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Macaron

Mmm…Macarons!

November 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Laduree opens another store in Geneva on Rue de Stand next to Boreal coffee shop. Founded in 1862 in Paris, Laduree makes stylish and very tasty Macarons, exquisite Patisseries and fine Chocolates. Check out their new stylish website which they’ve just relaunched; www.laduree.fr/ Laduree currently has a store in Rue de Marche and a concession in Bon Genie and this will be their third outlet in the City. The story of Ladurée began with Pierre Desfontaines, second cousin of Louis Ernest Ladurée, who at the beginning of the 20th century first thought of taking two macaron shells and joining them with a ganache filling. Macarons are made of eggs, almonds and sugar and a “secret ingredient”. Once cooked and filled, they are left for 2 days to achieve a perfect balance of taste and consistency. Rumour has is that Macarons were born in Italy and Catherine de Medici first brought Macarons to France in 1533 when she married Henry 2nd. French macarons are nationally acclaimed and are the best selling pastry in French retail stores. The Macarons are available in very pretty gift boxes and make an ideal stocking filler this Christmas. The best thing about La Duree is you […]

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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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WIN Free tickets for Pianist Valentina Lisitsa – the You Tube sensation!

October 29, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

With 46 million hits and counting, pianist Valentina Lisitsa is a You Tube phenomenon! A remarkable talent, Lisitsa started playing the piano at the age of 3, in Kiev. Since the early 90’s she has been based in the US, where she lives in North Carolina with her husband and son, Benjamin. Lisitsa is signed with Decca Records, and she is now one of the world’s most-watched musicians. She will be visiting the Victoria Hall in Geneva for one night only, on November 5th, as part of her worldwide tour. In her programme, she will include well-known pieces by Rachmaninov, Chopin and Beethoven. To be entered in the competition to WIN 2 FREE tickets (worth 75 CHF each), all you have to do is “LIKE” Biskotti on Facebook! The winner will be drawn on November 2, so don’t miss this great opportunity! Share this with your friends, and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to be their +1 if they win instead of you! Visit Valentina Lisitsa’s website for more information, and to sample some of her music! You can also purchase tickets for this great concert, or many other great concerts in Geneva, by visiting the Alternative Classiques website! GOOD […]

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Art & A Special Workshop for Kids!

October 22, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

There are a couple of great art exhibitions that you won’t want to miss. And, as the autumn school holiday begins, there are some workshops that are perfect for kids! Art Exhibitions: The Eternal Detour: autumn-winter sequence, 2012-2013: MAMCO presents a sequence in two parts. Five monographic exhibitions that feature the latest works of Y. Bélorgey, É. Bossut, S. Iuncker, A. Molinero et F. E. Walther. In addition to the monographic exhibitions, Common Goods II returns to MAMCO with an entire floor dedicated to Rooms and other recent acquisition, by S. Fleury, A. O’Neill, G. Segal and A. Bublex. The exhibits run until January 20, 2013. Spontaneous Generation Exposition – A new look at Belgian comics: A new generation of Walloon Belgian cartoonists guide us towards art and poetry. Combining spontaneity and passion with their work, this generation is open to experimentation, and they are not afraid of tackling difficult subjects. This generation of artists has chosen to evolve the art of comics as almost a political act – and they are often linked to literature and contemporary art questions. By releasing these comics, they have opened the door for a dialogue amongst viewers. By spanning art galleries, the contemporary […]

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Neon Parallax: Innovative Public Art

October 15, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Plainpalais is the place to be on Friday, October 19th at 6.30pm for the inauguration of the final phase of the public art project, Neon Parallax.  The project was started in 2006, and this final phase will see three, new neon installations made by artists Ann Veronica Janssens, Pierre Bismuth and Christian Robert-Tisso. The idea for Neon Parallax was conceived specifically with plaine de Plainpalais in mind. It is an ambitious and unique project that has been initiated by Fonds d’art contemporain for both the city, and the canton of Geneva (FMAC and FCAC). The project already has six of these luminous artworks displayed, and the installations will be displayed for a ten-year period. The intention of this installation is to give the public a new way to explore and experience artwork in the city, without adding to the urban space that is already overloaded with visual imagery. The project also aims to show the viewer that urban spaces can be common spaces; and can therefore be improved with a fresh, new look. It’s easy to understand why plaine de Plainpalais was selected for this project – it is the perfect mix of local and business activities, while also catering to […]

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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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“Döner-Kebab” Flags on the Mont-Blanc Bridge?

August 17, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

We have seen various flags flying over the  Mont-Blanc bridge in the centre of Geneva. Flags of cantons and nations are the usual standard, but have you seen the recent flags? An image of a man with a Döner-Kebab? If you’re wondering where they come from, perhaps I can help. These flags are the artwork of British contemporary artist Jonathan Monk, the 2012 winner of the Quartier des Bains Art Prize. As the winner of this price, Mr. Monk has the honour of flying his flags along the bridge until late September. Mr. Monk declares that there is no political message in his work;  the concept is merely thought-provoking and fun, and he drew them spontaneously to capture attention. With the flags flying over the Mont-Blanc bridge, a focal point of the city, they are certainly guaranteed to capture our attention! The Mayor was reluctant to permit these to be flown, but relented after deliberation. What are your thoughts on the flags?  Email us and let us know – do you love them or hate them? info@biskotti.ch (be sure to put “Flags” in your subject line!)

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