[caption id="attachment_25449" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Facebook Monte-Carlo Gastronomie[/caption]
The Monte-Carlo Gastronomie event takes place from Friday, November 24, until Monday, November 27, in the Fontvieille Chapiteau. Now in its 22nd year, and growing annually, the food fair attracts a wide range of exhibitors, mainly from France and Italy.
Monaco is represented by L’Orangerie, the local company that produces liqueur from the Principality’s own oranges; Gold Energy, which specialises in luxury energy drinks; Lato Fields Estate, specialists in virgin olive oil; La Bodeguita Monaco, and Zepter International. From further afield come exhibitors from Slovakia, Morocco and Vietnam.
Needless to say, wine tastings form an important part of the festival, as do demonstrations of cooking skills, and there is daily draw for prizes at stake for exhibitors and visitors alike.
Minsiter of State Serge Telle inaugurates proceedings at 11 am on Friday, and the four-day food feast ends with a draw for a Gourmand’s Prize at 5:30 pm on Monday.
Entrance is a very modest €5, and children under 12 are admitted free of charge. The event is open daily 10 am to 10 pm, except for the last day, Monday, when it closes at 7 pm.
As an added incentive, entrance is free from noon until 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
[caption id="attachment_25456" align="alignnone" width="640"] Mary Keitany, who clocked 2:17:01 in London earlier this year, now has her sights set on Paula Radcliffe's world record of 2:15:25, will attend Friday’s IAAF Athletics Awards. Photo: Facebook IAAF[/caption]
The International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF), headquartered in Monaco, will be holding its IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 on Friday, November 24, from 7:30 pm until 10, pm at the Grimaldi Forum.
A video highlights package – each award presentation and main speeches – will be published on the IAAF YouTube channel.
More than 70 of the world’s top athletes will be in Monaco for the event. Some of the athletes expected include recently-minted world champions Mutaz Barshim, Mary Keitany Ekaterini Stefanidi, Yulimar Rojas, Elijah Manangoi, Hellen Obiri, Luvo Manyonga and Maria Lasitskene, to name but a few.
Following the IAAF Athletics Awards, the 212th IAAF Council Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26. The Council Meeting will conclude with a press conference that will be streamed live on the IAAF YouTube channel.
Thursday 27 April, 8 pm to 10 pm, Saint-Charles Church – Parish Hall
Lecture on “Heavenly Jerusalem: myth or reality” by Father Pierre Dumoulin, doctor of theology and graduate of the Institut Biblique
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