After the Vatican City, Monaco is the smallest country in the world. This rocky country nestled on steep hills that drop off into the Mediterranean is divided into four neighborhoods: Monaco-Ville, La Condamine, Monte-Carlo, and Fontvieille. Of these four, Monte Carlo is the main resort and residential area, popular with tourists around the world.
Thanks to its location and climate, Monte Carlo has an easy access to fresh, local produce. Moreover, the near proximity of the sea has led to the development of the cuisine which is rich in fresh seafood of high quality. Thus, the people in Monaco developed a taste and appreciation for good, local food. The cuisine generally reflects its Mediterranean heritage, but both Italian and French influences can be found in the local recipes.Read More