Geneva moves! And big screens show when, where, how

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – ‘Tis the season for cool exhibits and Geneva has an intriguing new one based on population movements as measured by cell phones. You can’t miss it if you’re near the train station: a large-screen display above the entrance to the Metro Shopping area is the linchpin for the display called “Genève, ville […]

Solar Impulse announces flight plans for Geneva, Zurich

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Solar Impulse captured the public imagination 7 July with the success of its first night-time flight using only solar energy gathered during the day and stored. Now the plane is reaching out to a larger public as it prepares for a low-altitude flight to Geneva and from there to Zurich via […]

Cool Geneva Sunday brunch spots

Les 5 Portes French cuisine. Les 5 Portes, rue de Zürich 8, 1201 Geneva, tel. +41 022 731 84 38. Open Tues. through Fri. 09H00 to 02H00, Sat. 17H00 to 02H00, Sunday 11H00 to 20H00. L’Alhambar American-style Sunday brunch, with mimosas, Bloody Marys. Nice price. L’Alhambar, rue de la Rôtisserie 10, 1204 Geneva, entrance through […]

Recipe: Double-chocolate walnut biscotti

Make your own Valentine’s chocolate, Ticino style Here is a great double-chocolate walnut biscotti recipe by Patricia Turo, born into an Italian family in the US, but now living in the Klosters ski resort in Switzerland. This recipe is therefore more in the spirit of Ticino, the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Be careful about the […]

Swiss foodie news 11 February

This week’s foodie overview I spend a lot of time reading, researching and tweeting about food and restaurants these days, so I thought I’d jot down my tweets from the last few days. These are from both The Rambling Epicure and Swiss Foodies and should give you an overview of what’s going on in the […]

Have your Stilton for Christmas? Order online

British Cheese Centre of Switzerland: online shopping The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland offers many of their products online, including Christmas tasting packages. Delivery all over Switzerland They have a regular stall at the Zürich HB market on Wednesday, but deliver all over Switzerland, via priority post. Even if you’re in the most remote corner […]

GenevaLunch stands out at Escalade race

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The 27,000 runners who participated in the Escalade race in Geneva Saturday 4 December can now download films of their finish, available Tuesday 8 December, a project by supermarket Migros and the Escalade race organizers. GenevaLunch was there, with runners, their families and friends sporting our distinctive colours! Links to other […]

Rzulé, better known as pear rissole

The age-old Geneva and Savoyard specialty called rzulé in the local dialect, better known today as rissole aux poires, was nearly extinct not so very long ago. The dish consists basically of pears braised until they caramelize, which are then used to fill a pastry. The result resembles a fried apple turnover or chausson, even though it […]

Not too late: order Christmas pudding online

If you didn’t have time to make your Christmas puddings last winter, there is still a solution: order luxury puddings online. Yes, you still have time! Figgys Puddings makes high-quality Christmas puddings using only the best ingredients. They come in lovely ceramic bowls. They ship overseas, but do not list the date for last order. […]

Restaurant notes – 4 December 2009

Le 3 Rive Gauche, Grand Rue 3, 1204 Geneva This reliable bistro is a real gem in the midst of the vieille ville, which is in dire need of more good but affordable restaurants. It is beautifully decorated, the servers are pleasant, fast and efficient, and the food is reliably good. They offer a daily […]