Posted on 07 / 10 / 2012
Yes it's pretty weird to list a place which specialises in steak tartare (raw meat), but I was just browsing and the veggie options were excellent, the location was nice (an outdoor terrace in summer right next to the Rhone, looking up the river to the big water fountain in the distance).
The nice bread (lots of nice bread in Geneve) and an ameuse geule foam arrived as soon as I had ordered as did my (boring german style) beer. I chose an excellent gazpacho (with tomato ice-cream!), piquant, perfect.
The main was a simple fricassee of spring vegetables, and it was simple, maybe a bit lightweight, but perfectly done and presented as prettily laid out on a the plate as anything I've ever eaten. The alternative veggis choice I saw on next door's table was extraordinay, slices of pumpkin (melon?) around a mound of alfafa(?), sweetcorn, that crispy fried shredded leeks you get in Geneve, avocado and other stuff, They had a decent choice of wines by the glass.
For dessert I chose the 2 rum baba. This means the waiter arrives with 2 full size bottles of rum, 1 clear, 1 strong dark, then comes back a while later with the donutty thing. Help yourself. Nice, not fabulous, but intoxicating if you feel so inclined. Excellent coffeee, relaxed, good service throughout.
Price for this meal, 50CHF, (42€ £35 50USD), which is midrange for Geneve). Loved it.
food quality, service, ambiance
specialises in raw meat !