Traditional Monaco cuisine
Food in Monaco is characterized by the fact that this mini-state does not have its own national cuisine: local establishments offer their visitors to enjoy French, Italian and other European cuisines..
Food in Monaco
The Monegasque diet consists of seafood, olive oil, fish, herbs, various types of cheese (mozzarella, Roquefort, Gruyere, pecorino), vegetables and root vegetables.
In Monaco, you should try a vegetable stew (ratatouille); steak with potatoes; bouillabaisse fish soup; veal stew; dried cod in tomato sauce (stokafi); pancakes with peas and chicken (socca); pumpkin-rice cake (barbagiuan); fried tortillas stuffed with cheese and spices; ravioli (a dish made from meat, fish, spinach, mushrooms or cheese); balls of mashed potatoes in melted cheese (gnocchi); pie with anchovies, onions, tomatoes and olives (pisaladier); “brusset” (cheese with garlic and spices).
And those with a sweet tooth should enjoy orange pies with almonds and anise seeds (fougasse); fresh, pickled and candied fruits; black nougat, chocolate and macaroons.
Where to eat in Monaco? At your service:
- cafes and restaurants;
- coffee shops and pizzerias.
If your goal is to sample French cuisine, visit the restaurant “Maisonde chavier”, and for international cuisine (Greek, American, French, Asian, Russian cuisine) go to the restaurant “Les pergolas”.
Drinks in Monaco
Popular Monegasque drinks are coffee, champagne, wine, Le Pastis (anise liqueur). If you decide to order champagne at local restaurants, please note that the cost of 1 glass can reach 50 euros.
Food tour in Monaco
On a gastronomic tour in Monaco, you will taste typical sweets, the famous pea flatbread, snacks, anchovy, tomato, olive, and pepper pasta, as well as a variety of wines. If you wish, you can learn how to cook French cuisine by signing up for a master class.
And going on a gastronomic trip to Monaco by helicopter, you will visit the best restaurants located in the territory of the Principality of Monaco (flight duration is half an hour, after which the helicopter will wait for you as long as you need to enjoy delicious food). So, for example, in a restaurant “Chez bruno” (city of Lorgues) you will taste excellent truffle dishes, and in the restaurant “Le Gril” (located on the top floor of the Hotel de Paris) - Mediterranean cuisine and a variety of desserts.
Monaco is high-speed expensive cars, Grand Prix “Formula 1”, snow-white yachts, luxury hotels, casinos, the best beaches, tennis tournaments, delicious and delicious food.