25 Aug Business Lunch 3 – Restaurant Côté Square – Hotel Bristol – Geneva
It is always a pleasure to have a tasty business lunch…
As the name says, business lunches are most of the time a working moment… a moment when you take a work related person to have a discussion over a nice meal… The election of the place is crucial and I am very careful to where I go…
One my favorite places when in Geneva is the restaurant Côté Square. Situated at the hotel Bristol, it is on the door step of the Mont Blanc bridge.
The hotel is a cosy hotel, very central and often chosen by people who come to Geneva for business. One of its attraction is its women’s dedicated floor where the rooms are for women traveling alone. The rooms are decorated and they also include accessories for the female public… an unique offer in town.
Coming back to the Restaurant…. I love the refinement and diversification of the menu. The cuisine is basically Italian but somewhat reinvented with creativity and wisdom to please the most demanding clients.
The menu changes from time to time taking advantage of the local seasonal ingredients.
I visited the restaurant several times and my last visit was a few weeks ago when for the first time I ate at the terrace. Recently inaugurated, the terrace is situated in the back of the hotel overlooking a peaceful and green park. It is quite pleasant and a discret place to take a business companion.
The menu is quite diverse and offers several choices, but the business menu often offers 2 choices, within a range of choices: starter and main or 3 choices: starter, main and desert.
I dont often eat desert at lunch, so I chose the 2 choices menu. Regardless of the choice, the hotel always offer an amuse bouche… and this time was a delicious and refreshing cauliflower soup.
As a starter I chose something quite fresh and light: Crayfish
As a main I chose a Octopus Carpaccio.
Both were spectacular… as I had expected, both dishes were served quickly, beautifully presented and extremely tasting.
In and out it took me 1 1/2 hours. Just as it should be… not too short… not too long… some business lunches can linger too long just because service is too slow… well, not at the Côté Square…
If you wish to impress your potential client… that is the right place to go!
But dont do as I do…Take your time and don´t forget to enjoy the desert… as all of them are absolutely terrific!