SONG is the greatest Chinese dynasty that reigned from 960 to 1279, in the North as well as the South of China. It was synonymous with strength and power. This came from the inventions and breakthroughs devised by the great emperors during this three century reign. It was the first government in the world to issue banknotes, use gunpowder, indicate North and above all set up rice farming globally.
QI is an essential notion in the Chinese culture. It is the active principle forming and moving the universe and life. It can be found in any representation of nature and as an expressive notion of ‘breath’, ’spirituality, and ‘power’ in the Occident. It symbolizes currents and is associated with the number 3. In its sign form, Chinese people see the ’mi’ symbol that can be closely translated etymologically by «energy made by rice absorption».
SONG QI was born from the gastronomic union of three passionate restaurant managers, Alan Yau, Samuel Treves & Riccardo Giraudi. Alan Yau was born in Hong Kong and is internationally known for his starred establishments Hakkasan and Yauatcha. This association is aimed at providing Monte-Carlo the only offer that hasn’t been created before, a Chinese fine dining restaurant.