Peruvian restaurant chain COYA grows franchise with entry in Monaco
Coinciding with the inte...
Peruvian restaurant group, COYA, is set to launch its first European restaurant outside of London, opening in Monaco this May.
Coinciding with the international sporting event, the Monaco Grand Prix, the restaurant marks COYA’s latest entry into the European market.
The Latin American restaurant group says that the 257-cover venue will feature a bar and contemporary Peruvian restaurant, and hopes to “revive the city's culinary scene, providing a vibrant hub for international visitors and the stars of music, film, fashion and sport."
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It will also have a 30-seater Private Dining Room, the largest across all of COYA’s worldwide sites.
The Monaco restaurant will open overlook Monte Carlo Bay and has been designed by London-based design studio Sagrada, who is responsible for all COYA venues.
A key design feature of the restaurant will be the Ceviche Bar – an open prep kitchen that intends to “put guests at the centre of the action to watch the iconic Peruvian dishes being made.”
“The COYA team and I could not be more excited to expand in Europe, and our location overlooking the ocean in Monaco will offer a second to none experience in the iconic city,” said Chef Sanjay Dwivedi.
The newly launched restaurant will be open in May and will close in October for the winter period.
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