July 12, 2012
Haute-couture has, for decades, been a prominent feature of the Cote d’Azur’s most affluent and dizzyingly cosmopolitan cities and towns, such as St. Tropez, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice and Monaco, although predominantly in a fashion sense.
Yes, you certainly don’t have to walk far in the Cote d’Azur’s most glamorous towns before your eyes meet an elegant-looking individual dressed head to toe in the height of haute-couture fashion.
The haute-couture fashion this stretch of southern France has become seemingly irrevocably renowned for quickly moved into other walks of Cote d’Azur culture, including furniture, interior design and arts and crafts.
But have you ever heard of haute-couture cuisine?
In typical avant-garde fashion, Monaco is leading the way in the emerging concept of haute-couture cuisine, with one man in particular pioneering this new gastronomic scene on the Cote d’Azur – Paolo Sari, a dynamic and youthful Italian chef.
In combining the authentic and traditional Mediterranean cuisine the Cote d’Azur masters so effectively, with an exotic and teasing mix of cuisines and tastes from across the globe, Sari looks set to redefine cuisine in Monaco.
Sari, who has already earned himself a reputation as being a top, world-class chef, has been awarded with the privilege of being head chef of Monte Carlo Beach’s top restaurants – Le Deck, Sea Lounge, Restaurant Elsa and La Vigie.