The magic of Christmas
With a chic atmosphere often associated with a luxury lifestyle, the city of Monaco remains true to itself when the end of year festivities arrive. The traditional Christmas market offers a huge amount of variety with no less than 370 natural firs and one giant fir, consisting entirely of confectionery of all kinds. Between automata, illuminations and stalls selling handicrafts, the market this year has chosen to highlight the world of sweets as its chosen theme. Shows, events, workshops and the temporary outdoor ice rink complete the picture and add to the magic of the holidays. The Monte-Carlo Shopping promenade, built around the richly decorated casino square, is also on the agenda. Make your purchases and source refined, luxurious and trendy gifts. Illuminated and decorated for the occasion, the shops on the promenade will immerse you in the glamorous and magical atmosphere of the end of the year festivities with a casino theme.
An exceptional meal for a beautiful celebration
The tables of the principality are famous for their refinement. The menus are concocted with exceptional dishes and offer delicate as well as luxurious flavors. Many restaurants in Monaco offer special menus, as festive as they are delicious. Book now to discover the New Year's Eve menu or Christmas lunch on December 25th at the Joël Robuchon restaurant at the Hotel Métropole.
The mediterranean influences of his menu (foie gras, scallops, lobster, black truffles, langoustines with truffles, capons, traditional Yule logs, all washed down with the best wines and Champagne. If you don't fancy that on the 24th and the 25th, why not spend a festive and tasty time enjoying the grill of the Le Grill restaurant during the month of December? Have a festive and tasty December by discovering the innovative cuisine of Blue Bay and its chef Marcel Ravin, or the flavors of South revisited by Alain Ducasse at the restaurant Le Louis XV - or the original dishes of Elsa? Oyster, foie gras, caviar, truffles, seafood, quality meats, seasonal fruits and vegetables, these Monaco restaurants give your taste buds a treat every day.
Small delicacies at the end of the year
The holiday season is the time to indulge yourself. Chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cooks, etc. - all go out of their way to offer you the best. On the Avenue de Monte-Carlo, go to the Gourmet Chalet to discover an intoxicating blend of winter and refinement. Caviar, champagne and vodka combined make you dive greedily into the Monaco lifestyle. Discover the most prized caviars while enjoying a glass of champagne and a glass of vodka with refined and delicate flavors. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a log, so the pastry chefs of the principality never fail to create a luxurious selection, with logs as tempting as they are aesthetic. Pierre Geronimi works the log in six different ways, with unique tastes and visual trends, that you can find here. The Société des Bains de Mer also offers its own version of the Yule log. Whether you sample it in one of the establishments of the group or order ahead to enjoy elsewhere, it offers a sublime and original visual, inspired by the gambling world. This log features the colors of the roulette wheels (red, black and white) enclosed in spheres and offers multiple tastes and a unique set of textures.