I had lived in Geneva for more than ten years without having dinner here, and finally went last month to hear a band I like. Wish I'd gone sooner! The food and wine were both very good, with some farm-to-table creativity on view (first course was a warmly spicy pumpkin soup, and all wines were local). Our entrees, duck breast and rack of lamb, were both excellent; in my case, some of the best-prepared duck I've ever had, with still-pink meat and a crispy skin. Dessert was a caloric splurge: bananas Foster for two. It was delicious, but would easily have been enough for a table of four. We were also impressed by the quiet, gracious atmosphere; although the two indoor dining rooms, both beautifully decorated, are quite small, we were able to have a comfortable, private conversation AND enjoy the music. We both dressed up, and I'm glad we did; this is a great place for a special night out. The only significant negative I can report is that when entering, you must walk through the musicians (if there's music on) -- that's awkward, and it was clear that everyone who came in after us was just as taken aback as we were, even though the host was diligent about greeting newcomers and guiding them through the band. Although the bill adds up quickly, the prix-fixe menu and wine flight, which both of us ordered, felt like very good value for money. For us, this is probably a once- or twice-a-year restaurant, but we'll be back.
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