Tuscany Comes to LA TRATTORIA at the Sporting Monte-Carlo

5/21/2012  Restaurant

Now the fine weather has returned, La Trattoria at the Sporting Monte-Carlo is reopening.



Alain DUCASSE's Italian restaurant

This Tuscan-inspired Italian restaurant overlooks the beautiful gardens at Jimmy’z and offers an uninterrupted view of the Mediterranean.

The dishes on the menu have been created by new chef Damien Leroux.   They evoke journeys, simplicity and sharing - whole roasted Sea Bass, zucchini and marinated peppers for two;  the Brodetto of local fish - a copious, tasty fish soup - and the Scalopine Milanese, spinach and girolle mushrooms.  On the salumeria board, you'll find Coppa, Bresaola, and Cinta Senese and Culatello ham.

The buffet offers more than fifteen different types of antipasti and is a real pleasure for the senses – the colors, aromas and flavors all blend in perfect harmony.  The selection includes Carpaccio of Sea Bass, pine nuts, olives and chives, Octopus with potatoes, marinated anchovies and grilled vegetables and Crostino with rabbit liver and eggplant "caviar."

Traditional recipes revisited

The restaurant also has a new take on the traditional pizzette, and offers its own versions of the Margarita, Napolitana and Focaccia di Recco …

The pasta bar is even more authentic!  There is a selection of fresh and dried pasta, such as artichoke ravioli, Gnocchi with Trompette zucchini and Linguini with clams.

The desserts are an invitation to indulge, and are reinterpreted versions of the classics.  Enjoy a panna cotta (caramel, chocolate or red berry fruits), a Tiramisu or a Cassata Siciliana, for one person or to share.  The carrettino dei gelati, an old fashioned bicycle that pushes a red ice cream cooler decorated with silver bells, offers ice creams and multicolored sorbets.

Fine wines and an original atmosphere

The wines are mainly from Italian grapes and are an invitation to discover different types of terroir, from Liguria to Sicily.  The bottles are displayed in the large wine cellar that opens onto the dining room.

The dining room is modern and elegant, with stylish furniture.  There are oak tables covered in rustic linen, fine two-tone linen napkins and shell-shaped pasta dishes by Richard Ginori.  These are complemented by more contemporary items such as candleholders that combine wood (light oak) with technology (LED), and chrome baskets by Alessi.

The waiters, led by Emmanuel Antonioli, bustle around in this elegant setting, so you can share this tasty, convivial and authentic food.

A real sensory experience …

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