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Last week we had a tremendous snow storm. The life in the city froze for a day: no more public bus for half a day, airport closed and roads not cleaned.

In New York as soon as there is a snow storm, every store and building cleans in front of their area and snow machines clears the roads in the city.

Off course in the States one can be sued for anything; in Geneva nobody has such a fear so no one cleans the snow and the city of Geneva prefers spending our tax money on more significant duties such as keeping it in their pocket.

No need to say nothing stopped me and my Natmobile, but we got stuck in some traffic, slipped on the road and even had a mini accident….

On Thursday, the city was more functioning. I had lunch at the restaurant “L’Armoire” with my mom. Do you remember my positive review about them a little while ago? Well I would like to correct it….

I asked for a “filet mignon” with spinach instead of the french fries. The first waiter looked confused and send me his colleague who literally answered me: “we are sorry we have a new policy; as every dish has it’s own design, we cannot change the sides”.
I answered: “this is ridiculous. I won’t eat something that I don’t like just because the cook’s design will change”.

Correct me if I am wrong, but a cook is creative and if I want spinach instead of carrots, don’t you think he should be capable of doing the exchange? Maybe I should send my niece to help him.
I know you eat with your eyes before your mouth… but if I want just to look and not eat (because I don’t like or I cannot or I just don’t want), I will go to a museum….

I ended up taking a fish, because its vegetables seemed appealing and asked them to remove the mashed potatoes… and off course I got my overcooked fish with vegetables and the mashed potatoes.

Oh well, “L’Armoire” is back to “not really into it” category…
Sorry guys, I know you love the place and it is your hangout, but this restaurant just doesn’t work for me.

Some of my friends in Geneva, love the restaurant l’Armoire to a certain point that we know that when we will meet with them, we will be there for dinner.
It is a decent restaurant, but I am not a big fan… but last night I promised them to give another shot and it was also the only restaurant that took a reservation for 6 at the last minute. Good to have friends who are their best clients ;)

No one really wanted to have starters so we ended up ordering some appetizers to share. The foie gras was particularly delicious…
My friend who ordered a green salad, had on her plate only “frisee and escarole”. I agree that they make part of the green salad family and look pretty on the plate, but they also make the dish impossible to eat. Because you keep trying to look fancy while you chase the salad leafs with your fork. I think restaurants should always add some romaine, so we have something to put under our fork, lol.

As a main dish I ordered “Beef Steak Tartar”… and as usual without onions, shallots or any of the family. I asked my tartar to be very spicy. It came with no onions, but not sure about the spicy part, unless the chef considers ketchup spicy.
It was too sweet but some Tabasco drops, pepper and salt kind of arranged the flavor.
I agree, better adding the spice than having too spicy, but don’t kill my beef with ketchup… I am not an American teenager who believes that ketchup is the sauce for everything.

My friends took the “Cote de Boeuf” (T-bone steak), it was delicious. Some found the risotto on the side too salty but I didn’t mind. Otherwise their French fries were quite crispy and tasty.

There is one thing that I can say about l’Armoire restaurant, their products are prime selection… they have to just work about the seasoning to not ruin the taste.

The service was great; I guess being with the VIP clients helped a lot. And I think the restaurant looks much cozier at night than at lunch time. They have to just be careful with the heating:
I know that I am not a reference, but when we arrived it was so warm that I had the feeling to be a roasted chicken in the oven…. and this time I was not the only one.

I am happy to give another shot to l’Armoire, and as I always say the company is very important, and I had a great one!!!!

Woke up this morning, happy to be back to a sunny Geneva, which is rarely the case… As it has been a while that I am rarely home, had to do the boring stuff, like invoices, grocery shopping etc… But I had to catch up with friends as well. So decide to have lunch with “wifey”. She is my high school friend that I know for 25 years now. We studied and lived in Pensionnat Valmont, Lausanne. It is a school where the Marcelline Sisters devoted themselves to the education of young women, in other words, a girl’s boarding school governed by the nuns, with so many restrictions that we end up … well we end up like me, free spirited. So my friend that I call wifey was there as well, and she did her part of globetrotting and we end up both in Geneva… no need to add which kind of special bond we have.
So as we both keep traveling, we try to catch up whenever we are both in town. And this time we decided to go to “l’Armoire” (literally means the closet) for healthy food. Although last time we had lunch there, we both had burgers with fries. L’Armoire is a restaurant that opened in Geneva for few years now. The food is always quite decent, and what I like about is that, beside the familiar faces I always see there, while waiting for your food you can read little inscriptions on the walls about funny citations. The lunch crowd is a mix of business people and ladies catching up, and the dinner crowd is composed of the usual suspects, getting ready for a long night out. They have a little terrace which is literally on the street, so it is nice to be out but if you sit at the edge you basically inhale all the cars smoke and survive through the roads dust. I prefer the tables near the sidewalk where it is a little healthier. So we sat on our table, I ordered a beef tartare, and wifey took a seafood ceviche. It was a good food, great company, and not overpriced like most of Geneva restaurants. So I highly advise to give a chance if you r in town and not looking for the perfect terrace.
After lunch I went and did some shopping, because all the private sales started, girlzz and boyzz, get ready in Geneva the sales has started as well. And I am the proud parent of two new Lesputains (Louboutin) for the ones who read me the first time) …
and now so happy to be home and chill. You know me; never go out at nights on the week-ends :)