Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer launched its first ever “Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo” this year, a unique programme of 4-hands dinners, orchestrated by the talented Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Michelin star chefs, between May and November 2021. Over the course of a dinner, each chef teamed up to make an exceptional duo with a renowned Michelin star chef for moments of pure gastronomy in their Monaco restaurants.
The first edition was a real success and ended in apotheosis on Saturday 27th November, in the heart of the legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo, with the Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo Gala Dinner. Manon Fleury, Yannick Alléno, Franck Cerutti, Alain Ducasse, Dominique Lory and Marcel Ravin, all the Michelin starred chefs at the Resort came together for one evening to serve up a sublime 12-hands dinner.
The event will go down in history, with the greatest concentration of star winning chefs in the most beautiful casino setting in the world. It is yet another symbol of the Grand Art de Vivre of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.
Closing evening at Casino de Monte-Carlo: the crowning moment of the Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo on 27th November
On Saturday 27th November at 7.30pm, the Casino de Monte-Carlo opened its doors for the closing dinner of the Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo, honoured by the presence of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, accompanied by his nephews Louis and Marie Ducruet. This unique gala evening ended the festival, which has encountered nothing but success since its launch last May, in apotheosis.
In the prestigious Salle Médecin, an emblematic & private room for important gamblers in the casino, the star-studded chefs of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer worked hand in hand to create a 12-hands dinner for the first time in history. Composed of their Signature dishes and accompanied by a perfect pairing of food and wine from Caves de l’Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. Manon Fleury, Yannick Alléno, Franck Cerutti, Alain Ducasse, Dominique Lory and Marcel Ravin came up with a menu in five courses, for a trip to the star-studded galaxy that is Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.
Dinner started with marine noted proposed by Chefs Alain Ducasse and Dominique Lory with ‘Gamberoni from San Remo and rock fish caviar’. Then Chef Marcel Ravin with its ‘Monte-Carlo Egg with truffle, cassava and maracudja, a real treat for taste buds. Poetry and lightness with ‘Lace of squash and citrus fruits, orange blossom water cream’ by Chef Manon Fleury. Chef Franck Cerutti prepared for this occasion ‘Farm-raised veal cooked with black truffle and wild mushrooms’. To finish this exceptional dinner, Chef Yannick Alléno created a surprising dessert with ‘Coffee flavoured fir tree extraction jelly, spiced chocolate flakes and warm creamy chocolate’.
The dinner ended with Jean-Luc Biamonti, Deputy Chairman of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer who unveiled a plaque commemorating this first edition of the festival, engraved with the six Chef names. The Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo walk of fame was launched at this occasion and the second edition announced for the next autumn 2022.
The first spots to assist to these dinners of the new edition 2022 was offered by Chefs themselves through a nice tombola.
«I want to congratulate all the teams came from different Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer establishments, hospitality-catering and gaming sectors which, under the direction of Pascal Camia, work together. When all sectors are involved and work side by side, the company accomplished always its mission with success: to create the Great Art of Living, to reinvente itself with new exceptional events. Let’s meet next autumn 2022 for the 2nd edition of Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo!» said Jean-Luc Biamonti, Deputy Chairman of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.
A closing dinner that will go down as the Grand Art de Vivre Monte-Carlo
In 2021, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer breathed new life into the Grand Art de Vivre that has made its reputation for more than 150 years with the launch of the Festival des Etoilés, the arrival of new chefs, the celebration of young and talented women and the ephemeral offers. The 7-star Resort was the talk of the town.
The closing dinner of the Festival des Etoilés is yet another example of this very special art de vivre to which only Monte-Carlo SBM holds the secret. Opening the doors of the most prestigious and hidden locations of the Principality to its guests, offering unique moments, associating the art of gaming with the art of gastronomy were among the ingredients of this event that will remain etched in the memories of the hundred guests that it brought together.
Source: SBM “Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo”