Röstigraben

When I learn a new word I like to give credit where credit is due. Thomas Vaterlaus, editor of the European wine monthly Vinum, tells a story in which the cultural prejudices of German-speaking and French-speaking judges at a Swiss wine competition leads to some awkward and unbalanced results. He cites one example in which […]

Lausanne: À Table!

In the immortal words of Rear Admiral Grace Hopper “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission”. And so it was for my hosts David Donneaud and chef Rafael Rodriguez who braved municipal retribution and public scorn (no small thing in Switzerland) by setting aflame an otherwise innocent Weber kettle grill in […]

Le Chef: A New Dining Destination at Geneva International Airport

Benjamin Luzuy is a busy man. That’s what happens when talent meets opportunity. Always full of new ideas and the vision to execute them, Luzuy has proven ready to seize the moment when a landlord approaches him with a unique restaurant space in need of a partner-tenant or when a financier with capital seeks a […]

The Hamburgers of Geneva

America is in the midst of a hamburger arms race. Bacon, avocado, heirloom tomato, farmstead cheeses—hell, even chilies and wild mushrooms are positively so-mid-last-century. The new arsenal includes outré offerings like foie gras, duck egg, white truffles, boletes, kimchi and many other gourmet products never intended to be eaten within a bun, buttered or not. […]