Dear food and wine lovers,


I am originally from Budapest, Hungary, and after residing in different countries, I moved to the Principality of Monaco with my wife Celina in 2003. My passion is cooking and wines, and of course receiving friends at home for a delicious and healthy gourmet meal. I enjoy shopping at the open market in the Principality and in France, where I frequent my favourite suppliers, as well as venturing in the local markets of other areas while on vacations.


I have had the pleasure of  personally meeting some of the greatest Michelin-star chefs such as, Joel Robuchon, Alain Ducasse, Yannick Alleno, Ronan Kervarec, Daniel Boulud, Frederic Anton, Jacques Chibois, Patrick Raingeard, Antonio Salvatore, to name a few. 


My preferred wines are from Bordeaux, Piemonte, Tuscany and specially Burgundy, where I had the honor of being inducted as Chevalier du Tastevin at the Chateau of Clos de Vougeot in 2012, at the same time as Chef Michel Troigros.  


Enjoy my culinary site!


Zsolt Emil Lavotha


In the company of top chefs

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Favorite suppliers at the local markets in Monaco & France

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