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Fish Cookery classes at Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort

Spice up your talent with cookery classes by Chef Marcel Ravin at Las Brisas restaurant.

For rthose who yearn to learn how to cook that fabulous modern French food and make it look so great, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort now have cooking classes all winter from October to April called “Spice Up Your Talent”.

For the eighth consecutive year, Chef Marcel Ravin and his team at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort are offering cooking and pastry-making courses

Chef Marcel Ravin

Number of people: Maximum 7
Venue: Las Brisas kitchen
Find out more about what takes place during the cooking course here
Number of people: Maximum 8
Venue: Las Brisas kitchen
Find out more about what takes place during the pastry-making course here

Laura Camerlo
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
40 Ave. Princesse Grace
MC 98000 Principality of Monaco
Tel. (377) 98 06 06 99

our team

Editorial and Owners:

PeterPeter D’Aprix.
Executve Editor,
Photo, Video &
web production.

LindaLinda D’Aprix.
Magaging Editor,
Culinary Editor and Research.

Contributing Editor Team:

LindaDavid Lawrence.
ExProducter on the run roving Europe for those special hotels and restaurants.

LindaJackie Joseph-Lawrence.
Actress and now travel writing with her husband David for Gourmet Voyageurs and "The Toulican".

FALL/WINTER features

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The first of our food stories in the Palm Springs to La Quinta Food Trail and it starts with a bang!

Restaurant "Le Vallauris", Palm Springs, CA ***

Duck a l'Orange“Le Vallauris Restaurant”, on a quiet street off the main drag in Palm Springs, has been a favorite of the glitterati for many years. It is iconic, timeless and consistently delicious. With French born owners M. Brugemens and M. Haddedou and French Executive chef Jean Paul Lair, it reminds us of the wonderful meals savored in France in each of its many regions that honored their local produce and turned out the kind of plates that you journeyed to that glorious country to enjoy over the years.

Tree Shaded PatioIt is the tree shaded patio that is the star; straight out of summer days in Provence, Dordogne or Brittany or anywhere in France when the sun is shining and filters through the leaves. This is about both the enjoyment of food well prepared as well as the embience in which it is enjoyed.

(See the first two video recipe demonstrations from Chef Lair and his talented Pastry Chef Laurnet Dellac - Posted one at a time over a month or so from the demonstration we witnessed on December 12, 2016) Click here or watch the mini version top right.

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Italian Ligurian Hotel***** for Beach Goers and Foodies alike:

La Meridiana HotelYou will find the five star luxury "Royal Hotel San Remo" located just a block or two off the main road into the lovely old Italian coastal town of San Remo on the beach of the Italian Riviera just across the coast road from the sea.

Just twenty five minutes from Monte Carlo and the gate-way to the Italian Riviera, a stay at this charmer is to experience a more pastarefined and gracious way of life combining the elegance of the past with the comforts and plugged in way of life of today.
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Their restaurant "Fiori di Murano" is excellent and features authentic Ligurian cuisine and olive oils.
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A 5 Star Jewel on a hill top just outside St. Tropez, Cote d'Azur, France:

Hotel Château de la Messardière *****, Hotel & Spa, St. Tropez, France.
Tea by the fireChâteau de la Messardiere is a fabulous five star sprawling hotel with a view over the bay of St. Tropez on one side and on the other the beaches and Mediterranean sea as well as the green quilt of vineyards and wineries of Ramatuelle in the valley below. It has very recently been given a complete make over which never stops so now it is also the "Shining Jewel on the Hill". Its 45 suites and 75 rooms are contained in a variety of different levels, annexes and square pill boxes around the 25 acres of gardens as well as in the original château.

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featured videos

Pastry Chef Laurnet Dellac demonstrates how to prepare his "Pistachio Christmas Log Dessert". If this catches your fancy, click here for the full page and larger video >>

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Winter Recipe: Executive Chef Jean Paul Lair of Restaurant "Le Vallauris" in Palm Springs, demonstrates the first of three videos how to prepare his "Maine Lobster Soufflé.
click here for the full page and larger video >>

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Enjoy an introduction to the Hotel Bastdie de St. Tropez that is open throughout the year. General Manager M. Fabien Delaffon gives a warm welcome and a video tour of the Hotel.

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Take a tour of Château Hotel de la Messardière ***** (see left) and listen to the informative introduction by General Manager Alexandre Durand-Viel.

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Visit the spa of La Messardière with its own indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room, and extentensive treatment rooms not to mention its own garden with fountains to sun and relax.


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