Café de la paix

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.

Café de la paix - bread

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!

Café de la paix - starter

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.

Café de la paix - fish and mashed potatoes

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.

Café de la paix - dessert

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.

Café de la paix - cigarette box

The décor is simple but it definitely works and is well suited to the kind of restaurant Café de la Paix is.

Café de la paix

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.

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