His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco, Princess Charlene and arguably one of the greatest actors of all time, Robert de Niro, all turned up to the inauguration of NOBU Fairmont Monte Carlo, which opened its doors in the elegant hotel at the end of last year.
NOBU Fairmont Monte Carlo is the latest in a number of branches of the famous Japanese restaurant to be launched in Europe, in the salubrious surroundings of the Fairmont within a short distance from much of our property in Monaco.
The talented team of chefs have been whipping up magical Maki rolls and exquisite sushi since the restaurant was opened on December 9 last year and the first few months of business have seen great interest from locals and visitors alike.
Guest of honour at the opening celebrations was two-time Academy Award winner Robert de Niro, who co-owns the hugely successful chain of restaurants with talented chef Matsuhisa Nobuyuki.
The story goes that de Niro became a huge fan of Nobuyukiâ€™s Beverly Hills restaurant in the 1980s, when he and a number of other Hollywood celebrities visited the diner on La Cienega Boulevard. He apparently invited the Japanese chef to open another restaurant in New York and in 1993, the first NOBU was born.
There are now 28 NOBU restaurants across the world from Perth, to Budapest and now, to the delight of many of our clients living in apartments in Monaco, in Monte-Carlo.
NOBU Fairmont Monte Carlo is set in an elegant venue with a magnificent bar, two private lounges and a unique terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
It is currently just open in the evenings, from 7.30 to 11pm, although clients coming to the Principality to look at Monaco apartments for sale in the summer will be able to book for lunch as well.