Octopus Restaurant- Geneva

A few days ago was the birthday of my dear friend. We met in Geneva for a leisurely, ‘ladies who lunch’ at the Octopus Restaurant near Champel. This meal had quite the build up for us as we were supposed to enjoy this restaurant back in October, but then her husband had Covid and then…

Birthday Brunch at The Living Room

My dear friend hosted me for a wee birthday brunch at The Living Room restaurant in The Ritz Carlton in central Geneva. Waiting for her in the lobby was an absolute delight as I was taken with both the modernly elegant chandelier and shabby-chic, yet ever so cool Christmas tree. The Living Room was also…

Puccini- Geneva

Puccini: my last meal before lock down, unknowingly. I’m glad it was a good one. I strolled by prior to apero hour and caught it empty, for a snap. Puccini shares its kitchen with it’s Michelin starred brother next door, so I figured I would be in for a treat in the more bistro-vibed area….

Les Ciboulettes- Geneva

Les Ciboulettes might be one of the simplest, but greatest finds in Geneva. Tucked away on a side street in Plainpalais, (right by my apartment), is this tiny restaurant specializing in meatballs! Beef, lamb, chicken, fish, veggie, you name it they have the ball with the coordinating sauce. They also carry ‘rosti’ balls which are…

Molina Pizza- Geneva

As a professional nomad these days, it probably should go without saying that the first meal in any new place must be pizza. Easily transportable, Saturday night treat. This last move proved just the same and happened as Geneva was moving themselves. Into lockdown. Again. After trying to order from two (closed) gourmet pizza restos,…

Max – Geneva

If you’re looking for a cute weekend brunch spot, Max in Eaux Vives is an easy choice, just be sure to book ahead for its tiny interior. The tables were really well spaced for Covid and one board of a menu ensured that you couldn’t read it at a distance, but that you certainly didn’t…

Marcel – Geneva

I think I’m still full from the incredible lunch that I shared with a friend at Marcel yesterday. Located just a stone’s throw from my first Geneva Airbnb in the central city, it’s probably best that I found out about this place only two days prior to moving. The interior was industrial chic, all black…

Brasserie Lipp – Geneva

Last summer I had my introduction to Brasserie Lipp over a somewhat *ok really* awkward work dinner. Despite the strange company and strange evening, I instantly knew that I loved this brasserie and that I would soon return and order the dessert skipped on the first occasion, as this place has quite the extensive dessert…

Arakel Wine Bar – Geneva

My lovely friend took me to Arakel wine bar in my Eaux Vies neighborhood in Geneva as a welcome dinner to the city she loves so much. Arakel was a new place for her to try, but it ended up being an excellent choice- the food (and wine) were delightful, our waiter was so attentive…

Nomades – Geneva

Another night in Geneva and another attempt at finding a good meal that wasn’t stuffy. The best by far was Nomades, a causal Lebanese Moroccan joint in a very fun neighborhood of food trucks and weird bars. First up, the waiters let me practice my sub par French with them which is something I always…

El Catrin- Geneva

I’m not sure what it is about Geneva restos, but so far nothing has blown the minds of myself or my colleagues. El Catrin was no exception which was a disappointment since it came highly recommended by a local colleague. We arrived on a Wednesday night where the restaurant was quite fun in ambiance and…

Nyon to Yvoire

This post is a public service announcement that you can easily take a ferry from one little town to another. In Nyon, just outside of Geneva, you can hop of a ferry in the middle of the waterfront and head to one of many places. Today that place is Yvoire, a medieval village in France….