The Buzz in Monaco: Chef Alan Yau Opens Song Qi

Song Qi

Michelin-starred chef Alan Yau of Hakkasan fame has opened a restaurant in Monaco that’s the talk of the town. Overlooking Monte Carlo’s harbour at 7 Avenue Princesse Grace, Song Qi is the first gastronomic restaurant in the Principality. Yau partnered with the Monegasque Giraudi group on the project, which was three years in the making.

Traditional Chinese recipes showcase ingredients that are sourced locally, with lots of Mediterranean fish and farm-fresh vegetables, while the spices are imported from China. Start with the jasmine tea soaked pork ribs or the fried squid/mango salad, then try the Lobster Cantonese noodle and the Peking Duck.

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Song Qi

The Humbert & Poyet design studio was tapped to create the glamorous interiors, which showcase green velvet banquettes, black marble walls and tables, a brass bar, custom armchairs inspired from traditional Chinese furniture… all in all, a look that takes its cue from 1930s Shanghai.

Song Qi by Alan Yau, 7, Avenue Princesse Grace,
98000 Monte Carlo, Tel: +377 99 99 33 33, www.song-qi.mc

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