New distinction for Blue Bay restaurant and Chef Marcel Ravin

Just ahead of its grand reopening, the two Michelin starred Blue Bay restaurant has joined the prestigious Grandes Tables du Monde club, in what is another major coup for Chef Marcel Ravin and Monte-Carlo SBM.

The Blue Bay at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort gained its first Michelin star in 2015 and a second in 2022.

On Sunday 4th February, its latest distinction was awarded at the 68th Congress of Grandes Tables du Monde, a prestigious ‘club’ that represents and promotes the world’s best restaurants.

The event, held at the Lasserre restaurant in Paris, saw the introduction of 17 new members including the Blue Bay. The restaurant now joins an exclusive list that includes the three Michelin starred Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse, the three Michelin-starred Mirazur in Menton, and the two-starred La Chèvre d’Or in Eze.

In accepting the award, Marcel Ravin said he was proud and honoured to join the prestigious association, and took the opportunity to announce the reopening of his restaurant on 14th February, after a five-month transformation.

Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort, photo source: Monte-Carlo SBM

The Blue Bay metamorphosis

According to Monte-Carlo SBM, owner of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort, the Blue Bay transformation is the culmination of a dream for Martinican Chef Marcel Ravin, a story that began to be written with the cooking and tableware, and which is enriched today by the creation of a link between the plate and its environment, in a setting that enhances the cuisine as much as the service.

“The new Blue Bay – Marcel Ravin is an ode to life, nature and the richness of the Caribbean, with a new immersive gastronomic experience, and a completely revisited menu,” says the group. “A true restaurant within a restaurant, La Table de Marcel offers a new, even more exclusive experience reserved for eight guests. The Blue Bay – Marcel Ravin is a culinary journey, at the heart of the gastronomic renewal of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer group.”

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Photo of Chef Marcel Ravin source: Monte-Carlo SBM