9.051 Entrecôte Café de Paris

9.051

25 (Sun) February 2018

Entrecôte Café de Paris

2.5

at Café de Paris

-Gare Cornavin, Geneva-

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Mission to HQ, Day 2 (see previously 9.050 Grilled Seafood Selections).

In Geneva.  Here to attend an Inception Meeting on a Global Programme for Building Legal Capacity to Address Unhealthy Diet – Wednesday to Thursday.  Came in a couple days early, just to hang out in the city.

What I didn’t realize is that the city completely shuts down on Sundays, so today was a wash.

Cafê de Paris is a Swiss restaurant.  Founded 1930 in Geneva – landmark institution.  Offers one single dish: the eponymous Entrecôte Café de Paris.  Every city in the world – except maybe Paris – would seem to have a restaurant of the same name, but apparently no official ties to the one in Geneva.

When I first sat down, there was some confusion because I asked for the menu (“la carte”).  They don’t have one.  The only thing to discuss with the server is the doneness of the steak.

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Entrecôte Café de Paris is a Swiss steak dish.  Consists of a grilled sirloin (“entrecôte” technically refers to what Americans would consider to be ribeye, but the term is used in many places to describe the sirloin) in Café de Paris sauce.

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It was okay.  Beef was tasty but a tad dry.  Butter sauce was too heavy for me.  Maybe better for dinner with wine.  But I did enjoy the experience overall.

I now see what that place in BGC is trying to emulate (see 7.349 L’Entrecôte Double).

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