Festive baroque decor dining in Geneva

By Viktoria Rajnak Photos by Viktoria Rajnak GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Seasons change and so does Geneva. Some restaurants shut down, others open, boutiques change their location, new ones appear. In the heart of Geneva, well-hidden in a gorgeous inner courtyard, Le Baroque Restaurant just opened its doors. Its predecessor, Le Senso had a classic, Italian, […]

Fire burns out ski resort restaurant

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A fire broke out at the deserted Champéry-Planachaux restaurant, located at the top of the Champéry resort’s ski lift, Wednesday 10 October. It was noticed by a lift operator who alerted the fire department. The interior of the restaurant was completely burned and sustained heavy damage, according to canton Valais polilce, but no […]

Swiss chef in NYC wins James Beard award (update)

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The lessons began in Zurich and were continued in Pont de Brent near Lausanne, and finally confirmed beyond a doubt in New York: 36-year-old chef Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park restaurant was named the James Beard 2012 “outstanding chef”. The award, given to the Aargau-born chef for his work at the […]

O! Time to head for Nyon’s new eateries

NYON, SWITZERLAND – Nyon has just become endowed with a three-in-one lakeside food spot that promises to be an excellent addition to the growing town’s quality food options. One of my favourite restaurants from the outside (I never ate there, oddly enough) has long been the bright orange and blue Cafe Latino at the east […]

100 Firefighters called to London Shoreditch blaze

A fire that broke out at 04:30 Thursday morning on Tabernacle Street in Shoreditch, in central London, required 100 firefighters and at one point up to 20 fire trucks before it was brought under control at 11:30. The London Fire Brigade says that fire crews will remain on the scene for the day. The fire […]

Swiss and international food news 24 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 […]

20 Valentine venues: restaurants, chocolate and hotel packages

Final countdown to Valentine’s Day: take your pick! For the last week or so, I’ve had Valentine’s on the brain. I’ve been posting restaurants offering special Valentine’s meals, chocolate shops making all sorts of beautiful Valentine’s chocolates, as well as hotels offering Valentine’s packages on the Swiss Foodies Twitter account. I’ve been trying to get […]

Restaurant notes: 21 January 2010

La Terrazza Route de Florissant 51, 1206 Geneva. +41 022 345 56 00. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday. I discovered this almost hidden Swiss-style café-restaurant many years ago on my treks back and forth to the Beaulieu clinique. Mr. Borella started as waiter at the Lion d’Or during its golden age. […]

From shabby to chic: Schlemmer and Curiositas

Genevan Jean-François Schlemmer turns run-down, forgotten sites into chic, trendy places. After the success of the Palais Mascotte, a tired Geneva institution and cabaret started in 1833 that he brought back to life, he has now converted an old warehouse next to MAMCO, the modern art museum, into an exciting café and restaurant, Curiositas. Curiositas […]

Want to eat in an igloo? Go to Cookie in Gryon

I was the first to review David and Anna Jewell’s gem of a restaurant when it opened last November 2008 in Australian fusion cuisine comes to Vaud: Cookie! David and Anna were so thrilled that they sent a copy of the review back home to all their friends and family in Australia. I discovered this […]