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Eastwest Hotel (Pâquis)

April 01, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Hotel restaurants are not always top of my to-eat-at list, especially in Europe, as I assume they will be a club sandwich rip-off. A work perk, however, led me to accept an invitation at Eastwest hotel in Pâquis (same group as Tiffany’s in Plainpalais as well as several hotels in Paris).

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Tea for Two

April 01, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

If the weather is proving changeable and you fancy a spot of afternoon tea, Hotel d’Angleterre is the place to go.

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Breakfast meetings

March 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Breakfast meetings are all the rage from London to Mexico City, a more sociable and efficient way to start the day and get things done before getting to the office. In London its almost impossible to get a breakfast table at the best cafes and restaurants in Mayfair and the City such as Cecchoni’s, or the Wolseley. However breakfast meetings are yet to truly become popular in Geneva. A client organised a breakfast meeting at 8.30 at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, arguably the best hotel in town. The welcome at the hotel was a little indifferent, and we were greeted with; “breakfast is only for guests”. Not a great start. After a lengthy discussion and after having pointed out that there were a number of vacant tables, they relented. Preferring an a la carte option rather than the buffet, we ordered cheese omelettes, fruit salad, fresh orange juice with carrot juice (a “special”), cappuchinos and toast. The breakfast is served in the dining room (where they also serve lunch and the bar area). The ambiance is refined and traditional. So how was the food? The omelettes were served oddly with cheese on a side plate rather than melted […]

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A Quick Lunch at… Mikado !

September 10, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Most days for lunch we want something tasty, quick and convenient, whilst remaining as healthy as possible. Mikado is a small chain of Japanese fast food outlets, with four different locations across the city.

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Spice of India and Little India, Paquis

August 26, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Being English, one of few things I used to miss about living in Geneva is a good curry. Not any more…

Over the last six years I have been a regular at Little India and Spice of India (the newer sister restaurant).

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The most expensive Club Sandwich in Geneva?

June 19, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

You may have seen Hotel.com’s study of the global prices of Club Sandwiches. Geneva came out as the most expensive city in the world for a hotel club sandwich with an average price of 28.91 CHF.

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Cheesecake & Co (Plainpalais)

June 02, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

On another cool day, in search of something healthy, I, accidentally on purpose, popped into Cheesecake & Co (“Chee” sounds like “Qi” so I was naturally drawn to it), which does a real cheesecake.

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Strawberry Cake

June 02, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

By Jane from JANESBAKING.COM June is a great month for fresh, local strawberries. This strawberry cake is perfect as a dessert, or served up as an afternoon treat…

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Asparagus and Gruyere cheese quiche

April 30, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

By Jane from JANESBAKING.COM Asparagus is now in season, and readily available in stores and local markets. Teamed with leek, and Gruyere cheese this quiche makes for a delicious Spring lunch.

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QIBI – nutritional spring cleaning

April 28, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

It’s that time of the year again. The sun is out, the lake is starting to warm up, it’s salut! to spring cleaning and à bientot! to fondue.

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