Gastronomic excellence label for retirement home  

Monaco’s Residence A Qietüdine has received the prestigious Gault & Millau label for its restaurant, earning an impressive 8.1 out of 10.

Care homes and gastronomy are rarely thought of in the same breath, but in the Monaco-based Residence A Qietüdine, it is not only a consideration, it is a reality.

On 1st June, experts from Gault & Millau visited the restaurant at the care home located at the Princess Grace Hospital and proudly awarded them their respected label after giving them an 8.1 out 10 rating.

Opened in 2010, A Qietüdine has 69 residents averaging nearly 90 years of age. The modern, well-kept facility has focused from the start on comfort and exceptional culinary service for the inhabitants. As such, the chef and his team have been offering traditional and gourmet dishes using fresh, seasonal products prepared on site since inception.

Photo by Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace – CHPG

The goal of the chef is to offer pleasure whilst respecting dietary restrictions and various tastes, in an elegant setting where the residents are professionally served at table. This service is not only beneficial to the health of those living on-site, but also helps contribute to mental well-being.

An excerpt from the welcome booklet states: “Our project is to allow you to experience a happy and peaceful advancement in age, with all the respect we owe you in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Our mission is to support you on a daily basis in your life and individual care projects through warm and caring listening.”

Gault & Milleu is a major player in French gastronomy and is found in over 15 countries. Gault & Millau selects some 5,000 restaurants in France and Monaco to receive their label following their strict specifications: independence, anonymous tasting and no advertising from the restaurants.

Top photo by Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace – CHPG