CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT AND WINTER RENDEZVOUS IN MONACO

By Virginia De Masi

 Dear readers, in this November issue we give you all the information to celebrate Christmas and a sparkling end of the year in Monaco, in its museums, in its celebre places of fashion and luxury, in its rendezvous. For all events, we remind you to follow the health safety program in force and in strict compliance with current regulations (mask and spacing)

November 5, 2021 – “FESTIVAL DES ETOILÉS MONTE-CARLO” – MAURO COLAGRECO AND MARCEL RAVIN AT THE BLUE BAY, MONTE-CARLO BAY HOTEL & RESORT – After the success of the dinner with Michel Sarran last May, Marcel Ravin invited the chef three stars Mauro Colagreco, who officiates at the Mirazur restaurant, voted best restaurant in the world in 2019. A starred duo inspired by Mediterranean flavors, waiting to be discovered.

Until 10 November 2021 – CASINO CAFE DE PARIS AND CASINO DE MONTE-CARLO – LA VITA MONTE-CARLO – Life is even sweeter when you’re winning with La Vita Monte-Carlo! Play the slot machines at the Casino de Monte-Carlo and Casino du Café de Paris for a chance to win €100,000! To celebrate La Vita Monte-Carlo, the Casino de Monte-Carlo and Casino du Café de Paris are giving away €100,000 in My Points! For a chance to win, all you have to do is take a seat at one of the slot machines in your favourite casino, and hope Lady Luck smiles on you! At any point during your game, a rain of My Points could be credited to your My Monte-Carlo account… That’s €100,000 in My Points to spend across the Resort, indulging in the pleasures of La Vita Monte-Carlo: from dining at the finest Michelin-starred restaurants to relaxing in our spas and dreaming the night away in our most beautiful suites, La Vita Monte-Carlo is the good life indeed! My Monte-Carlo membership required

 10 – 13 November 2021 at 20:00 – GRIMALDI FORUM – LES SÉRÉNISSIMES DE L’HUMOR – Patrick Bosso, The Count of Bouderbala, Elie Semoun, Hassan of Monaco – This festival of laughter in the Principality, placed under the High Patronage of SAS Prince Albert II, is organized in collaboration with Rire & Chansons and in support of the Flavien Foundation. Program: Wednesday 10 November at 20:00 = Patrick Bosso; Thursday 11 November at 8.00 pm, Comte de Bouderbala; Friday 12 November at 8:00 pm, Elie Semoun; Saturday 13 November at 8pm, Hassan de Monaco. On-site parking, nightly rate from 19:00, 0.60 c / hour – www.monaco-live-productions.com

November 11, 2021 – from 6.30 pm aperitif – 8.30 pm live – GRIMALDI FORUM – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – O’SISTERS – An electro world style – Created under the impulse of the talented French DJ and producer Missill, a key figure in the French breakbeat scene, O ‘ Sisters is “Girl Power” made in the United States, France, Africa or even India … O’Sisters, is the meeting of female and committed artists who sing loud and clear a positive message of emancipation, unity and solidarity with women around the world. Dressed in totally psychedelic black and white stripes, O’Sisters is a perfect blend of electronic tones, traditional percussion, and haunting vocals. A show that mixes electro, soul, funk and world, extremely visual not to be missed in any case! Info: Free admission – Drinks from € 4 – Book your table at +377 9999 3000 – Parking on site, night rate from 19:00, 0.60 c / hour

From 15 November to 12 December 2021 – SBM presents its culinary weeks full of flavors of Monaco on the Place du Casino at the Salon Rose, at the Orange verte at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and at the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo. Culinary weeks – the taste of the authentic! Discover or rediscover these authentic places to make you want to learn more about the treasures of the Resort. On the program: from November 15 to November 21, 2021, to celebrate the week of the National Holiday of Monaco, the Salon Rose at the Casino de Monte-Carlo waves the flag of the Principality on the stove in the heart of the legendary Casino of Monte-Carlo. Famous local specialties are offered for lunch and dinner. From 29 November to 5 December 2021 Journey to the East at L’Orange Verte … for lunch or dinner at the Orange Verte, now a must at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. In the winter garden or on the terrace, treat yourself to a moment elsewhere, a journey to the East through a unique menu specially created by chef Marcel Ravin as part of the Culinary Weeks. And Christmas December is celebrated at the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo with the treasures of the sea with sublime crustaceans by our Meilleur Ouvrier de France Philippe Joannès and his team who will awaken the taste buds of seafood lovers to be enjoyed on site or from take away from 6 to 12 December 2021 as part of the Culinary Weeks. Price: from 45 euros excluding drinks – Hours: from 12:00 to 14:30 and from 19:00 to 21:30 – Conditions of access: To enter the Casino de Monte-Carlo an identity check is required (passport or valid national identity card with photo). As the Salon Rose restaurant is located inside the game rooms, minors are not allowed.

Tuesday 23 November 2021 – 15th MONTECARLO JAZZ FESTIVAL – OPÉRA GARNIER MONTE-CARLO – Don’t miss the launch of the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival – On program: Avishai Cohen Trio on 23 November – Jamie Cullum on 24 and Steve Hackett on 25 – Paul Personne on 3rd December and David Hallyday 4th – Information: Type of concert: Numbered seats – Doors open: 20:00 – Concert starts: from 20:30 – Dress code: jacket required – correct dress required – Minimum age: 7 years – Mail: ticket office@sbm.mc – Official site: https://avishaicohen.com – Obligation to wear a mask.

25 – 27 November 2021 – GRIMALDI FORUM – VI WORLD IOC CONFERENCE ON ACCIDENT AND DISEASE PREVENTION IN SPORT – Scientists and recognized professionals from the medical and sports world share their latest findings through plenary conferences, symposia, workshops, and interactive exchanges. The goal is to put university knowledge into practice to minimize risk factors in sport and thus maximize participation in sporting practice in complete safety. The scientific program covers a wide range of topics.

November 27, 2021 – SALLE MÉDECIN DEL CASINO DE MONTE-CARLO – Last appointment of the “Festival des étoilés de Monte-Carlo” – Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer concludes it on the 27th of November, when a gala closing dinner will be prepared in the Salle Médecin of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, where all the starred chefs of the SBM Resort will meet. Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has designed a 2021 dedicated to gastronomy, a great first time in the history of the Group. Manon Fleury, Marcel Ravin, Franck Cerutti, Dominique Lory and Yannick Alléno will create together a dinner consisting of their “signature dishes”. A 6-course menu, which will guarantee a journey into the starry galaxy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, during which guests, thanks to a “live pass”, will be able to witness the very first phase of the preparation of the dishes. We guarantee you indescribable moments, characterized by a jazzy & soul atmosphere: singer Nicole Magolie will go on stage, accompanied by a quartet (keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums) of which a hundred privileged people will delight, who for the occasion this experience 100% “Monte-Carlo” has many surprises in store for you too. Do you want to extend this experience? Live the unique “Monte-Carlo” experience 100% by booking your stay in one of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer hotels. A big surprise awaits the lucky ones: a meeting with the starred chefs at one of the Festive Dinners.  A rare moment, which will engrave an unforgettable memory in your memory. And for these moments in all serenity, COYA Monte-Carlo has prepared the Monte-Carlo Cares program for the safety of its customers and employees, a health certificate issued by Bureau Veritas, so that the most exclusive of summer destinations is also the safest.  Reservations: Tel: +377 98 06 36 36 – Email: ticketoffice@sbm.mc – Information on the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Group: offers a unique lifestyle since 1863, a unique resort in the world with 4 casinos including the prestigious Monte-Carlo Casino, 4 hotels (Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo Beach, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort), Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, 30 restaurants, including 5 with 7 Michelin stars. Mecca of nightlife, the Group offers a wide range of events. The creation of a new neighbourhood in the center of Place du Casino, One Monte-Carlo: luxury residences, shops and restaurants and a congress center. The vision of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer: to make Monte-Carlo the most exclusive experience in Europe. Press contact: Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer – T. 377 98 06 64 14 / presse@sbm.mc facebook instagram  twitter youtube LinkedIn WeChatmontecarlosbm.com @montecarlosbm #mymontecarlo

 2 December 2021 from 6.30 pm aperitif – 8.30 pm live – GRIMALDI FORUM – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – JOAO SELVA – A journey around the world! The son of a shepherd from Ipanema, Carioca João Selva grew up in a community of former convicts and converted artists. It was under the benevolent gaze of Wanda Sá – one of the icons of bossa nova – that as a child he sang his first guitar notes. Influenced by his father, a music lover and collector of all kinds of records, he immersed himself in the practice of Brazilian music and at the age of 18 began a career as a traveling artist that would take him to Lyon many years later. His solo adventure, the result of a collaboration with prolific producer Bruno Patchworks (Voilaaa, David Walters, The Bongo Hop), is a dive into the tropicalist universe of the 70s that mixes samba, soul, disco and vintage funk. His second album, Navegar, celebrates the music of the Black Atlantic, visibly navigating between the Northeast, Cape Verde and the Caribbean. Info: Free admission – Drinks from € 4 – Book your table at +377 9999 3000 – Parking on site, night rate from 19:00, 0.60 c / hour

From December 2, 2021, to January 9, 2022 – APPOINTMENT IN THE PATIO OF THE HOTEL DE PARIS MONTE-CARLO – For the holidays, the mythical palace welcomes in its patio a Christmas village where luxury and tradition, delicacies and creative and culinary activities are combined… The promise of sparkling year-end celebrations. In the program of the festivities? Fun, creative and gourmet activities lasting 1h30 on themes such as the making of Christmas delicacies, floral art or the making of Christmas decorations. Guaranteed fun with your personal creation, made according to the precious know-how of arts and crafts Do you want to be sure to make someone happy for Christmas? With the creations of Monte-Carlo Catering, you will surely delight all your loved ones! Make all your gourmet gifts a hit with our magnificent, sweet pieces, they are all as beautiful as they are appetizing – Live an exclusive experience with a private dinner – In the evening, the central greenhouse transforms into an ephemeral restaurant for private dinners around menus festive, imaginative, and tasty. Live an exclusive and unique experience under the stars, in the heart of the Patio. Let yourself be dazzled, immerse yourself in the exclusive universe of the great jewellery houses. Marvel at the sparkling display cases, framed in solid marble, which create a stark contrast to the sparkle of the precious stones. Graff, Harry Winston, Stardust, Tasaki and Buccellati have found a setting worthy of their prestige. Info: Opening days from Tuesday to Sunday – Catering service – Pop-up shop from 14:00 to 19:00 (from Tuesday to Friday) and from 12:00 to 19:00 (Saturday and Sunday)

From 2 December 2021 to 20 March 2022 – THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR – Christmas lunch, dinner, or brunch? Not to mention the New Year! A wide choice of lunches and dinners is at your disposal according to your wishes, in the prestigious restaurants of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer. Info: Snack & Tea time: from € 28 per person – Lunch & Brunch: from 120 € per person – Dinner: from 180 € per person – Guests can enjoy a festive and gastronomic New Year in the sublime Salle Empire, at the Grill or at Louis XV-Alain Ducasse at the Hôtel de Paris, the 3-star restaurant! At the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, children and parents are also in the spotlight. As a family, as a couple or with friends, come and experience the magic of Christmas or New Year in our facilities. In addition, Monte-Carlo Catering comes to your home and offers you tailor-made culinary events and gastronomic creations, from Monaco to Saint-Tropez.

The Salle Empire – Hotel de Paris Montecarlo

From 2 December 2021 to 20 March 2022 – CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR AT THE BLUE GIN – THE SNOW STAR – (open 7/7) – Choose the refinement of a gourmet restaurant, the generosity of a brasserie spirit or the prestige of a gourmet menu. “The Snow Star”, the ephemeral concept of Blue Gin that will make you love winter! This winter, let yourself be lulled by the pleasant winter atmosphere and experience a true après-ski atmosphere at Blue Gin. Cosy plaids, board games, billiards, magic close-up, live DJs, tailor-made menus but also and above all, a fully covered and heated terrace with breath-taking views of the Mediterranean, an enveloping atmosphere in mid-December! – Info: Scheduled “Winter Party”: every Thursday in December – Hours: 18:30 – 02:00 Live DJs on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays – Also not to be missed, the year-end celebrations at Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort that once again promise to be memorable … live DJs, brunches, dinners, performers, and fireworks at midnight, to be admired from the heated terrace! Prices: According to the card – Reservations: +377 98 06 03 60. And for your stay, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer offers tailor-made accommodation offers. Book now with confidence for happy holidays in Monaco!

4 December 2021 at 20:30 – GRIMALDI FORUM – BENJAMIN BIOLAY – With a sublime ninth Grand Prix, released on 6 October 2020 and already gold, Benjamin Biolay perpetuates his melodic know-how, his harmonic science, and his lexical richness. The workaholic singer finds here the ideal balance between words and music, hits and ballads, references, and winks. The new repertoire, filled with unstoppable melodies, intoxicating refrains, definitive lyrics and daring arrangements, will resonate live. A Deluxe version of the Grand Prix with unreleased songs (and a duet with Juliette Armanet) is available from December 2020. DISTRIBUTION – Benjamin Biolay – LEAD – Philippe Entressangle – DRUMS – Johan Dalgaard – KEYBOARDS – Pierre Jaconelli – GUITAR LEAD – Phillippe Almosnino – GUITAR 2 – DURATION OF THE SHOW: 1h30

Until December 5, 2021-HÔTEL DE PARIS-– Those who have already tasted them will remember it … Sandro Micheli and his team remain faithful to the traditional Italian recipe. The filling, consisting of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and oranges, sublimates the original flavors of hazelnuts and vanilla. It is therefore a smart dough and a lot of know-how that will give this incredibly airy finish … Panettone can be enjoyed at any time of the day: at breakfast with your partner or as a family, during a generous afternoon snack, but also as an original and tasty touch to give during a dinner. It is the perfect gift for any occasion. Today, the Louis XV-Alain Ducasse team from the Hôtel de Paris is delighted to offer them for sale. Info: collection at the restaurant reception from Thursday to Monday – Hours: from 11 to 18 – Prices: € 30 (500g), € 50 (1kg) – Reservations: by phone from 11 to 18 (Thursday to Monday) or by email adhp@sbm.mc – The 1 kg panettone must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Different formats are available: 500 grams (about 6 parts) and 1 kilo, to satisfy all tastes, from the wisest to the gluttonous.

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