So I haven’t been doing a very good job of keeping the blog updated lately. Partly because I’ve been posting most of my updates on Instagram, and also because I haven’t been to that many new places in the past few months, and those I did visit were mostly nothing to write home about. Geneva is not exactly foodie central as we all know.
However, a friend of mine recently took me to Café de la Paix after raving about it for about about a year. And I have to say, I can see why she likes it so much. It’s pretty simple, straightforward French cuisine in an unpretentious setting, but everything about it just works.
We kicked things off with a leek and cured sausage starter that was topped with a delicious, creamy sauce and balsamic vinegar. I don’t think I’d ever had anything like this, but it was definitely a winner!
We then moved on to our main course and enjoyed pollock fillets on a bed of mashed potatoes. Again – just delicious! I really enjoyed the flavors and the simplicity of this dish.
Then came dessert, we had a pineapple and passion fruit pudding… type thing… with a creamy meringue topping. I can’t say I especially like passion fruit in general, but again, this was really good if a little unexpected in its format.
As is typical of many a restaurant nowadays, there were also a couple of vintage elements to the experience – not that I’m complaining, I’m a huge fan of vintage – for instance, the check came in an old cigarette box.
The décor is simple but it definitely works and is well suited to the kind of restaurant Café de la Paix is.
I really enjoyed my experience at Café de la Paix. Based on everything I was told, the Plainpalais-based restaurant consistently produces top-notch food and the service is always friendly. I therefore look forward to going back really soon.