From vegetable gardens on Monaco's rooftops to organic oyster farming at the beautiful Port de Fontvieille, Monaco sure knows how to surprise even the most cultured of travellers.
A thriving gourmet scene backed by Monaco’s strong sustainability principles make Monaco one of the most intriguing gourmet destinations to visit.
Here are 5 Foodie Secrets we’re sure you didn’t know about Monaco:
Monaco has its own organic craft beer: Brasserie de Monaco , located on Monaco’s harbour, is a 999 litre boutique brewery with an entirely automated brewing system that takes the brew master’s hand-selected organic malts to produce an authentic local beer. Who would have thought you'd find something like this in Monaco ?
Monaco is home to the World’s largest Hotel Wine Cellar: Wine cellars may be aplenty in the world, but the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo Wine Cellar is something else! The world's largest hotel wine cellar, venue of choice for Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace’s wedding anniversary, a secret room during WWII, this venue is unique to say the least.
Monaco has its own, unique orange liqueur: Historically, orange production was the mainstay of the Monegasque economy. Oranges were sold to markets near or transported by merchant ships. Even today, 600 orange trees line the streets of the Principality. They are hand -picked once a year and now, transformed by L’Orangerie-Liqueur de Monaco which extracts 100% natural liqueur. L’Orangerie can be enjoyed chilled on its own, or in a cocktail.
Monaco is home to the World’s largest Private City Farm: Terre de Monaco is an exciting urban agriculture project where Monaco’s rooftops and balconies are being transformed into organic vegetable and fruit gardens. Workshops, classes, and tastings to promote good taste and healthy living are available to travellers and locals alike.
The Crêpe Suzette was born in Monaco : The legend says that, in 1896, Chef Henri Charpentier of the Café de Paris had the idea of serving crêpes with Grand Marnier and orange juice to the future King of England, Edward VII. The crêpes caught fire inadvertently. He served them to the Prince who found them delicious and decided to give them the name of his young guest: Suzette.