Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse à L’Hôtel De Paris, Monaco, 10/21/17

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Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse in à L’Hôtel De Paris is a 3 star Michelin restaurant.  While the hotel is undergoing renovation the restaurant is in a temporary location, but if you didn’t know that you’d never guess, as the room is decorated in an elegant modern decor.  This spot will eventually become a breakfast and lunch restaurant which seems perfect as the doors from it lead onto the lovely terrace and ocean view.  One interesting feature, besides the well spaced tables and comfortable leather seating, was the large oval shaped linen napkin. Service is attentive without being intrusive and as chatty as you desire, with most speaking perfect English.  At lunch there is an a la carte menu, and of course the ladies menu’s don’t have prices, and a 4 course lunch special with an option of 2 glasses of wine for 30 euros. As there were 2 choices for 3 of the courses we were able to try a number of their dishes at a reasonable price point.  As expected with this caliber restaurant your dining experience will also include lots of off-the-menu items.   Continue reading

Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 10/20/17

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Hotel Metropole

Joël Robuchon is a 2 star Michelin restaurant in the Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo.  The hotel is elegant with a wealth of expensive cars dropping off their passengers for the hotel or dining.  The formal dining room is beautiful and filled with people, as the best deal for this expensive place is at lunch.  At lunch they offer 3 different size tastings, that all include amuse-bouche and dessert but vary with either 1 to 2 starters for 1 -2 main courses and the inclusion of coffee or tea.  In each you pick what you want for from their lists of cold or hot starters, main courses and dessert (always the dessert trolley) or cheese.  It is a good system so you can pretty much tailor you menu to your wants.   Continue reading