Another Michelin Star for LivinGeneva’s restaurant list! This time we went to Carouge, the sister city of Geneva that is known for its charming streets and delicious restaurants. Le Flacon has one Michelin Star and got 15 at Gault et Millau.
Yoann Caloué, the young and extremely talented chef is leading his brigade to a very high standard of modern cuisine and delicate flavours. The restaurant is enchanting with an elegant touch; the open kitchen is part of the show, were you will see cooks, pans, ingredients and dishes coming out every minute. All of this is very exciting for a food lover like me; I had my eyes glued to the open kitchen all of the time.
What to expect? A welcoming and friendly service, a reduced menu with seasonal ingredients, and a French cuisine with personality and flavour.
The only minus I would give is that is it a little noisy.
You will have the day specials displayed on the wall, and you will also have a printed menu. The Chef explained us that the menu changes every 3-4 weeks and some dishes can only last a couple of days; depending on the arrivals.
In the menu you will have the Green Menu at 69 CHF with Starter, Main and Desert and the Red Menu at 89 CHF with 2 Starters, Main and desert. There is also the Chef’s Menu with 7 courses at 120 CHF (served to the whole table). Neither of us took the menu, we decided to go a-la-carte.
Egg at 62°C with Black Truffle & Topinambour – I am a big fan of this type of cooking method since it has the texture of a soft boiled egg, but it looks almost like a poached egg.
Home made Gnocchi with Burrata and Black Truffles served with cerfeuil sauce – Simply delicious!!
Angus Tartare with Black Truffles (of course) – We exaggerated with our “Truffles” choice, but we just couldn’t help it!
Pomme de Ris de Veau – Veal Sweetbreads – My first time trying this part of the veal, very interesting texture. The taste is very delicate and has a particular taste, the sauce was mixing perfectly with all the other ingredients. The whole was excellent.
Our main courses where served with a Potatoes’ Mousseline with nuts – Soft, fluffy and with tons of taste!
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate– Cacao Sorbet, Chocolate Milk Panna Cotta, White chocolate mousse all topped with a crispy Chocolate Crumble. Everything TO-DIE-FOR.
Créme Caramel with Lemon Sorbet in a very special presentation
As a whole it is a very good table, a great experience and the open kitchen detail gives it a special touch. Next time I come back I would ask for the table that gives directly to the kitchen 🙂 The Chef’s Table!
You will find all the restaurant’s details following the local.ch link! —–> Le Flacon
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*** Thank you Local.ch for Sponsoring my dinner and making this experience possible ***