Update: Tse Fung was awarded a Michelin Star in October 2016!
Oh, hello you!
I haven’t been very active on the blog since posting 5 Mexican Entrepreneurs you should know in Geneva because I am mainly focusing on my Vegan-Gluten-Free challenge and writing almost everyday there – more like a diary post. However….. this is totally worth it! And even if I broke my Vegan-Gluten-Free month because of this meal, I do not regret it…. why? Because 1). It was my husband’s birthday. 2) It was planned already. 3) It is la Reserve… duuuh hahaha. Ok, ok, I am not ready to fully commit to THE lifestyle, but I am making progress and I am very proud of it 🙂
The Tsé Fung was recently recognized in Wine Spectator’s “2016 Restaurant Awards“. It honors wine lists that “display excellent breadth across multiple wine-growing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation”. It is the first time that the Tsé Fung has been included in the annual list.
Let’s start with THE transportation means …. mmm.. where to start… they come to pick you up by BOAT .. yes you heard it right … B-O-A-T (look at my boomerang below). You feel like you’re in a movie; with you dress, heels, a boat, the lake, the Mont-Blanc, La Reserve…. gosh almost too much! (Nah, it is never too much right?) We get used to everything darlings, especially the good things, trust me!
When we arrived, the lovely Justine was waiting for us to show us the hotel. It is sooooooo exotic, yes that is the word : E-X-O-T-I-C! You feel like you’ve arrived in Africa. Or in a far-away country where Narnia animals will come out of the walls, so pretty much everything is like a dream.
Then we visited The Spa —-> TDF where they also have an F&B (food & beverage) venue with healthy and sporty meals and juices! So adapted to my wannabe lifestyle!!!
We took a quick sneak peak at The LOTI – which looks like a lodge …. so nice! And it has a great view of the lake!
To end our visit, we arrived at TSE FUNG, the Chinese restaurant of La Reserve! Chinese? Yes! It is rare to have gastronomical Chinese restaurants around, but this one is perrrfect. With the terrace by the skirts of the green garden, and the huge trees hiding the sunset between their branches, the effect is magical.
We were welcomed by Chole —> she is fantastic. If you go here, please ask for Chole! She not only knows the menu by heart, but LOVES everything about it and you can feel her passion for the restaurant and the meals. She recommended the EMERALD MENU, so with our eyes shut we went for it – no questions asked – just trust the experts.
TSE FUNG Geneva in 6 points:
- Food: Gastronomical Chinese with explosive flavours in every bite.
- Concept: A-la-carte with many choices of dishes. They have 2 signature menus that lets you discover a great part of their offerings.
- Atmosphere: Elegant & sophisticated. During summer an amazing terrace.
- Prices: EMERALD Menu is 140 CHF per person.
- Location: Outside of the city, the best way to get there is with their boat or taxi.
- LivinGeneva tips: The best DIM-SUM ever!! Need to try them!
The best part of ordering the Menu is that you are sure to taste a wide variety of their offerings. The only thing we missed, is the legendary Pekin Duck, meaning we have to come back for more. What I loved about the EMERALD menu was the fact that the main dishes were served in separate serving dishes and you could serve yourself several times. The service brings each dish, presents it and then they serve you; in the meantime they leave it in a warm heater so it does not get cold. Then they do a second serving … perfection. Look at all the pictures below!
Tadaaaaa – The Amuse Bouche (did they know I have been Veganing?)
Red Rice Rolls with Shrimp
Vegetable Spring Rolls
How glazed does this beef look?! ….. Mmmmmm and the basil actually explodes in your mouth.
Best Cantonese Rice ever!
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-Lunch: Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 14:00
-Dinner: Mon – Sat: 19:00 – 22:00
Reservations: +41 (0) 22 959 58 88
The Magic Dessert – Meringue with Rose
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