L’Artichaut Bistrot Gourmand

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Young chef Florian Le Bouech is at the helm of one of our favourite bistrots in Carouge: L’Artichaut, a cozy (it only seats 26) and modern foodie retreat overlooking the river Arve on the quai du Cheval Blanc.

© Geneva Family Diaries
© Geneva Family Diaries

 

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L’Artichaut, Carouge © Geneva Family Diaries

 

With fresh local ingredients, a menu that changes daily according to what’s in season and a 3-course lunch for just 34CHF, what’s not to like ?

We were there recently with friends visiting from the UK and – in complete ecstasy at each morsel – we just didn’t want our lunch to end ! I could describe each scrumptious dish we ordered but I am afraid I might start drooling over my keyboard, so here’s some photos instead…

Tuna tartare © Geneva Family Diaries
Tuna tartare © Geneva Family Diaries

 

Cabillaud with coconut and basil © Geneva Family Diaries
Cabillaud with coconut and basil © Geneva Family Diaries

 

A starter of foie gras and creamy celeriac © Geneva Family Diaries.net
A starter of foie gras and creamy celeriac © Geneva Family Diaries.net

 

Service was friendly, quick and efficient, and my starter of foie gras and creamy celeriac was out-of-this-world. It’s just a shame that L’Artichaut is closed at the weekend.

For more info see their official website or call +41 22 301 90 91. Bon appétit !

© Geneva Family Diaries
© Geneva Family Diaries

 

There's always room for dessert...© Geneva Family Diaries.net
There’s always room for dessert…© Geneva Family Diaries.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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