After the afternoon nap at our big bed at Hotel Manotel Kipling, we met up with fellow Filipina blogger Grace of Coffe Chat with Perpie. We met in Holland a year ago and I called her up for dinner and drinks.
We walked around Old Town a bit, passed by the popular landmarks but our stomach were already leading the way for us. I asked Grace if we can eat local so she suggested Les Antiquaires, a no-nonsense Suisse restaurant in Gran Rue. It was a lovely spring night, the weather was warm enough to dine outside and we had a beautiful view of some old buildings in this part of Geneva.
We started with Gruyere fondue – my first time to eat cheese this way. Guyere cheese mixed with Emmentaler (another Swiss cheese) is melted on a pot called caquelon and served with chunks of baguette. This can be eaten as a full meal because of it’s heaviness of the cheese and is usually paired with white wine, cider and sometimes even tea. My husband and I did not want to order a bottle of white because we knew that we will be eating red meat for dinner. Outnumbered, Grace conceded on the cheese fondue as apettizer with a bottle of red wine. I’m sure food snobs will find that “unacceptable”.