Les Ambassadeurs By Christophe Cussac Awarded Two Michelin Stars


It’s a great day for French haute cuisine.

It’s been an emblematic hotspot of French gastronomy for around a century: now, just nine months after his own moniker was added to the restaurant name, Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo Les Ambassadeurs by Christope Cussac has picked up two Michelin stars.

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Judges awarded the stars in recognition of Cussac’s unique take – inspired by a golden age during which aristocrats and diplomats from all headed to the restaurant in search of excellent Gallic cuisine – on contemporary Mediterranean fare, which involves each dish being comprised of only three flavours (this, he believes, emphasises the uniqueness of each individual ingredient).

Cussac’s stand-out dishes include fresh sardines with a preserved lemon and tangy foam, sea bream tartare, caviar cannelloni, veal chop with asparagus and the Grand Marnier souffle: dishes which helped inspired a design language, created by French architect and interior designer Jacques Garcia, replete with luminous tones of bronze, ivory, yellow, and gold.


“I’m deeply honoured by this recognition from the Michelin Guide, and I would like to emphasise that the stars are the fruit of the hard work and devotion of my entire team,” Cussac commented. “We’ve made this journey together, each member bringing their unique contribution, dedication and talent. The two stars shine for each and every one of us, because we know that we can’t achieve great things alone. This is a collective victory, and I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who has contributed to our success”.

In other news, the hotel’s Japanese restaurant Yoshi – the only Japanese restaurant on the Côte d’Azur to have been decorated by Michelin since 2010 – has retained its star.

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