March 20, 2014

Elsa: The first Organic Restaurant Being Awarded a Michelin Star

The Monte - Carlo Beach is now part of an elite group of great French and Monegasque restaurants thanks to the talent and creativity of executive chef Paolo Sari.
Monte Carlo
Being awarded a first Michelin Star for Elsa is a guaranty of quality, a reward heralding a future close to nature, a philosophy defining it as the first certified 100% organic restaurant. Danièle Garcelon, Executive Director, has put all her energy into the revival of “Beach goes Bio” together with Paolo Sari, who introduced an innovative, avant-garde culinary style, and an impeccable biological vision, well adapted to the Société des Bains de Mer values and customers requirements. In two years as head of the property kitchens, Paolo Sari, the 45 year old Venetian chef has achieved an unusual and exceptional career launching the concept ” Beach goes Bio ” in 2012, while obtaining the level 3 ECOCERT label and managing 75 cooks in 5 Monte Carlo Beach restaurants (Elsa, the Deck, La Vigie, Cabanas, the Sea Lounge). This is also a reward shared with the chef and his team, including the entire Monte-Carlo Beach Relais & Châteaux staff. The gourmet restaurant Elsa is named after Elsa Maxwell, the Societe des Bains de Mer's first ever PR executive, who organized the inauguration of the Monte-Carlo Beach.
This new venue serves ahigh quality contemporary cuisine inspired by theRiviera’s culinary history. Carefully thought-out and tested by our chef and his team, the menu puts the spotlight on local produce through a seasonal approach.
Monte-Carlo SBM is one of the main players in the European gaming sector and the leader of luxury tourism in the Principality of Monaco. In addition to highly prestigious hotels (Hôtel de Paris, Hôtel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo Beach, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort) and 33 restaurants including “Le Louis XV —Alain Ducasse” and the Café de Paris, the SBM’s activities in Monaco cover the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, the Sporting Monte-Carlo and its Salle des Etoiles as well as Jimmy'z discotheque. Monte-Carlo SBM also operates the Casinos de Monaco and holds a 50% stake in BetClic Everest Group, a major player in European online gambling. Associated with all the major sporting events, Monte-Carlo SBM also plays a key role in all the prestigious events in the Principality of Monaco. With a turnover of around 372 million Euros in the 2011/2012 financial year, Monte-Carlo SBM employs more than 3.000 people. 
L’Elsa is the first gastronomic restaurant in the PACA region which has received the Bio (organic) certification by Ecocert, French leader in Organic conservation certification. 
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