Twiga continues to energise Monaco nights this August with eclectic schedule and tantalising cuisine

Twiga – where the best of Italian of hospitality meets the extravagance of Monaco, and dinner entertainment morphs into club nights for the ultimate summer fun.

Twiga, the famous restaurant and bar founded by Italian entrepreneur Flavio Briatore in the Grimaldi Forum, underwent a large renovation last year. The new-look venue now combines an eclectic mix of African, Asian and Italian styles, all meshing to create a fun, elegant and exuberant ambience.

The packed summer artistic programme includes a slew of renowned DJs, while Thursdays are dedicated to the good old times, with the legendary Alessandro Ristori and the Portofinos on stage, as well as other live music bands.

24-hour slow cooked Wagyu short rib burgers served with home made bao buns

Indulge in the delectable flavours of Italian and New-Asian cuisine

The restaurant’s menu draws on this unlikely marriage of continents, positioning, for example, a very Italian dish of beef carpaccio on a crisp filo pastry and topping it with the Asiatic vibrance of wasabi mayo. Similarly, the mini beef burgers scream luxurious indulgence; 24-hour slow cooked Wagyu short ribs are delivered in homemade bao buns topped with tangy sweet chilli soy sauce.

The entire menu here impresses with the excellence of its execution. Among the other highlights: spicy wasabi mayo prawns with sticky mango and passionfruit sauce; prawns and black cod gyoza; and red king prawns gnocchetti.

There’s also sushi, ceviche and caviar on the menu to satisfy the summer palate.

The dessert platter is as deliciously over the top as Twiga itself, with a veritable rotating smorgasbord featuring five desserts and a mountain of fresh fruit and sorbets among the options.

Alessandro Ristori and the Portofinos performing at Twiga Monte-Carlo

Live music that energises the soul

As the plates keep coming to the table – and we suggest you keep them coming – the evening kicks up a gear when a live band takes to the stage.

Briatore’s favourite performer Alessandro Ristori spins and hip thrusts his way through a high-performance set of classic 70s and 80s disco, together with his band The Portofinos.

The epitome of “Italianness”, Alessandro Ristori, with his low-buttoned silk shirts, dark chest hair, retro haute couture and large smile, is as fantastically flamboyant as the location in which he performs.

Summer nights at Twiga

Prepare to dance the night away

As the night rolls on, the dinner tables are lowered and the whole restaurant turns into the very playful and sophistigated Twiga club, where renowned DJs take over and quality cocktails flow.

This August, the DJ line-up includes the legendary Marco Carola, the sensational Themba, the dynamic duo Camelphat, the iconic Bob Sinclair, the electrifying Joseph Capriati and the incredible Layla Benitez.

Meanwhile, Twiga’s resident DJs continue to captivate with their signature sounds: DJ CruzNicolas MonierDJ Magnum, and Francis Key curate exhilarating sets that blend different genres, ensuring everyone is up on the dance floor.

Twiga Monte-Carlo is open every day from 8pm until late. Menu delivery is available between 7pm and 10pm.

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