Iconic restaurants: Elsa

 August 11, 2018

Monte-Carlo Beach - Restaurant Elsa
Monte-Carlo Beach - Restaurant Elsa / © Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer | Elsa


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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.

Michelin starred Elsa is Monaco’s first one hundred percent organic restaurant with Ecocert certification that offers a contemporary menu packed with surprises, whilst exclusively using local seasonal produce.

Elsa, which is part of the Monte Carlo Société des Bains de Mer group is a bright and modern restaurant with a terrace that overlooks the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea. However the essence of Elsa is the successful marrying of pure organic food with gastronomical excellence.

Monte-Carlo Beach - Restaurant Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach – Restaurant Elsa / © Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer | Elsa

This unique one star Michelin restaurant is among the elite of Monaco’s gastronomical locations thanks to the talent and creativity of its executive chef, Paolo Sari. The Michelin guide refers to Elsa as one of the best addresses in Monte Carlo to find cuisine of great finesse.

Paolo Sari is as passionate as they come and he has one firm rule – one hundred percent organic cuisine, including everything from the salt and pepper to the brut and rosé Champagnes.

Chef Sari’s day in the kitchen starts with a rigorous selection of food products including fruits, vegetables and herbs supplied by farmers from neighbouring villages such as Saint-Jeannet in France. This reflects his Venetian philosophy of „a healthy mind in a healthy body“.

“For me, luxury is eating baby peas that were picked an hour earlier or maybe a carrot that was just pulled out of the ground.
Organic means love; everything made with love is a success.” – Paolo Sari

Chef Paolo Sari

Chef Paolo Sari / © Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer | Elsa

His culinary philosophy has developed hand-in-hand with his extraordinary life path, which included a three-month repose in a Buddhist monastery which fuelled his cooking ideals.

Chef Sari’s respect for nature has been rewarded. Elsa is the first gastronomic restaurant in the PACA region to be certified „Bio“, or organic, by the certifying body Ecocert.

Elsa offers twenty carefully selected dishes on its menu by which Chef Sari has brought together gourmet food and healthy cuisine, the ultimate achievement. His cuisine, which is „an ode to the Mediterranean” requires strong work ethics, which are clearly reflected in every dish. The chef’s team focuses on local produce with a seasonal approach. At Elsa, be ready to undergo a pure and organic dining experience.

“I wanted to change our approach to purchasing food. I wanted to know where the deliveries came from, the meat from the abattoir, where the squid were caught, the provenance of the sage, grey shallots and green garlic. True cuisine is transparent and constant.” – Paolo Sari

Chef Paolo Sari

Chef Paolo Sari / © Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer | Elsa | Frédéric Gibrat

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Monte-Carlo Beach - Restaurant Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach – Restaurant Elsa / © Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer | Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach - Restaurant Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach – Restaurant Elsa / © Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer | Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach - Restaurant Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach – Restaurant Elsa / © Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer | Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach - Restaurant Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach – Restaurant Elsa / © Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer | Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach - Restaurant Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach – Restaurant Elsa / © Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer | Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach - Restaurant Elsa

Monte-Carlo Beach – Restaurant Elsa / © Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer | Elsa

Chef Paolo Sari

Chef Paolo Sari / © Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer | Elsa

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


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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