This week we tested the first after work soirée at the Ice Bar with some friends.
From 17h30 (or maybe a little bit later in reality) as the families start heading home, the ambiance becomes more trendy and adult – with after workers socialising over a cocktail or a vin chaud, sharing a plate of charcuterie or enjoying a meal.
We enjoyed getting up close and personal with this week’s guitarist who sang some golden oldies and some of our sing-a-long favourites, including the one that starts with… “Sitting on the dock of the bay… you know the one!”
The music is not too loud and the atmosphere is intimate – think more private concert at home than noisy bar.
For a bit of Swiss tradition, we’re looking forward to the traditional Swiss accordion and Longeole (typical Swiss sausage) evening.
Although the restaurant is small, they offer a good selection of food and snacks, which have to be ordered at the bar.
So far we’ve tried the tartiflette with bacon, which was delicious, as well as the Longeole sausage served on a generous bed of lentils. It is the first time we tried this Swiss specialty and it was delicious. We enjoyed our first vin chaud of the season and chased it with a few glasses of Chasselas.
Other options include the usual suspects – raclette, fondue and baked vacherin. The nutella crépes and other snacks are popular with families!
We had a lovely evening – great for meeting up with some friends or colleagues in a relaxed, intimate, cosy atmosphere.