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Gastronomic getaway

Settle in at the Port Palace (****) for this sweet escape among Monegasque scents and flavours. After arriving in the morning, have a pleasant, tasty lunch at La Marée restaurant on the hotel rooftop, for a memorable moment not only facing the Mediterranean but also finding it in your plate. Then, take a nice walk to world-famous Place du Casino and the new One Monte Carlo district, and stop at Mada One to sample some of their famous Mad’Champagne Tea.

At the Yoshi restaurant (1-star) with its rare Japanese cuisine, rewarded with a Michelin star, you can enjoy dining in the cosy atmosphere devised by the architect Didier Gomez. Founded by Joël Robuchon who said of the restaurant: One comes here by curiosity, is enticed by the products’ quality and meets there for pleasure. For the final touch, let yourself be tempted by an after-dinner drink or a glass of wine at the Wine Palace, at the Yacht Club de Monaco, just across from your hotel.

At Cova, you will delight in a refined breakfast served in a private ‘lounge’ atmosphere. For the sake of gastronomy, you won’t want to miss the traditional La Condamine market where, under the red and yellow parasols, you can see, smell and touch fresh products on the stands of market gardeners who have been coming here for centuries. As you go along, you won’t want to resist sampling local specialities: Barbajuan, Pissaladière and Socca. This market is where Monaco’s oldest fishermen’s family sell their fresh fish, you can also savour, beautifully prepared, for lunch at the U Luvassu restaurant.

You can further pursue your day of gustatory exploration at La Chocolaterie de Monaco, chocolate makers since 1920, official suppliers of the Prince’s Palace, and bring back a fine box bearing the Principality’s colours. At the Tea Shop, you can take a break by sampling one of the 130 teas from the world over available à la carte and why not take your favourite home with you? Or let yourself be charmed by the pleasure of children’s candies at Sweet Therapy where you can admire the display of artistic compositions made with sugary delights.

And you will end up at Ômer, the latest born of Chef Alain Ducasse’s tables, to discover Mediterranean and Oriental creations devised by the world’s most star-studded Chef. There, facing a majestic wine cellar, Meze combines with Souvlaki alongside patatas bravas in a concert of all Mediterranean cuisines. You will end your stay on the beach of the Méridien Beach Plaza (****), at the Balinese-style Alang Bar, sipping a delectable cocktail with your feet in the sand.

For more information, please click on the links below:

La Marée 
Mada One 
Yoshi 
Wine Palace
Cova 
La Condamine market
La chocolaterie de Monaco 
Tea shop
Sweet Therapy
Ômer