When looking for the perfect weekend in Monaco, who better to ask than famed chef Alain Ducasse, How To Spend It writes. From the ultimate Mediterranean market to royal-wedding wine, take a stroll with this Michelin-starred restaurateur, the publication writes.
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Ducasse starts his day with coffee at Casa del Caffe before heading to the Marché de la Condamine food market, according to How To Spend It. Here, he meets Benoît Witz, head chef at Le Vistamar, and the pair explore the market, stopping at A Roca for barbajuans — Monégasque fried ravioli — and at Le Comptoir for a glass of Bellet Blanc, according to the publication.
From the market, Ducasse heads to Musée Océanographique to indulge his passion for sustainable fishing and environmental protection, How To Spend It writes. Next, he moves on to the Japanese Garden before going to Maya Bay for a lunch of steamed dumplings, tom yam kung soup, a dish of the chef’s choosing and a light Asian beer, according to the publication. Ducasse may then stop by Hermès for a notebook before meeting his friend Gérard Jourdan for negronis at Bar Salle Blanche and dinner at Il Terrazzino, allowing chef Raffaele Russo to choose their antipasti, pasta and wine, How To Spend It writes.
Sunday morning is taken up by developing new dishes at the Hôtel de Paris, followed by viewing contemporary art at Villa Paloma, part of the New National Museum of Monaco, according to the publication. Ducasse completes his weekend with a dinner of John Dory and Luc Masurel Château Trians Jean white wine at Le Vistamar, accompanied by his friend and tailor Georges Feghaly, How To Spend It writes.