Le Vertig’O: free WiFi and low-calorie nice-price menus
This well located, ultra contemporary restaurant is handy for upscale lunches near Cornavain train station, particularly for those who need WiFi access, which is free in the entire hotel. It is located in the Hôtel de la Paix on the Quai du Mont Blanc, right on the lake and near the jet d’eau.
Chef Jérôme Manifacier was recently awarded his first Michelin start and a 16/20 in the GaultMillau restaurant guide for Switzerland. He turns out a light, modern cuisine, with variations on Swiss, French and Mediterranean classics.
The winter menu includes original dishes such as roasted pineapple with Sechuan pepper in puff pastry with piña colada sauce and duet of warm and cold foie gras with beetroot emulsion served with homemade gingerbread.
Set menus goes for CHF 95 and 135, but are hefty, so you’d better be hungry. There is also a special 3-course menu under 800 calories which changes with the seasons.
The lunch special goes for CHF 55 for 3 courses, which is not bad for a grand hotel. It changes every day.
There is a good selection of local and well as other wines available by the glass, and an even wider selection if you want a bottle.Le Vertig’O, Quai du Mont Blanc 22, 1211 Geneva. Tel. +41 (0) 22 909 60 66. Opening hours: Tues. through Friday 12H00 to 14H00, 19H30 to 22H00. Open for dinner only on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Map.