After a long and much-anticipated wait, Monaco’s legendary Café de Paris will reopen its doors in mid-November, just in time for the holiday season.
The renovation project was originally scheduled to last a little over a year, but delays and unforeseen complications have added more than a few months to the original deadline.
Thankfully, fans of this timeless address won’t have to wait much longer as Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) CEO Stéphane Valeri has confirmed that the works will be completed imminently and that, in a matter of weeks, the refurbished Café de Paris will once again be serving customers at its prime location on the Place du Casino.
NEW LOOK, NEW MENU
The €55 million refurbishment and renovations, which have necessitated a complete closure of the historic eatery since March 2022, have been extensive.
The brasserie on the ground level will be complemented by a cosy yet upmarket space on the first floor for patrons looking for a more intimate setting, and the menu has been expanded too. It will reportedly offer twice the number of dishes as the previous one, so guests have even more to choose from.
“It’s an impressive war machine to turn this iconic restaurant into a magical venue that absolutely has to be visited and is a must-do when people come to the Place du Casino,” said Valeri at a press conference on 27th September. “The deadlines we announced have been confirmed: the work will be completed by the end of October.”
At this point, the Café de Paris’ temporary sojourn in the Salle Empire of the Hôtel de Paris, just across the square in the Monte-Carlo neighbourhood, will come to an end. Staff will then be given two weeks to come up to speed with the new Café de Paris and its revised layout.
AMAZONICO AND SHOPS
But the Café de Paris isn’t the only awaited opening at this address. Amazonico, the restaurant that has made waves in Madrid, London and Dubai, is coming to the Principality, with an expected opening in April 2024. The eatery will feature a massive 1,000m2 terrace and Latin American-inspired cuisine.
“The restaurant will bring a very lively feel to the exceptional terraces, with an incredible, breath-taking view of the Place du Casino,” said Valeri of the soon-to-be-opened rooftop eatery.
There are also seven shops in the complex set to open periodically throughout 2024, with final construction works due to be finished in the spring, though some eager retailers will start receiving customers as early as January.
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Photo credit: Monte-Carlo SBM