Louise is known as a Monaco insider. As well as writing about the principality for numerous publications across the globe, she is interviewed regularly about life in Monte Carlo (such as CBS Broadcasting with Peter Greenberg). Summer 2018 sees Louise taking over as food & wine columnist for Monaco’s daily news site and periodical, Hello Monaco. Previously she spent five years as the food & wine columnist for Monaco Life where her acerbic restaurant reviews became a viral sensation and where she interviewed numerous celebrities for her Lunch with Monaco Life series. 

Monaco’s answer to Giles Coren, Louise is at once erudite and down-to-earth. She has changed the face of the principality’s dining scene with such spellbinding style that readers and restaurateurs alike respect her."

Ian Brodie, Editor-in-Chief @ Monaco Life


Monaco must be one of the few places in the world where it is possible to feel like a hopeless underachiever for owning neither a superyacht nor even a Ferrari. For more down-to-earth Monaco residents, solace is at hand in the knowledge that money is not a prerequisite for taste.

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Back to Basics

The great and recently late poet Philip Levine bemoaned that poetry had become “institutionalized and neutralized” and that poets “should have turned and lived with animals”. I bemoan food in the same way. We have institutionalized our food sources and neutralized their health benefits with toxins and chemicals. And we no longer live with animals.

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Being unrepentant

Christmas is all about excess: too much food, too much wine, too much time with family members that we avoid for the rest of the year and all in all too much spent. You’d think that I’d welcome the New Year in with a month-long repentant and purgative fast. Instead I’m going in search of a good burger.

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Kitchen nightmares

“Is that a corkscrew in your pocket or are you pleased to see me?” This was the first line of a scathing restaurant review that marked the death knell for a famous London restaurant client back in my PR days. For several years, I swore that restaurant critics belonged to one of the nine circles of Hell. 

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