Tapas in Geneva can be bland and uninspiring with eye-watering price tags – with a few notable exceptions – also see our article on tapas in Carouge this week Designer tapas and quality gin on a terrace.
So, Albertine’s Lounge’s sharing plate menu comes as a welcome surprise.
With a strong Asian influence, the menu is diverse with some interesting and affordable options.
We try the Jussy pork gyozas caramelized with honey from the hotel’s own hives (CHF18 for 3 pieces) and Dim Sung with shrimp, ginger and chili sauce (CHF22 for 5 pieces). Both options are generous and absolutely, totally delicious. You’ll want more.
There are also lovely Mediterranean options to choose from, so we share a beautiful Fresh Salad with sucrine, avocado and grapefruit which bursts with summer flavours and colours. (CHF18) – summer on a plate!
We also like the sound of the Mediterranean food board to share a lot – with San Daniele ham, truffled country ham, parmesan, olives Taggiasche and cherry tomatoes (CHF36).
Interesting dessert options include The Chocolate nun Gianduja 2.0 of the chef – (CHF14) and Mango carpaccio with Timut pepper and fresh passion fruit. (CHF16).
The menu is overseen by Beau-Rivage’s famous starred chef Dominique Gauthier and it shows! Creative, inspiring and exceptionally good.