For immediate gratification, try one of the sumptuous sandwiches.
H Halle de Rive Boulevard Helvétique 29 1207 Genève Hidden between the Boulevard Helvétique and Rue Pierre Fatio, this indoor market is a mecca for food lovers, who flock to Müller & Fils for goat cheese, Brie and Mont Vully, to Bruand S. Fromagerie for 24-month aged Gruyère, yet more Brie, and the delicious house , and to Boulangerie Ruckstuhl for famed San Marco torte.
On Wednesday and Saturday mornings, you might also visit the adjacent Marché de Rive, which blocks one of the city’s main arteries for an equally marvellous open-air market.
The glass façades enable a maximum of light to enter; hence ‘Clarté’ (light) and ‘Maison de Verre’ (glass house).
J Jazz club: AMR-Sud des Alpes Rue des Alpes 10 1201 Genève 41 0 22 716 56 30 Reputedly the oldest jazz club in Geneva.
Once a month there is also an offer for 12 singles – ‘cook dating’ – surely a unique opportunity to meet your new better half over a good meal.
Katrépices also sells fine products for kitchen and pantry, including artisan vinegars, spices from the south of France, and well-designed utensils.L Le Neptüne Rue de la Coulouvrenière 38 1204 Genève 41 22 320 15 05 Chef Nicolas Darnauguilhem’s rebellious exactitude evolves in a follow-up to his Brussels eatery of the same name.Here, the addition of an umlaut – an almost imperceptible additive – marks old from new, and symbolises the meeting of river and mountain.With its 30 seats, gracious service and traditional menu, it offers an intimate setting in which to enjoy delicious gnocchi, and cassata.In the warmer months, the small terrace allows an appealing view and leisurely appreciation of the Old Town neighbourhood.In summer, they are host to a wealth of cultural activities: for example, Parc des Cropettes and Parc de la Grange’s Ella Fitzgerald Stage offer jazz festivals, and Parc Mon-Repos an open-air cinema.