and original and creative dishes. Southern Italian and French influences lend the cuisine an unmistakably unique flavor.
Down the famous hairpin bend on the Formula One circuit, the sea comes into view along the newly refurbished Larvotto beach, at the far end of which stands Blue Bay at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Drawing on the inspiration that earned him two fabled Michelin stars, chef Marcel Ravin weaves his culinary alchemy to blend Caribbean and Mediterranean flavors to exquisite effect. Inside, the atmosphere is warm and lively thanks to the open kitchens, while the tables outside command superb sea views, but wherever you happen to be seated, you are set for a bold and original gastronomical journey.