In a city calm like Geneva, the Car Show Week is one of the busiest weeks. People from all around Europe come to see the new cars. The airport is overcrowded, the roads on the rive droite are blocked, and restaurants are full of people. What a change for Geneva where in winter after 7pm the roads are quasi-empty.
I am waiting the first craziness to leave to go and see the car show, i heard this year it is all about futuristic cars… who knows someone might need to go to space ….
But in the meantime I decided to go for lunch to one of my favorite spots in town, Quirinale. It is more known for the evening crowd, where you can have a drink at bar, then have dinner and after return to the bar for a last drink or for dancing. And one of the good points for me is that, the crowd is not full of teenagers…
for lunch normally it is more quite, and nice to eat around the bar. But today I went with my mother and sister, so we took a table. it was full, more businessman than tourists.
Normally the service is good but i guess they changed the staff, and with our luck we had a new waiter… the poor guy seemed lost, and overwhelmed… we had to repeat everything cause he manage to never get it right the first time. And when we asked for some extra bread, he brought a bread basket put it on our table, and with his hands took one by one all the remaining breads and put them in the new basket. I saw the shock in my mom’s eyes, i was laughing… then came the coffee order, he brought us the coffees, and one sugar, and when we asked for more, one by one he brought us little sugar packages and throw them at the table…. no comment
In a little bistrot I wouldn’t mind about that kind of a service, but at Quirinale, where it is suppose to be a chic restaurants, and where you cannot leave without dropping 50usd (without alcohol), I think they should really train the waiters before letting them work.
Overall the food was ok, but they should improve big time the service…

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