Dinner and dancing: See the fabulous Les Ballets de Monte Carlo in NYC after an equally fabulous dinner prepared by a five-star chef from Monaco at two NYC restaurants. Flavors of Monaco is part of a week-long celebration of the Principality, Feb. 15-21.
The dinner and dancing deal sounds expensive at $145, but it’s a deal since that’s what dinner alone at Circo or LeCirque would cost, and a premium orchestra seat at New York City Center for the internationally renowned ballet costs nearly as much, so this is really a kind of two-for-one bargain deal.
Plus, the Dinner & Ballet package includes a souvenir program autographed by choreographer, Jean-Christophe Maillot, which you will not get just by buying a ticket to the ballet.
Chef Paolo Sari, Executive Chef of the five-star Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel, brings his innovative and avant-garde farm-to-table style to create the week’s prix-fixe all organic menus at the Maccioni family’s landmark eateries. Get lunch and dinner at Circo, dinner only at Le Cirque, including a five-course degustation menu.
The Flavors of Monaco menu will combine the culinary influences of southern France and Italy with local products from the Tri-State area and Northeast for a seasonal “menu du marché” flair.
All ingredients will be selected from local organic farms or fished in open waters. Chef Sari’s careful selection of ingredients is epitomized in his signature “bio sama” dish of seasonal vegetables and herbs. Menu selections will also include local red mullet roasted “Riviera-style,” asparagus, egg and truffle over crispy potatoes and fondue, and the signature soufflé of the Monte Carlo restaurant, Elsa, for the famous American writer Elsa Mazwell.
It is the world’s ony 100% organic Michelin-starred restaurant. Chef Sari imposes an absolute 100% organic rule to everything that comes into the kitchen. His “healthy mind in a healthy body” approach starts with the careful selection of produce from his own vegetable garden in the hills above Monaco and from farms in neighboring villages. “Organic is a true way of life for us; it represents excellence in both taste and health. It brings well being to the palate, the body and the mind,” Sari tells us.
The Dinner & Ballet package is available for the evenings of February 18, 19 and 20. The $145 price includes a 3-course prix-fixe Flavors of Monaco dinner at Circo with a complimentary glass of champagne, a premium orchestra seat at Cinderella by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo at New York City Center and a ballet souvenir program autographed by choreographer, Jean-Christophe Maillot.
Flavors of Monaco three-course and six-course meals Or, are priced as follows:
- 3-course Lunch at Circo, $36
3-course Dinner at Circo and Le Cirque, $48 (any 3 items from the 6-course menu)
6-course Chef menu at Circo and Le Cirque, $94
(drinks, gratuities and tax not included)
To make reservations for Flavors of Monaco
- Circo, 120 West 55th Street, (212) 286 3636, [email protected], circonyc.com
- Le Cirque, 151 East 58th Street, (212) 644 0202, [email protected], lecirque.com
To purchase the Dinner & Ballet package, please visit www.monaco-nyc.com
Flavors of Monaco is part of the ‘Monaco Takes New York’ series of events (February 15-21) presented by the Consulate General of Monaco and Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York, with the support of the Embassy of Monaco to the United States. In additHighlights of the week include four performances of Cinderella by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo at New York City Center (Feb. 18-20), with an opening night VIP reception hosted by Cartier, and a companion photo exhibition at Christie’s (Feb. 17-21).
For more information, visit www.monaco-nyc.com or email [email protected]
Le Cirque has been a NYC restaurant landmark since Sirio Maccioni opened it in 1974.
Osteria del Circo has been “a family affair” since it opened in 1996, a Maccioni family collaboration between Sirio, his wife Egidiana and their sons, Mauro and Marco. Circo offers upscale Italian fare served in a lively, sophisticated setting reminiscent of the old-style European circus tents which inspired the restaurant’s name.
In addition to the original New York restaurants, Le Cirque is also located in Las Vegas, Casa de Campo, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and opening soon in Dubai. Circo can be found in Casa de Campo, Southampton, Abu Dhabi and opening soon in Dallas, Orlando and Doha.
For over 150 years, Monte-Carlo SBM has been reliably delivering a unique lifestyle, an unparalleled tradition of hospitality and legendary savoir-faire, highly renowned and esteemed by a modern and demanding international clientele. The resort includes four casinos, including the famed Casino de Monte-Carlo”; four hotels, Hôtel de Paris, Hôtel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo Beach, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort; and 33 restaurants totaling six Michelin stars.
The company’s range of services extends to culture, entertainment and nightlife with several theaters, including the Sporting Monte-Carlo and the Opera House’s Salle Garnier, health and well-being with the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, and sports with the Monte-Carlo Golf Club and Monte-Carlo Country Club.
Part of the Relais & Châteaux brand since its renovation by interior designer Madhavi in 2009, the vintage-style 5-star hotel offers a modern experience, combining the spirit of the Riviera’s golden era with the intimacy of a luxury resort. The hotel features a sea water pool, a private beach with an array of water sports and activities and 40 rooms, each with a view of the Mediterranean Sea.
As part of a group-wide initiative. Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel is strongly committed to sustainable development and received the Green Globe Certification in 2014, an internationally recognized certification program designed for the travel and luxury tourism industry. One of the key actions of the hotel is the “Beach Goes Bio” concept, guaranteeing all organic and locally produced cuisine, making Elsa the first 100% organic restaurant to receive a Michelin star.