Raise your hand if you can’t wait to dip your toes in this amazing outside pool? I know that as soon as I have some time to spend and the sun is up and shinning I will run to the InterContinental Genève to enjoy their amazing Poolside!
I was invited for their official opening a couple of weeks ago, and I had the chance to meet the BBQ chef Peter de Clercq and have a little interview with him! He has written several books about grill techniques, recipes and lifestyle, he also won the World Champion BBQ in 2003 with his Belgian team. Let’s start with the interview so you know more about this passionate chef!
Describe your cuisine in 3 words:
Simple, pure and aromatic
If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be:
What is your first source of inspiration?
Who is the Chef that inspires you the most?
Jonni Boer Libreie Nederland
What restaurant would you travel the world for?
Fäviken Magasinet sweden
The Mexican touch. Have you ever been to Mexico? If yes did you like the food? Which one was you favorite?
Never been wishlist to discover culinary
Do you have a moto:
BBQ is eating with your nose
Travel, Fashion, Music:
If you wouldn’t be a chef what would you be?
Do you have any favorite fashion brands? What are they?
Not really, I wear black or white and not too many frills
What type of music do you listen to? Can you tell us your favorite bands?
I enjoy listening to all in the mood I am. not hard rock
Fast & Curious:
Favorite piece of meat:
Spanish matured sirloin steak
Favorite comfort food:
Lake or mountain:
Difficult, lake in the mountains 🙂
Ski or snowboard:
Fondue or raclette:
Salt or pepper:
Salt or sugar:
Oil or butter:
More about Peter de Clercq:
Website: Peter de Clercq
Awards: Word Champion BBQ 2003
Country of Origin: Belgium
***Thank you Peter De Clercq for your time and replies***
Do not forget that the Poolside is now open waiting for you! InterContinental Genève partnered with Peter De Clercq to share and train their local team on the best BBQ techniques and recipes, so you will have that special touch in each of the Grill plates! That is why he was here to share with us everything during the season’s opening.
You will be able to test a Chill & Grill Menu starting from 4 people at 59 CHF per person! Including fish, meat, vegetables, a rose wine and a sorbet! Look at the pictures!
In addition to this Summer they will be proposing 3 signature cocktails that lucky for you I tried and are fantastic! My fave? The Gin Tea Tonic! What an amazing mix of 3 of my favorite things .. tea…Gin….Pool 🙂 I will see you there for sure!
Useful Information about the PoolSide:
Schedules: Open Everyday from 9h00 – 19h00
Website: InterContinental Genève
Price for entree day: 55CHF during the week 95 CHF on weekends
Price for Chill & Grill menu: 59 CHF per person for 4 people
Facebook: InterContinental Genève
Telephone for reservations:+ 41 (0) 22 740 46 27
Price: For a day at the pool, 50 CHF (90 CHF the weekends)
Address: 7-9, chemin du Petit-Saconnex CH-1209 Geneva
Bus: 5 Bus stop – InterContinental (What else?)