Casino de Monte-Carlo takes luxury gaming to new heights with a new Surrealist Dinner
On 9 December 2017, over one hundred or so exclusive guests met in the Salle Blanche of Casino de Monte-Carlo for a fleeting and exceptional experience on the subject of Marivaux's Game of Love and Chance.
Combining stunning scenery, inventive gastronomy and gaming. This new spectacular journey plunged guests into the unique universe of gaming, Monte-Carlo style.
This Surrealist Dinner pays homage to the Game of Love and Chance
The surrealist dinner under the aegis of designer Charles Kaisin and Executive Chef at Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo Franck Cerutti, was based upon Marivaux's comedy, The Game of Love and Chance.
Guests of the evening flew from all over the world to attend and included well-known personalities, such as H.R.H. Princess of Hanover, Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Isabelle Huppert and Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram.
Guests began their journey in the Atrium to immerse themselves within the interactive Let’s Fall in Diamonds display. Guests were then taken to the famed Salle Blanche, which had been transformed into a superb French-style garden for the evening.
Once seated, a ballet of waiters, each one carrying on their shoulders a table draped in a Vichy cloth, which unfolded to music by Lully. The starter created by Chef Franck Cerutti was crunchy vegetables accompanied by white snow condiment and black truffles.
The table was then suspended to represent the Three Graces by Paul Gervais. The three muses - Emilienne d’Alençon, Liane de Pougy and the exuberant Belle Otéro -, who made headlines in the Belle Epoque with their extravagance and lifestyle, sprang to life and humorously teased the guests as they enjoy a glass of wine from the legendary cellars of Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, whilst guests sipped on winter herbs.
The garden was then transformed for the main course of bass with thorny artichokes and Alba truffle.
After this, the gardeners cleared away the tables to reveal a table football made with playing cards.
To end this dinner in beauty, a ballet of dancers escorts guests to the Salle Médecin, where they enjoy sweet delights dressed up to look like playing cards and take part in the thrills of French Roulette, Punto Banco, Black Jack and Ultimate Texas Hold'em Poker.
Place your bets, all bets are off!