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I know that I am late for some posts, but now that I am back to Geneva, let me write you a little about it, before adding my NY Food Festival experiences.

This time the return was harder, as I am still jet lagged. Yesterday it was the birthday of my friend that we call the President, so we decided last minute to get together and have a drink at Capocaccia. I have told the Yeti (girls he is the new guy in Geneva, yes we have fresh meat in town, lol) to join us as well, so he could meet some of my peeps.

After few drinks, we were all hungry so headed up to Quirinale… The last time that I was at Quirinale was the night before my trip to NY, and it was a long night. Everybody was there including Metro and my Greek girls. The night ended very late at the new B Club, and I only had an hour to pack before going to the airport… still drunk, lol.

As usual Quirinale over packed, but haven’t seen that many people that I know… even the special ladies were not there!!! What’s happening in Geneva? I leave the city for a couple of weeks, and everybody changes their habit????

Ok we got it; it is the new year, so everybody has a resolution such as quit drinking, quit smoking, quit eating…. bla bla and bla. We all know that these resolutions won’t last long. WE are in Geneva, how do you wanna survive to the winter depression without drinking? Anyway, nobody was in the “party” mood… so we lost basically everyone. The last man and woman standing were the Yeti and I…

Fun night, fun discussion… but I seriously need new places to discover in Geneva. I know it is gonna be a challenge, but my 2011 will be dedicated to that.

As in few days I am leaving to NY, we decided with my friend to go to “Quirinale” for drinks and dinner, for old times’ sake…

It used to be my hangout, and I was there at least 3 times a week in the past, but then I stopped going that much… and all the bar crew that I knew left for better offers and the cook left to Luigia restaurant . So to be honest I was curious to see how it would be the new Quirinale.

We didn’t reserve, as we wanted to sit at the bar. When we arrived at 8pm, they told us that the bar was fully booked… for dinner. Because new policy, you can have dinner only on left side of the bar, while across you, on the right side people can only drink and watch you eating…
Just to wonder, what do you do when you finish eating? Do you need to book another spot across the bar for drinks????

Anyway, so instead us sitting us on the other side where it was empty, they disturbed all the eating side and asked them to squeeze, so they could fit us, and not take off the few reserved spots. By the way, later I saw some people eating on the drink side!!! Maybe I should report to the police… View full article »