There was a time in my life when I used to live in a charming Geneva city. Although the town is quite petite, you can find anything that your heart (and stomach) desire for. So I finally decided to give you some hints how to make your gourmet life easier.
To be honest this is my most favorite restaurant in Switzerland. Valentino The Chef cooks not only the most delicious italian cuisine, but also takes care of his frequent customers like my dearest friend and ex-boss creative director of “de GRISOGONO” – Fawaz Gruosi. You have to order the thinest veal milanese that I’ve tried in my life (they call it here “orecchio d’elefante”) and champagne risotto with truffle caviar. But don’t forget to leave the space for desert. White chocolate mousse with wild berries on the top is a must.
Route de Loëx 18, 1213 Onex, Switzerland
Are you looking for Chinese kitchen, but you are tired from traditional take-aways? Then you need to try “Tse Fung”. Put your best cocktail dress on and head to Hotel La Reserve. You will be surprised not only by the fancy interiors, but you will also enjoy martini cocktails in duet with tempting Chinese food. Pay attention to the crispy ducks hanging around, they look as perfect as they just came from the pages of the fashion magazine and have exquisite taste. By the way Conde Nast Traveller included this place in the top “5 best hotel restaurants”.
Route de Lausanne 301, 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland
For the tastiest spicy salmon rolls and shrimp tempura maki, you need to go to “Le Comptoir”. Don’t be scared that this restaurant is situated next to local “red light” district. The owner of this place, ex-resident of New York, thought through all the details, from the warm garlic bread as “amuse bouche” to the groovy electronic music.
Rue de Richemont 9, 1202 Genève, Switzerland
“Chez ma cousine”
Small cosy restaurant is opened without breaks (and even on Sundays..))). Delish simple menu has several positions. Comforting chicken noodle soup or half of the “poulet” with the fries and salad will make you feel like at home in your cousin’s kitchen.
You missed lunch time (12.00-14.00) during the weekend (that happened to me quite often), you better go to Calamar. Their juicy cheeseburger with the secret sauce is a perfect cure from the hangover. Im also suggesting you to visit their web site, creative pictures of burgers and art house illustrations, made me look over it for quite a while.
Maybe I’m not very original, but I just couldn’t avoid mentioning this place in my guide. The generations of Geneva citizens were raised on their freshly caught oysters and tender “bulots”. Typical french menu and giant seafood “plateaux” especially attracts people during the winter time. But as for me I prefer richly flavored fish soup. On the catholic Christmas better to book a table in advance, but believe me its worth it!
Rue de la Confédération 8, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
If you have spare 30 minutes – drive to “Auberge d’Hermance” on the swiss-french border. This place is like from the fairy tale. You should ask for the table next to the fireplace and enjoy several servings of their famous chicken baked in salt.
Rue du Midi 12, 1248 Hermance, Switzerland
Yours AlineTags: Auberge d'Hermance, Auberge d'Onex, Brasserie Lipp, Chez ma cousine, Le Calamar, Le Comptoir, Tse Fung