HSH Prince Albert II officially inaugurated the much-anticipated Maona Monte-Carlo on Tuesday, July 4, in the presence of Stéphane Valeri, CEO of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, and Danièle Garcelon, General Manager of Monte-Carlo Beach.

This new party venue revives the light-hearted, carefree evenings of the 1960s and 70s that helped build the reputation of the Côte d’Azur. The name itself is an amalgam of the first two letters of Maria Callas and the first three letters of (Aristotle) Onassis.

“Boasting an idyllic waterside setting with an open-air cabaret atmosphere, Mediterranean cuisine and Monegasque specialities, a cocktail bar with vintage creations concocted by Giancarlo Mancino, the soundtrack by “Belle Epoque”, the label by the electro musical collective Bon Entendeur, Maona Monte-Carlo is the new not-to-miss venue for summer nights in Monaco,” SBM said.

With Maona Monte-Carlo and Club la Vigie, which opened in June, this summer Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is reinventing the art of celebration already embodied by the iconic Jimmy’z Monte-Carlo, COYA Monte-Carlo, Buddha Bar Monte-Carlo and the eternal Casino de Monte-Carlo.

Maona Monte-Carlo aims to be a true gastronomic experience that reveals the flavours of an eclectic menu, rooted in the identity of Monaco. By drawing on family recipes typical of the region, the menu enhances the classics of local cuisine, offering sunny and generous dishes. Barbajuans, stocafi, socca and fougasse can be shared in the lounge bar or as appetisers. The local cuisine is a nod to the Italian Riviera, with a succulent lobster risotto, minute pasta for which only chef Vincenzo Giordano knows the secret and many other attractive and delicious dishes. Fish, fruits and vegetables are sourced in the immediate vicinity of Monaco and in the hinterland.

“We are very proud to launch Moanoa Monte-Carlo, a new brand created by Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, which embodies the gastronomical know-how of our Group, its historical and cultural heritage and its festive DNA. I would like to thank all the teams involved in bringing to life this new and unmissable address for summer nights in Monaco”, said Stéphane Valeri, CEO of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.

PHOTO: HSH Prince Albert II with HSH Princess Stéphanie, HRH Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Ben-Sylvester Strautmann, Mr and Mrs Andrea Casiraghi, Mr Louis Ducruet Mrs Danièle Garcelon, and Mr Stéphane Valeri