The Russian New Year Gala Evening
13 January 2009
Hotel de Paris
Splendid Reception, Gala Dinner and show "Les Solistes de Monte-Carlo"
On January 13, 2009 the legendary Hôtel de Paris– Monte-Carlo – Principality of Monaco welcomes it’s noble guests for the beautiful ceremony of the Imperial Court that revives the balls,
and celebrations which used to astound the world. The truly majestic spirit of the bygone era of the Tsars to be experienced in glamorous Monte Carlo.
The New Year's Ball is your unique chance to enter the rich world of Russian culture, your chance to plunge into an authentic atmosphere of grandeur and luxury. This magical journey into the elegant world of the Russian Tsars guarantees a night to remember.
Comfortable limousine and helicopters have replaced gilt carriages, guests will arrive from Nice, Curchevel, and the neighbouring cities directly to Monte Carlo Main Square – Place de Casino. The guests will walk up to the main entrance on a thick carpet and the Hotel will discover aglow of lights.
After entering the Hotel the guests will be invited for a warm Cocktail, where they will have the possibility to network and to meet friends as well as to savour a legendary cuisine. An impressive marble lobby, dating 1864, silken rooms, magnificent rooms stretch in a sumptuous line to, form one uninterrupted suite of apartments.
Music and Entertainment
The interior will be animated by enchanting flute music harpsichord and a real Classical Orchestra will be the highlight of the evening.
The Empire Ball room
The splendid effect of this passageway prepares the guests for one of the main treasures of the Hotel- the Empire Room with its exquisite refinement leaves no one indifferent. When the double doors of the Ballroom will be opened wide and the guests halt spellbound at the fairytale scene in front of them.
The courtly entourage provides a royal welcome, while opera singers mount the stage and propose the first toast.
French chefs always managed Imperial cuisine in Russia. And once again, the prestigious and Famous Executive Chef of the Hotel de Paris and the Alain Ducasse’s Restaurant LOUIS VX, Chef Cerruti, will be in charge. Dinner starts with the finest of Russian delicacies - black caviar, a delight to satisfy the most discerning gourmets.
In keeping with another Russian tradition, there was always a profusion of flowers, rare plants and potted palms at every ball, even in the coldest of winters. This tradition has also been preserved and scented flowers bloom on every table.
Midnight is coming and is signalled by a concert of bells.
Dances are the most exciting part of any ball. Couples move graciously to the strains of Strauss's waltzes in golden interiors shimmering in candle light. All this makes one feel as if one has stepped into a fairytale.
But this is a modern fairytale, and jazz accompanies the romantic ballroom music. A famous jazz orchestra performs background music throughout the night. Everyone is carried away in a whirlwind of music.
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