Exploring the world one bite at a time

Month: May 2016

Brasserie des Europeens: “Nice sunny terrace”

We enjoyed lunch on this big and sunny terrace nearby the historical city center of Annecy. We arrived a little bit early, I guess, because at 11.45h the terrace was fully decked but no sign of waiters whatsoever. Which made us a bit nervous, because we had booked a boat tour at 13h. Luckily the lunch staff arrived soon thereafter and we could place our order.

The four adults decided on the thai fish curry, while the three children all ordered the children’s menu. We specifically asked if it was possible to bring our order quickly due to the time restraints we faced. The ober was very kind and assured us this was no problem.

And indeed our food arrived very quickly. Bonus points for the lovely plate of fish and chips the children got. The portion was big enough to serve an adult. The fish curry really was a treat: full of different kinds of fish accompanied by a lovely spicy curry. Yummy!

As a dessert the children got pancakes with chocolate. Very nice!

Prices were reasonable. Our only complaint was the noise of all the passing cars. Annecy really should rethink the traffic situation in their city. Now it is a total mess.

Brasserie des Europeens, Annecy, France
+33 4 50 45 83 01

Visited May 2016. You can find my review about Brasserie des Europeens also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 4/5, food 4/5.

P’tit Bar: “Colorful place to have lunch”

This little bar is a colorful place with some healthy lunch options, fresh pressed juices and a nice tea selection. The vibe is friendly and relaxed and there are toys for the children to play with.

I tried the fresh apple juice with ginger and ordered a salad with tomatoes, olives and apple (the moroccan carrots where not availabel), accompanied by a tartine of artichoke. The salad was kind of small, but tasty.

In general this place has an alternative feel to it.

P’tit Bar, rue Louis-Curtat 6, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland

Visited May 2016. You can find my review about P’tit Bar also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 4/5, food 3/5.

Vapiano: “A concept well executed”

Vapiano Geneva is part of a chain of restaurants. Normally, I’m not a big fan of those type of restaurants, but I have to be honest: Vapiano was a pleasant surprise. The restaurant is located in the heart of Geneva and has a pleasant and very light interior. The wooden furniture is absolutely gorgeous.

The concept is simple: you order at the counter and your food is prepared right in front of you. My risotto was very good and the pizza of my friends also looked great with fresh ingredients and an abundance of toppings. Everything you order is registered on a key card and you pay when you leave the restaurant.

My only minor concern are the paper bags that Vapiano uses for each serving of fresh pasta. Are those really necessary? Seems to me like a lot of unnecessary waste production.

Vapiano, Place Saint Gervais 3. 1021 Geneva, Geneva 1021, Switzerland
+41 22 301 32 32

Visited May 2016. You can find my review about Vapiano also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 3/5, food 4/5.