Iconic restaurants: Joël Robuchon

 August 6, 2018

Joël Robuchon Monte Carlo
© Courtesy of Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo | B. Touillon


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Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco is a distinctive publication highlighting the exceptional culinary scene of the Principality of Monaco. Authors Bradley Mitton and Zsolt Szemerszky are showcasing the most excellent restaurants in Monaco as well as the heritage of the Principality of Monaco.


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Joël Robuchon currently retains 28 Michelin stars and is one of the most highly-acclaimed chefs in the World and a distinguished figure on the international gastronomy scene. Robuchon is an artisan of change and a purist when it comes to flavours and tastes.

Joël Robuchon Monte Carlo

© Courtesy of Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo | B. Touillon

Driven by his philosophy that „We are what we eat“ and inspired by his global travels, Robuchon opened his two Michelin-starred Restaurant Joël Robuchon in the heart of Monaco at the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo offering culinary delights with light and healthy dishes.

The Belle Époque stylishly built Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea offers a refined and comfortable atmosphere with sensational décor.

Joël Robuchon Monte Carlo

© Courtesy of Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo | B. Touillon

Chef Robuchon’s Mediterranean cuisine is well-suited to the ambience created by interior designer Jacques Garcia using sumptuous Gobelins tapestry, velvet armchairs, parquet floors and sea views. On entering the restaurant, diners are immediately swept into an air of conviviality.

Chef Robuchon, who succeeded in combining haute gastronomy with five-star hospitality and dispelled the sacred and old-fashioned aura which encompasses the culinary scene, is considered a leading light in healthy and wholesome cuisine. He is a tireless researcher always surrounded by modern nutritionists.

The Restaurant Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo offers an innovative style of cooking, stripped down to the essentials, with healthy and delicious dishes including vegetarian and gluten-free courses.

Joël Robuchon / Hotel Metropole Christmas

Photo via Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo

Here, everyone‘s attention is on the clarity of the dishes, which are produced with first-class ingredients.

Without compromise and sustaining his naturally refined standards and excellence in the kitchen, Chef Robuchon concocts an amazing selection of dishes, appreciated by many for their wholesome ingredients.

Joël Robuchon / Hotel Metropole Christmas

A wonderful New Year’s Eve Dinner at Joël Robuchon / Photo via Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo

“When you cook, you take a life. When you eat fish, or meat, you take a life. And you must be very respectful of the ingredients and that is very important.

Creating deluxe cuisine is like playing a sport. Always competitive. Always challenging. And if you slow down a bit, you can no longer return to the top level.” – Joël Robuchon

Chef Joël Robuchon strongly believes in restaurants with transparency allowing diners to view their food being prepared in front of them. While dining, attention is drawn to the open kitchen and teppanyaki area, where Executive Chef Christophe Cussac and his team busily and deftly perform an orchestrated choreography of the culinary arts.

Joël Robuchon - Christophe Cussac

Joël Robuchon and Christophe Cussac / © Courtesy of Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo | Studio Phoenix

Inspired by the Mediterranean, the menu includes dishes such as crayfish presented in a crisp wrapping with basil and quail, which arrives caramelized and stuffed with foie gras, accompanied by potato puree with truffle. The team focuses on seasonal essentials, paying attention to flavours and textures that are both healthy and tasteful. Guests are recommended to choose a variety of degustation dishes and ask the highly-attentive staff for advice.

If interested, diners can choose to combine their meal with a set of wine pairings from the international wine menu, as presented by the head sommelier, Frédéric Woelffle.

Frédéric Woelffle

Frédéric Woelffle / Courtesy of Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo | Studio Phoenix

With the Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco book, you have unique access to ten of the finest and most iconic restaurants in the Principality of Monaco, where you can discover the excellence that the region delivers.

Discover more: Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco

Joël Robuchon Monte Carlo

© Courtesy of Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo | B. Touillon

Metropole Monte-Carlo

© Courtesy of Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo | E. Cuvillier


Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco

Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco

Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco is a distinctive publication highlighting the exceptional culinary scene of the Principality of Monaco.

Monaco’s first gourmand book was launch December 2016 as the number one release in wine pairing at Amazon.com allows gastronomy lovers to discover the excellence of the Principality of Monaco thanks to recipes and interviews with Executive Chefs who hold together over 50 Michelin stars.

Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco is a distinctive publication highlighting the exceptional culinary scene of the Principality, whilst focusing on gastronomical specialities and offering an overview of the heritage of Monaco.

Thanks to the invaluable help from the Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, authors Bradley Mitton and Zsolt Szemerszky are showcasing the most excellent restaurants in Monaco. This culinary guide offers its readers a unique experience as they offer a rare insight into the characters and personalities behind these wonderful gastronomical locations.

This is an exceptional joint effort thanks to the supportive chefs include Alain Ducasse, Benoît Witz, Christophe Cussac, Christophe Dupuy, Dominique Lory, Jean-Claude Brugel, Joël Robuchon, Marcel Ravin, Paolo Sari, Philippe Joannès and Takéo Yamasaki as well as accommodating sommeliers including Damien Borghi, Noël Bajor, Frédéric Woelffle and Massimo Sacco.

The publication is available international delivery through Amazon.com.


 

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