What: China Tang at the Cosmopolitan
Where: Cosmopolitan Restaurant
When: 7.30pm-11pm, first Monday of each month (including Mon 9 January)
Contact: +377 93 25 78 68 or facebook
Why not come along on 9 January or 6 February to celebrate Chinese New Year?
2012 is the Year of the Dragon, and for lovers of authentic oriental cuisine, there’s a treat in store at Monaco’s excellent Cosmopolitan restaurant and wine bar, which hosts a Chinese Night every first Monday of the month throughout the winter season (please note that this January it’s on the second Monday).
The Cosmopolitan already has a strong reputation as one of the Principality’s best eating-houses, but the China evenings set it apart. For seafood lovers in particular, there’s a superb range of starters including crispy fried prawns with plum and chilli dip, and steamed scallops in an aromatic soy sauce, as well as traditional favourites such as spare ribs and hot and sour soup.
Mains include crispy Peking Duck (served of course with traditional hoi-sin sauce and pancakes), as well as inventive combinations of the very best of mediterranean and chinese cuisine – chow mein ‘fruits de mer’, and – highly recommended – steamed fillet of sea bass with black bean sauce accompanied by stir-fried vegetables. Delicately-flavoured puddings provide the perfect complement to the main courses, especially the lychee panna cotta and the perfect mango cheesecake.
Whether you’re a fan of Chinese or whether this is your first experience of the art of Eastern cuisine, you’ll find the Cosmopolitan Chinese nights an exhilarating experience and a tantalizing start to 2012. We can guarantee you’ll want to come back!