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Food and drink in Geneva
The eating habits are as varied in Geneva as is its poulation. Nothing really that does not exist in this city and canton. But it also has its traditional cusine, not to forget that it is the third wine producing canton in Switzerland.
FRUIT AND VEGGIES: Geneva is considered a Swiss urban canton, but its greenhouses cover the most important tomato growing plantation in this country.
The CARDONS are a vegetable that only grows in this region (off-season availalable canned).
Late-September, look for Chasselas grapes: small, very sweet when yellow, you best buy them in the vineyards (Satigny, Dardagny etc).
MEAT AND FISH: Hunting is no longer permitted in this canton, but the hunting season from mid-September until December brings a large array of specialities on menus.
In winter, the LONGEOLE, a delicious pork saucisson with pistachio and fennel is made by local butchers, which is best served with potato gratin.
The lake fish may not always be in ample supply, but be it imported or local, the Fillets of Perche are definitely worth a try. Some bistrots serve it on Fridays as Plat de Jour.
In summer, you may like a Steak Tartare made with raw and minced prime beef.
MILK AND CHEESE: Check my contribution on cheese fondue. If you miss the occasion, buy a ready-made Gerber Fondue from the supermarket before going back home. I personally think that it's one of the best.
And enjoy Swiss yoghurts (Migros, Emmi or Toni are great).
WINE: Every year in May, some 50 Geneva wine growers have an open (Satur)Day with free tasting. Geneva is famous for both its whites (Perlan, Chasselas, Riesling etc.) and reds (Gamay, Pinot Noir etc.). My favourite region is Dardagny, take the train to La Plaine and walk uphill (don't fall on the way back).
BEER: Switzerland has only few breweries, my favourite is Feldschloesschen Hopfenperl draft.
SOFT DRINKS: Rivella and Sinalco are popular allover Switzerland, fruit juice often too expensive in restaurants. Passugger and Valser are sparkling mineral waters from the mountains.
Winter clothes during the season, of course.
Always: a umbrella.
If you take a boat over the lake Leman it is windy: take good clothes. Be careful not to eat too much (cheese and chocolate).
Don't mix drinks with La Fondue.
Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913)
From this plaque in the Old Town I learned that the great Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) was born in Geneva. Since I used to be a student of linguistics I was well aware of his importance as the creator of the 20th century theory of structuralism.
It turns out that his famous book A Course in General Linguistics, which was published three years after his death, in 1916, was based on a course he taught three times at the University of Geneva between 1906 and 1911.
The SantaCruz is the best latin pub in Geneva, you can hear and dance caliente sounds till 2 in the morning !.
Sometimes on thursday night, you can sing karaoké !.