It’s been a tough week and the Man just wanted to unwind on Friday. Fine by me, except that I didn’t do much research as the Man was in for a nice dinner. So, he brought me to a place that he’s been before with the bosses- Brasserie Lipp.
Hailing from Paris, Brasserie Lipp has opened its doors since 1880. Apparently at it’s flagship restaurant, reservations are not entertained via telephone, so everyone waits in line. Thankfully, this rule isn’t imposed at the outlet in Geneva for we managed to secure a table outdoors despite it being a late reservation. The cool weather and the late sunset was the perfect setting for the outdoors.
Tomato-based Monkfish Soup
The Man’s order of the Monkfish soup came out all wrong for he took a sip and then became upset for his choice. So, me being all nice, decided to swop my Foie Gras starter with him. Thankfully, I’m not a very fussy eater for Monkfish is definitely an acquired taste. I thought the tomato-based soup helped musk the strong taste that the Monkfish had.
Pan-fried Foie Gras
If you ask me, my choice of the pan-fried Foie Gras definitely look better. Taste-wise, it certainly tops the Monkfish soup. Hehe.
Breaded Pork Cheeks with Tartar Sauce
Pan-fried duck breast with warm wedges
My main of pork cheeks were crunchy and chewy, kinda reminded me fondly of gizzards which I absolutely enjoyed. The Man’s duck was tasty but I thought the sauce was abit too salty. Portions were thankfully manageable and we polished off that lovely bottle of Carrudes de Lafite (the second wine from the famed Chateau Lafite label).
While we gazed over at our neighbouring diners, we realised that we should have ordered Brasserie Lipp’s house-specials of mussels served with golden frites. I couldn’t help but stare at the huge pot of mussels set atop our neighbour’s table as they dug into their food heartily.
Guess, we could always reserve this for our next visit then.
Address: Confédération Centre, Rue de la Confédération 8, 1204 Genève
Telephone: +41 (022) 318 80 30