*SOLD OUT* Monday 26th February – 85th Fête du Citron and lunch at Casino Barrière Menton. Joint event with The British Association de Menton.

*SOLD OUT* Monday 26th February – 85th Fête du Citron and lunch at Casino Barrière Menton. Joint event with The British Association de Menton.


Dear Members and Friends,

Beneath the zest of oranges and lemons lies one of the world’s greatest festivals, La Fête du Citron, attracting 240,000 visitors each year. This year’s theme is “Bollywood” capturing the world of Indian rhythm and dance music.

We are invited by The British Association de Menton to join them for lunch at the famous Casino Barriére Menton, Monday 26th February at 13:00.

Prior to, or after the luncheon, we suggest you visit the Biovès Gardens to take on dazzling yellow and orange sunshine colours. The decors are incredible, some requiring nearly fifteen tons of citrus fruit. Every year, it takes thousands of hours to create these sculptures, with the fruits placed one at a time. 140 tons of citrus fruits are used for the gardens and floats. 45 kg of oranges and 30 kg of lemons are needed to cover 1 m². Over 750,000 elastic bands for attaching the fruit. Between 6 to 8 km of woven box hedge and 15 tons of steel.

The Welcome Reception starts at 13:00 (1 p.m.) Please make sure to choose your menu from the below selection and write it into the menu field when you register for this event.

Aperitifs and canapés will be served on the terrace, which faces the promenade.

Children are welcome in the restaurant, but not in the gaming rooms. Please contact Jeanette if you wish to bring children.

If you want to try your luck in the Casino, please remember to bring your Passport or ID card. €5 per person for gambling chips.

Casino Barriére Restaurant Menu

Apéritif Kir avec amuse bouche


Terrine Gourmande de Saumon
Salade de légumes façon Antipasti

Main Course

Supreme de Pintade et gratin Dauphinois sauce au thym
Filet de Daurade Royale et légumes de saisons au beurre blanc


Entremet Poire-Caramel

All served with water and 1/3 white or rosé wine per person. Coffee to follow.

Price: Members €45 Euros; Guests €55 Euros. Contact Jeanette for details of the children’s menu.

IMPORTANT – Kindly confirm your RSVP as soon as possible, but no later than Monday 19th February unless sold out before. Cancellations past 19th February are not refundable.  Previously our events have been sold out prior to the final date so please book quickly. Without payment your reservation cannot be confirmed. There will be no payments accepted at the door.  When booking please advise your selection from the menu above.

Time:  The Biovès Gardens opens at 10:00 and closes at 18:00. Tickets (€12) can be purchased at the entrance. You can buy light refreshments in the garden.

Casino Barrière Restaurant Reception at 13:00 (1 p.m.)

How to pay: Payment by any one of the 3 methods indicated below:
1. PayPal or credit card:

26th February – 85th Fete du Citron and lunch at Casino Barriere
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2. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN BANK DETAILS. Bank transfer (free for EU member states):
BIC: PRIVFRPP   IBAN: FR76 2459 9610 3479 0869 2080 126
Bank: Barclays France SA, Cannes.  Account: American Club of the Riviera.

3. Check payable to The American Club of the Riviera, and sent to our Treasurer, Mr Richard Leblond at Residence St. James, 107 La Croisette, 06400 Cannes

Address: 2 bis Avenue Félix Faure – 06500 Menton

Dress Code: Smart Casual

How to get there: Easiest access is by train. The train station in Menton is in walking distance to The Biovès Gardens and Casino. Nearest Public Parking is Parking Saint-Roch or at the train station. Bus no. 100 goes from the Old Port in Nice to Menton.

Very welcome to this joint event by The British Association de Menton and The American Club of the Riviera.



Beathe-Jeanette Lunde

President, The American Club of the Riviera