First of all I would like to thank Sakura and Eileen for hosting this great bloggers event at the Restaurant du Parc des Eaux-Vives! The event was a great success, we could all share, eat and enjoy the spectacular view this Hotel & Restaurant has to offer!
This past Saturday, Livingeneva was invited to a blog event at Parc des Eaux Vives to try their new Picnic Baskets!
This whole organisation was done by the lovely Sakura from Le Petit Chou blog in Geneva (a must follow) who apart from her job and her yummy blog, tries to put together the region bloggers in order exchange, share, laugh and enjoy a meal together. This was the first time I could go to a blog event and I was thrilled to not only to meet all the new bloggers, but to discover the new picnic concept by the Restaurant du Parc des Eaux-Vives.
So, what are this Picnic baskets all about? Ok, so the concept is pretty easy: 1) you choose the type of basket you want, 2) you order it 24h in advance, 3) you pick it up from the restaurant, and 4) you choose the perfect spot to instal your picnic and enjoy it!
NOTE: Do not forget to return the basket and the blanket to the hotel!
NOTE 2: You will need to leave a deposit of 100 CHF for the basket to make sure you return it 🙂
Here are the different baskets with their prices:
Aperitif Basket (20 CHF per person – minimum 2)
Oeil de Perdrix, Domaine des Abeilles d’Or, Geneva (Bottle of rose wine, 75cl)
Vegetables in julienne with a cocktail sauce
Mozzarella di Buffala beads with green pesto
Olives, dry nuts and chips
Campagnard Basket (22 CHF per person – minimum 2 )
Different types of salads
Pate surrounded by puff pastry
Chicken Club Sandwich (My favourite <3 )
Vanilla Panna cotta with red berries sauce
Chocolate dessert (Top!!)
Still and mineral water.
Prestige Basket (32 CHF per person – minimum 2)
Different sushis (makis)
Crab and quinoa salad with curry sauce
Roquette, mozzarella beads and dry tomatoes salad (!!!)
We tried almost everything, and everything was delicious! The pictures above are courtesy from the hotel, below you will see my own pictures!
What I loved about this, is that they make you profit their breathtaking view without having to go to the restaurant. The concept is strong, the baskets are beautiful and you will find everything you need inside for the most romantic or most luxurious (as you wish) picnic in Geneva without being overpriced. You will even get a blanket to install you Picnic! (They thought of absolutely everything)