Monday, 18 May 2009
1, avenue J.F. Kennedy
00 377 93 25 39 05
Monte Carlo sits right beside the water. Most of Monte Carlo was water at one point in time but sea was filled in to create more land for the city. There are lots of rich people living in Monaco and their yachts line the docks. If you look at the right in the photo below, you'll notice a street. That street is part of the race track in the Monte Carlo Grand Prix and runs under the Fairmont Hotel that I was staying at.
I arrived late afternoon in Monte Carlo so I didn't have much time before sunset and almost everything closed down at 6pm. One of the few restaurants still open was Le Botticelli:
As you can see from the checkered road, the restaurant sits right alongside the Monte Carlo Grand Prix track.
Very fishy fish where lemon was definitely needed. Fish was warm, fresh, and tender. There was little to no flavoring. Not too many little bones so it was enjoyable enough.
Very fishy as well. These came out hot with most of the mussel shells open so almost none went to waste. The mussels were very small and, just like the fish, very little seasoning and flavoring.
Fresh and crunchy. These came out similar to the thick cut home fries you find at most bars. I personally don't see how mussels and fries really come together for moules-frites. They have almost nothing in common.
My clothes and body smelled like fish after our meal. The boules-frites was very reasonable for around 9 EUROs but my fish was pricy at around 15 EUROs. The meal was not very impressive, service was good and spoke English. If there were better and more reasonably priced restaurants opened around the docks, I would have gone with that instead.
Eric Tummy Points: 2.5 out of 5