26th Monte-Carlo Gastronomie food show

Publication date: 24/11/2023
The unmissable winter event for epicureans is returning for its 26th edition, under the famous Chapiteau in Fontvieille from 24 to 27 November!

More than 100 exhibitors will be inviting visitors to try - and buy - their French, Italian, and European delicacies at Monte-Carlo Gastronomie, the ideal time and place to find inspiration for your festive table decorations and food.

To get your mouth watering, special demonstrations will be held throughout the event. Several chefs from the Principality will be putting their aprons on and cooking up delights, including Jean-Laurent Basile (chef at the Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo), Patrice Guillet (sous-chef at the Café de Paris), and Gianluca Strobino (chef at the Hôtel de Paris).

To spice things up, head over to the “Maestro Chef” competition where eight candidates will be vying to concoct the most impressive dish, on themes that will remain a secret until the day itself. The competitors will have the chance to show off all their culinary skills before a jury of top chefs from Monaco and last year’s winner Elodie Chantrel. The hopefuls will be marked for creativity, presentation, taste, and anti-waste.

And youngsters will get their moment in the spotlight too. Budding chefs will get the opportunity to show what they’re capable of on Monday 27 November, in the second ever edition of “Maestro Kids”. The six fledging cooks (aged 9 and 10) will be tasked with creating a dish on the theme “cookies”, as part of the event organised by the association Monaco Goût et Saveurs.

New for this year: An Apéritif with the Stars will feature no fewer than 17 prestige Chefs, in aid of the Fondation Flavien and its fight against paediatric cancers. The exceptional line-up will include Dominique Lory, Christophe Cussac, Laurent Colin, Frédéric Ramos, and Christian Garcia, all sponsored by Mauro Colagreco.
The 26th Monte-Carlo Gastronomie will close on Monday 27 November with the grand prize draw at 5pm, where visitors can win hampers containing a selection of exhibitors’ products.

Photo credits: ©Lilian Giurca / Monte-Carlo Gastronomie