While many luxury hotels struggled to reinvent themselves and embrace the 21st century, others seem to have unlimited boundaries. The Ritz Carlton Hotel de la Paix Geneva is for sure a driving force in terms of luxury journeys in the Swiss city of Geneva. While being known for being an amazing hotel, it has constantly evolved its offer and especially the gastronomic experiences. In this unique address at Quai du Mont-Blanc, facing the famous Geneva water jet-stream, the Ritz Carlton Hotel de la Paix will surprise you more than once and you would for sure embark into a holistic and sensorial journey that for sure will delight your senses. Here three amazing culinary experiences you will crave to discover once you have read the below lines.
The Fiskebar: less is more and modernity is at the service of your palate
My first gastronomic discovery at the Ritz Carlton Geneva was the Fiskebar. You can find here a very contemporary cuisine with a unique Nordic twist. Chef Francesca Fucci creates a tailored menu that follows seasons and a true homage to traditional Scandinavian taste. This one Michelin-star restaurant will welcome you in a casual yet sophisticated environment with one of the greatest views of the Geneva water jetstream. Rough-hewn timber and bespoke ceramic wall art offset the open kitchen and raw food counter, creating a distinct and flexible space, hosted by a passionate, intuitive team.
A fusion of organic, seasonal produce and experimental cooking techniques, against the backdrop of an open kitchen and informal communal seating. Pushing the boundaries of Scandinavian-inspired, seasonal dishes, Fiskebar offers lakeside casual dining in a sophisticated backdrop.
The Fiskebar is a true discovery for me in the heart of Geneva. It is the perfect blend between originality, innovation and respect of gastronomic tradition. You will not be disappointed with the time you will experience there. You can learn more about the Fiskebar by visiting the official website here: https://www.geneva-fiskebar.com
Båd by Fiskebar
In order to extend the Fiskebar experience further, The Ritz Carlton Geneva proposes an exclusive experience with the Båd by Fiskebar. It is a floating table that can accommodate between 6 to 7-8 guests maximum. It is a unique concept that will allow you to have private dining while enjoying the beautiful view of the Geneva water jetstream. Obvio
The Geneva Private Dining in 2 unique suites
My last experience at the Ritz Carlton Geneva Hotel de la Paix was outstanding private dining in the Grace Kelly Suite. An experience I will never forget. First, because I am a big fan of Princess Grace Kelly and second because it was by far one of the most unique experiences I had in a while. The offer is pretty unique and simple: A private diner in one of the most beautiful suites of Geneva for a unique experience with the people you like. For one evening, you will have the suite privatize for you with a personal waiter taking care of you during all the time of a beautiful diner. The capacity is between two and 6 to 8 people maximum. Here are the points I would highlight in this experience:
- Personalized welcome by the Ritz Carlton Geneva at the reception desk.
- Greatings in the suite with a glass of champagne
- Guided visit of the suite with interesting historical background
- A beautiful 3 or 4 dishes menu (with wine accords possible) made by the Fiskebar team
- Personalized music ambiance
There are two suites you can enjoy this experience in. Either the MontBlanc Suite or the Grace Kelly Suite. Depending on availability or if you have a specific choice in mind, the hotel will make sure to accommodate your wishes as much as possible. The Ritz Carlton is known for its unprecedented hospitality and sense of service with the highest quality standards. You can contact the main reception desk for any specific requirements.
I was lucky enough to spend the evening at the Grace Kelly Suite and it was the perfect diner. Grace Kelly would define elegance everywhere she would go. Every time she would pass by Geneva, one address would be her preferred, the former Hotel de la Paix, now Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix. The Grace Kelly Suite encapsulates The Princess of Monaco’s inimitable, timeless style. The living area showcases views across Lake Geneva, towards the snowcapped Alps. Host an intimate dinner in the dining room where the muted décor is lifted by art deco embellishments.
The suite is beautifully decorated with very good taste. Natural materials will blend with a contemporary design incorporating all the comfort you would expect from such a place. The suite has different areas, allowing you to feel at home no matter the mood. We spent a beautiful evening with a true delight for the palate. The Ritz Carlton Geneva team made everything possible to please all our requests and making sure we would spend a perfect moment with them.
Ritz Carlton Geneva Hotel de la Paix
Quai du Mont-Blanc 11
1201 Geneva – Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 909 6000
Sometimes you wish time to stop for a while when you want to spend good moments with friends and family. At the Ritz Carlton Geneva, everything is made to create a beautiful memory in time and for once you will truly feel time slowing down.
In conclusion, The Ritz Carlton Geneva opens its doors to a whole culinary journey that will please the amateurs and the aficionados. In moments in time where incertitudes are present every day, we should not forget to treat ourselves with good things. The Ritz Carlton Geneva will procure the very best they can offer to please you. There is only one thing you need to do: Push the hotel door and embark into these beautiful journeys.
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