This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Fairmont Monte Carlo, in the Principality of Monaco. Sitting on the Côte d’Azur and boasting over 600 rooms, the Fairmont Monte Carlo is one of the largest resorts on the Mediterranean and sets the pace for tourism in the Principality of Monaco. This week, Monaco-based food, wine, & travel writer Louise Simpson discusses what it takes to be considered Monégasque and what it’s like adapting to the small and glamorous society of Monaco. Trent Walsh, Founder of Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), reveals a few of the 800 different criteria LQA uses to categorize luxury travel brands. Luca Fametti, Food Director at Nobu Fairmont Monte Carlo, dishes about some of the restaurant’s signature plates, including black cod and yellow tail with jalapeno. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Fairmont Monte-Carlo, in Monaco.
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Louise Simpson, Monaco-based food, wine, & travel writer, explores what it takes to be considered Monégasque, what it’s like adapting to the small and glamorous society of Monaco, and the surprises of living like a local.
Scott McCartney, Travel Editor for The Wall Street Journal, joins the show this week to discuss the latest travel news.
Nancy Heslin, Editor-In-Chief of Monaco Life, dispels the misconception that Monaco is solely a haven for rich people. She says there is a wealth of people and politics to write about. She also discusses the civility, cleanliness of country, and Prince Albert’s accessibility as far as journalists and citizens are concerned.
Trent Walsh, Founder of Leading Quality Assurance (LQA), reveals a few of the 800 different criteria LQA uses to categorize luxury travel brands. He shares some of the lesser-known standards including personalization, emotional intelligence, and anticipating guests’ needs.
Patrick Smith, Commercial Airline Pilot, Author of Cockpit Confidential, and Founder of Askthepilot.com, discusses travel news and expectations for the upcoming busy holiday season.
Luca Fametti, Food Director at Nobu Fairmont Monte Carlo, has worked for Nobu for many years. He talks about London’s culinary heritage, Nobu’s role in the gourmet revolution, and the restaurant’s signature dishes, including black cod and yellow tail with jalapeno.
Stephane Bellon, Clé d’Or (Gold Key) Concierge at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo, reveals some of the most unique requests he’s received from guests. He dubs 2017 the “Year of Love,” based on the number of proposals he’s helped organize.
By Mara Marski for PeterGreenberg.com