Monaco offers unlimited variety and quality of dining options for every taste and budget, from Michelin-starred restaurants to classic French, Mediterranean, modern, and exotic cuisine. There is always an exceptional culinary journey full of flavour in the Principality.
Monaco is the home of the Crepe Suzette as well as the Monegasque barbagiuan, stock fish and fougasse, traditional and historic dishes made using the simplest of ingredients. With a blend of Italian and Mediterranean culture, Monaco is the country of convivial gastronomy, around a bowl of pasta or a pizza.
About the Crepe Suzette: The Crepe 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.
Monaco has the largest hotel wine cellar in the world where exceptional vintage bottles are safely kept. Monaco offers exclusive wine and dine experiences provided by the most exceptional chefs and sommeliers in the world.
The country with the most Michelin-starred restaurants per square meter in the world, Monaco, is also the setting for the first all-organic restaurant to obtain a star in the prestigious Michelin Guide. All 7 Michelin-starred restaurants of Monaco are located inside the most prestigious hotels. Find out more information about each of them in Module 4: Monaco’s Unique Experiences & Activities.
Monaco is, today more than ever, a country of responsible, seasonal cuisine created from local, organically grown produce. Monaco is at the vanguard of the organic food revolution, sourcing produce from local farmers and fishermen and serving herbs and vegetables plucked daily from dewy Riviera gardens.
There are always new restaurants opening. Have a look at the Visit Monaco’s Gourmet Guide to see our updated list of restaurants in the Principality of Monaco.