Friday, February 12, 2010

Edelweiss...Edelweiss...every morning you greet me...

Until recently, Edelweiss referred to the song of the same name in Sound of Music. Now, however, Edelweiss has a whole new meaning to me, and signifies fun, excitement and great food!

Recently, my colleagues and I were talking about good fondue places in Geneva, and they kept referring to a certain Edelweiss Restaurant. This restaurant is located in the Paquis quarter of Geneva, and I couldn't believe that I had never been there before, as I used to live so near to it!

My colleagues talked so enthusiastically and I felt the urge to check out this place immediately. I quickly made dinner reservations for that very night (it is better to make reservations, as the place gets packed rather quickly), and I was thrilled to find out they could take us in. What's more, it made for a great F²!

The restaurant is situated in the Edelweiss Hotel, along Rue de Paquis. While the exterior doesn't look that attractive, once I entered, I could instantly feel that I was in a typical Swiss chalet: I was greeted by a huge St Bernard dog stuffed toy, the light wood interiors and of course the strong smell of the cheese fondue. As I walked in, I noticed the fireplace in the hotel lobby which made the entire place look so cosy. I proceeded on to the restaurant area and saw that there were a couple of old men dressed in Alpine attire, ready with traditional Swiss musical instruments to entertain us away. The interior decor was also very pretty, with red and white napkins and wooden furniture.

I ordered the Fondue Neuchateloise along with some pickles and small onions and impatiently waited for the food. In the meantime, the two old men were singing and yodeling while playing their different instruments. The whole ambience was so lively, jolly and wonderful. I loved it! To top it off, the service and food were great too.

I had such a fun time and I was so happy that my 2nd F² had been a great success*.

If you do come to Geneva, and would like to try some typical Swiss food, be sure to eat at the Edelweiss Restaurant!

Trevenki Rating: 8/10

*My first F² was watching the light hearted comedy, It's Complicated, followed by hanging out at the Saveurs & Couleurs Cafe that's on my street. It was great, but I don't have any photos of it :(!


Swiss Wanabee said...

Hum looks really nice... Feels like old swiss... will go there when i visit you...


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