Maona Monte-Carlo celebrates the great times of celebration in the Principality
In the bay of Monte-Carlo Beach, almost on the same site of the club of the same name founded in 1962, Maona Monte-Carlo has just been reborn under the starry sky of the Riviera. This new address of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer celebrates partying and Monaco’s culinary heritage. Maona Monte-Carlo brings the 60s and 70s to life. To this day, personalities from that era continue to shape the image of the principality. Two even gave their names to the original Maona: “Ma” stands for Maria Callas, “Ona” for Aristotle Onassis. Jerry Lewis, Joséphine Baker, Omar Sharif, Liza Minnelli or Michael Caine celebrated the dolce vita of Monte Carlo here.
Under its “Belle Epoque” label, the electro collective Bon Entendeur remixes chansons from the francophone cultural heritage and provides fine retro sound in the early evening. From 8 p.m., live piano sessions, soul singers or an electro DJ will get guests dancing.
Between local cuisine and top-class mixology
Maona Monte-Carlo is a true gastronomic experience that reveals the flavors of eclectic cuisine rooted in Monegasque identity. Maona Monte-Carlo’s menu draws on authentic family recipes and refines the classics of local cuisine. Barbajuans, stocafi, socca and fougasse are shared in the lounge bar or as antipasti. Dishes of the Italian Riviera such as lobster risotto, pasta as only Chef Vincenzo Giordano can prepare, complete the menus. Fish, fruit and vegetables are sourced in the immediate vicinity of Monaco as well as from the hinterland.
As an aperitif or digestif, guests at Bar Sauvage can enjoy the creations of Giancarlo Mancino, one of the world’s most renowned bartenders: “Cocktails on Tap,” Negroni based on vintage wines and spirits made in Monaco. A rare treasure that connoisseurs can enjoy on balmy summer evenings under the pergola is an exceptional Negroni Monte-Carlo 1956, the wedding year of H.S.H. Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly. It is mixed from a London Dry Gin from the 1950s, a 1956 bitter and an Italian vermouth from the same year.
For a private Maona Monte Carlo experience, the Tam-Tam Room on the top floor can be booked exclusively, a terrace overlooking the sea.
A design inspired by the Côte d’Azur of the 60s and 70s.
Leading the design of Maona Monte-Carlo is architect Laurent Maugoust, who designed the place as a summer salon of a Mediterranean villa by the sea: in terms of color and style, he was inspired by the 60s and 70s. Artist Aurore de La Morinerie designed the original mural, which also adorns the menus, menus and place settings.
The place is a tribute to the historic Maona. Old photographs create an authentic and unique atmosphere.
“It fills me with great pride to launch Maona Monte-Carlo, a new brand created by Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer that embodies our group’s gastronomic know-how as well as its historical and cultural heritage and festive DNA,” says Stéphane Valeri, Chairman of the Board of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, “We have breathed life into a new address for Monegasque summer evenings.”
Opening hours: 04 July to 01 October 2023 from 19:00 to 02:00.
From 04 July to 03 September: weekly closing on Tuesday.
From 03 September to 01 October: weekly closing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Information and reservations: +377 98 06 56 00