The people of MONACO boast one of the longest life expectancies in the world. It’s true they have a great state-funded healthcare system but their healthy diet is a big contributor. Consuming lots of seafood, a great source of omega 3s, could be the key.
The Mediterranean climate is great for the cultivation of fruit and vegetables. French and Italian cuisine have influenced the diet of Monaco’s people and many studies have shown, the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets on the planet.
Find out more below our best addresses to eat healthy in Monaco!
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort’s Blue Bay Restaurant
The reputation of the modern and elegant Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort was further enhanced when their Blue Bay restaurant and French/West Indian chef, Marcel Ravin, was awarded a Michelin star. A 250 seat establishment with panoramic views of the seaside and, especially for gastronomes, tables positioned opposite the open kitchen, it has a menu inspired by Mediterranean and Caribbean flavours, with dishes that feel like art.
Elsa, the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel’s signature restaurant
The restaurant was certified organic (“bio”) in 2013 by “Ecocert,” the French leader in Organic conservation certification, and was awarded one Michelin star in 2014. It features contemporary, seasonal seafood with a modern twist on traditional dishes served on the Riviera during the 1920s and 1930s.
L’Hirondelle – a restaurant des Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo
At the helm in the kitchen of the beautiful L’Hirondelle restaurant is Chef Jean-Claude Brugel , who uses his expertise to produce deliciously light and tasty meals of around 500 kcal per menu.
When gastronomy goes hand-in-hand with nutrition, it provides a valuable and enjoyable experience that is beneficial for health and beauty.
“L’Inattendu-e” Restaurant (translates as “the unexpected”)
This address will surprise and challenge your ideas about raw food. The natural and organic restaurant specialises in raw food cuisine by Chef Sylvain Etievant, formerly the Executive Chef of “Le Grill” at the Hotel de Paris and more recently of the catering company “A Roca” specialized in Monegasque cuisine. Prepare to be amazed.
Le Condamine Market
The most picturesque attraction is the daily morning Condamine Market located Place d’Armes near the Port Hercule. It’s a colourful Provençal market and centre of Monégasque life with local specialties to sample or buy. The open-air market features fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, and the covered market offers butchery, fishmonger, bakeries and much more.
Les Perles de Monte-Carlo (Oysters from Monaco)
Seafood lovers and connoisseurs head towards the Port de Fontvieille in Monaco, and meet at Les Perles de Monte-Carlo , an oyster bar located at the very tip of the pier. Brice Cachia and Frédéric Rouxeville, both certified biologists, launched their sea products refining enterprise in 2011 with a goal: refining oysters and other fine seafood products in a region where traditional oyster farming is almost non-existent.
The friendly family team is eager to share this experience and welcomes you daily Monday through Saturday. Sitting on wooden benches, in a genuine ambiance, discover a corner of Brittany, right below the Prince’s Palace! Savour the fine products, while sipping on a glass of organic wine. It gets busy so make sure you reserve your table in advance.
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