Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Little India

Indian restaurants in Geneva definitely seem to be on the rise and many of them are worth trying. I recently paid a visit to Little India, located in the lively neighborhood of Paquis. I quite enjoyed it, the food was good and the staff quite friendly, especially the maitre d'.

The cheese nan (a South Asian flatbread) and the chana masala (a vegetarian chickpea dish) were particularly good.

Pictured below: a cheese nan, an eggplant starter, chana masala, a slightly spicy lamb dish and of course basmati rice.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Chez Nina

Another great night at Chez Nina's...

Pictured below, scrumptious four cheese gnocchi and an equally delicious lasagna:

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Baguette d'Or

I hadn't been to Baguette d'Or in a number of years but I remembered it as one of the nicer Chinese restaurants in Geneva. Located in the busy area of Plainpalais, it is a reasonably priced establishment and the staff is extremely friendly.

Pictured below, batter-fried crab, mini spring rolls, shrimp dumplings, fried rice, crispy lemon chicken, garlic sauteed shrimp and vegetable chop suey.

The dishes were all very good but I especially enjoyed the garlic shrimp, it is a rather simple dish but it so full of flavor. Baguette d'Or is definitely a place to go back to!

Point du Jour

Like I've said before, Point du Jour is one of my favorite restaurants in Geneva. Definitely in my top three, and probably the restaurant I've visited the most over the years. They are probably best known for the delectable fresh pastas but they also make several other equally delicious dishes.

Pictured below, a fresh green salad, piccata with vegetables (even a simple side of sauteed vegetables is a delight for the palate at Point du Jour's) and mushroom risotto.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Café Latitude

While we're on the subject of burgers, Café Latitude makes a rather nice one. Located in the Mövenpick hotel by the airport, Café Latitude is an appropriate venue for business and informal lunches alike. Their breakfast buffet is also very good and reasonably priced.

Pictured below: a cheeseburger accompanied by a small cole slaw salad and the standard side of fries. The fries, though not home-made, were quite nice. However I still very much feel some innovation is in order in that regard.

Friday, September 4, 2009


There are many popular food blogs and columns on the Internet, many culinary celebrities regularly update their websites with recipes, tips and other goodies for the aspiring (or already established) chef. Blogs and community sites are a great way to connect with other foodies but nothing quite beats a multimedia experience, and the many food-related podcasts and videocasts out there certainly attest to that!

Below is a list of some of my favorite podcasts in no particular order: (video) -- Kathy Meister introduces you to the basics of cooking, instructive and entertaining!

Simply Ming (video) -- Ming Tsai shares his east meets west recipes and tips on this public television program.

Crash Test Kitchen (video) -- Two foodies test various recipes in their kitchen, very entertaining.

Le Casse Croute (video) -- In French. Fun chef, but the show no longer seems to be in production.

NPR Food (audio) -- This is the only audio podcast I will include, food is, after all, a very visual experience, but this is a very good podcast nonetheless.

Well there is my list -- please feel free to add to it...