Resort Hotel Alex- Zermatt

“Resort Hotel Alex” isn’t exactly a name that would inspire confidence in a quirky, last-minute getaway, yet it’s what we could afford on 18 hours’ notice in Switzerland. I’m very pleased to say this hotel exceeded any aspirations that I had (or didn’t). It turned out to be such a strange, delightful menagerie of decadent…

Restaurant Les Armures- Geneva

Dining out in Geneva is an event. Mostly because it is so darn pricey you have to really plan it well and make it a worthwhile investment. So, it’s pretty surprising that I dined out twice in one week at all, but twice in the same place, Restaurant Les Armures of old town Geneva. The…

Nomad Hotel- Basel

Last weekend was a low key one, ripe for adventure. While I’d previously spent a several weeks in Basel during a brutal heatwave and even more brutal conference, I’d bookmarked the art scene and vowed to return. I try to keep my promises so I did just that, staying at the very cool Nomad hotel,…

La Croix Verte- Nyon

Ah, the Croix Verte, the cross of the pharmacy… and what was a less than mediocre Italian restaurant in Nyon. One Sunday evening I found myself alone and without groceries. Since buying food is not an option on this day and most restos are closed, I took one of few options available and revisited the…

Bel Ami- Nyon

A few friends and I hit up the Cafe Bel Ami in a most random location in Nyon. The restaurant featured an extensive patio chock full of lemon trees and a menu that was an interesting mix of Peruvian, American, and a little Tex Mex. The three of us being all American were here for…

Super Model Project: Pan Seared Fish with Herby Browned Butter

In French you’d describe that you’d like 180 grams of sea bass as one hundred and four times twenty. You can imagine my poissoinnier just couldn’t imagine what one hundred and twenty times four was. So, I showed him my calculator instead. He responded in some local numerical dialect that I had to ask my…

Pizza Vino- Geneva

One sunny day of recent, I’d spent 5-6 miles traipsing around Geneva to the point where I officially had a sandals suntan. Naturally, I’d worked up an appetite. Rather than Google what’s best in the area (and there are tons of options in the neighborhood of Carouge) I opted for what looked good on a…

Bar Mumbai- Nyon

Ah, the much loved Bar Mumbai of Nyon. After explaining to my friend from Mumbai, that yes this really was the name of the bar, she insisted we go immediately. Can take the girl out of Mumbai, but you can’t take Mumbai out of the girl. Funny to see a packed Indian resto in the…

Restaurant Octopus- Geneva

Remember that time I dined at Restaurant Octopus in Geneva? It felt like yesterday…well, it nearly was! That’s how I had octopuses so near and dear to my mind when I answered a trivia question from Geneva Buy Club regarding which restaurant’s signature dish was….octopus. I answered brilliantly with Restaurant Octopus and much to my…