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O Calme Sunday

June 02, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

If you fancy a spot of brunch this Sunday and want to escape central Geneva why not head out to O Calme in Carouge? This cozy little place on Rue Ancienne is quite deceiving when you first walk in.

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World’s Best Restaurants 2013; No 88 Hotel de Ville, Crissier

May 01, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Hotel de Ville in Crissier near Lausanne has been voted number 88 in the World’s Best Restaurant list.

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The Restaurant in Crissier focuses on the theme of “awakening of the senses” with French classical food.

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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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Mardi Spas; Les Bains des Pâquis

March 03, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

It is a glorious day. The sun floats clear and crisp against the snow-capped mountains and powerful silence of the lake. The coots sigh and the ducks capsize as the goddess plunges into the Léman with steaming skin, despite the icy February chill.

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Fondue in a Yourte!

November 05, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

For those Fondue lovers, good news! The Yourte is back and open from November 8!
For a unique Fondue experience in a Yourte with a wood burning furnace, head down to Place du Rhone which offers Fondue from 22 – 30 CHF;

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In Fine in the Old Town

October 08, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The restaurant Soupçon, in Place du Bourg de Four, in the heart of the Old Town, has closed and, as of last week, In Fine, has opened! In Fine,an Italian restaurant, has a fantastic location in Place du Bourg with a small terrace and a modern, bistro-style interior.  The menu is wide-ranging and features Italian pasta, fish and meat dishes – including Filet de Boeuf with wild mushrooms, and Sea bass with market vegetables. Desserts include classic Tiramisu and Moelleux au chocolat. Expect to pay between 35-48 CHF for a main course, 10-15 CHF for a dessert. Let us know what you think of the new menu and restaurant! We will be checking it out soon…

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Luigia Opens a Second Location…Who’s Ready for Pizza?

October 01, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Hidden away on Rue Lachenal, near the Old Town, Luigia has a fast-growing reputation as one of the best pizzerias in town. Despite the previous history of this location as a garage, they have managed to make the restaurant feel modern and unique with its glass atrium and wooden floors. Luigia is one of the few restaurants in Geneva that genuinely has a “buzzy” feel…

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Café 9 – A Hidden Gem in the International Quarter

September 24, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Café 9 has been open for a while now, but it still remains one of our favourites! Located in Chambésy, Café 9 has a refreshing modern-bistro feel, and offers a short (but well-prepared!) menu with carefully-sourced ingredients. Champagne Risotto is their signature dish

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Burgers, Anyone?

September 16, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Is it just me, or is Geneva having a burger frenzy? Every month there seems to be a new burger place opening! First we had Roadrunner, then Holy Cow, then the mobile Hamburger Foundation and now Pauly’s opened last week in Eaux-Vives. Pauly’s is on rue de la Mairie, 10 and offers an American diner experience with Burgers, steaks and milkshakes. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to checking it out! Personally, I quite like the Burgers in Demi-Lune – simple, but tasty. We’ll soon be doing a review of our top burgers around town. What’s your favourite burger place in Geneva? Let us know at whatshot@biskotti.ch  

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Losing My Identity: Zn Restaurant; Plainpalais

July 08, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

I have an aversion to restaurants that try to specialise in too many cuisines. So, when I saw an Asian restaurant that specialises in Indian and Thai food, I was sceptical. My wife suggested we give it a try, though.  I resisted once but, as ever, succumbed a short time thereafter. “It’s walking distance and looks nice,” she said. So here we are, in central Geneva, in Zn; I am English, my wife is Mexican, and we’re in an Asian restaurant specialising in two cuisines. I order an Indian beer that is served in a Japanese Kirin-branded beer glass, and my wife has a virgin Cuban Mojito. Still following? I am confused and lost between several continents. The décor is nice. Minimalist and modern with magenta orchids to give it a hint of Thailand. There is a pretty outdoor terrace, hidden away, in the better part of Plainpalais. The chairs look good, but aren’t super comfortable – luckily the warm and friendly service makes up for that, though. I go Indian whilst my wife goes Thai. I try the Spicy Chicken Samosas with sweet chilli sauce, and they’re nice and crispy with a tang. There is a large salad on […]

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