Europe’s finest artisans and chefs heading to Monaco for Monte-Carlo Gastronomie

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At the end of this week, the Chapiteau de Fontvieille will welcome a melting pot of over 100 exhibitors representing the finest foods from across Europe for the 26th edition of the Monte-Carlo Gastronomie show.  

From 24th to 28th November, the 2,500m2 of the Chapiteau de Fontvieille will be filled with the sights, sounds and, most importantly, aromas of the very best in European cuisine.  

Authentic flavours will abound, with a selection of tasty treats like smoked salmon, foie gras, seafood, truffles, caviar, chocolates, sweets, cheeses, cured meats, organic products and jams set to line stalls alongside gorgeous wines, Champagnes, Cognacs, Armagnacs and liqueurs from celebrated producers.  

Arts de la table will be on display as well, with everything from specialist kitchen utensils to original gift ideas on offer, making this the perfect place to get ahead with your Christmas shopping.  


In addition to the food offerings and various cooking demonstrations on the programme, the third annual Maestro Chef competition will also be held during the event. In it, six talented participants will be given the opportunity to show off their skills and personal flair. 

Each chef is given an hour to prepare an original recipe that will be judged on presentation, creativity and, naturally, taste. As if this weren’t task enough, they must also be eco-conscious and avoid any food wastage.  

The final, where a prize of €2,000 is up for grabs, will see the top contestants preparing three dishes in an hour and half using a list of ingredients they will have seen for the first time just the day before.

Supporters of Monte-Carlo Gastronomie include Monaco Goût et Saveurs, the Monegasque Association of Sommeliers, Slow Food Riviera Côte d’Azur and the Monegasque Hotel Industry association. 

Entry costs €5 and is free for under 12s. For more information and the full programme, click here.


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