This summer, Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is filled with the fragrances of the Middle East with the arrival of Maison Noura, an exalted institution of Lebanese cuisine based in Paris since 1989. The fragrance will guide you directly to the Hôtel Hermitage’s Salon Excelsior, and onto its shaded terrace where Noura has set up for the summer. A lounge bar and Lebanese dining is in place until August 25th where an ambiance out of a Thousand and One Nights permeates the atmosphere.
The family-owned business created in 1989, and enjoyed by generations of Parisians and international gourmets, has especially targeted Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo as the location for its summer ephemeral restaurant, with the unique ambiance and flavours of Lebanon.
A sensory culinary experience that can be enjoyed every evening from 5 p.m. until midnight in the Salon Excelsior, which opens onto the terrace and its views over Monaco and the Mediterranean.
The lounge bar opens at 5 p.m. with a shisha bar, colourful cocktails and mezze against a musical backdrop. It gradually gives way to dinner under the stars. On the menu is delicious, Lebanese cuisine, influenced by the Middle East and Mediterranean, subtly enhanced with the best spices from around the world, such as coriander, cardamom and sumac, or za’atar and baharat, the delicate blends.
The mezze menu offers all the classics: Lebanese tabbouleh, hummus and aubergine caviar along with fresh seasonal salads. Light, culturally blended and colourful, Maison Noura’s cuisine celebrates fish: carpaccio or tartare and the famous cod sayadieh. Also of note are its signature dishes, such as the confit royal d’agneau for two to share. A unique and unforgettable oriental experience in an exceptional setting, just waiting to be enjoyed.
Noura opened its first restaurant on Avenue Marceau in Paris followed by its famous gourmet restaurant with the cedar logo two years later. It became a Parisian institution of Lebanese cuisine, so much so that did you know that in 1993, the French government renamed the square in front of the Noura restaurant, Place de Beyrouth (Beirut Square).