Le Chat-Botté Resturant
On the 20th of October, I had a chance to take part in Avant-première of special Fall Menu at Le Chat-Botté restaurant. The Chasse Menu or in English: the Hunting Game Menu, was created by Michelin star awarded chef Dominique Gauthier. Le Chat-Botté Restaurant is one of the most famous restaurants in Geneva, Created by Mr Fred Mayer in 1967.
As a seasoned epicurean and visionary himself, was totally convinced of how fine dining could be a major asset in the world of luxury hotels.
Since then, several Michelin-star chefs lead this restaurant: Lucien Leheu, Louis Outhier, Richard Cressac and then from 2001 Dominique Gauthier. Chef Dominique before becoming a head chef was already working at the restaurant since 1996.
Chasse Menu at Chat-Botté Resturant
The hunting Game Menu will be served at Le Chat-Botté Restaurant from Thursday 21st of October until the 20th of November. It’s a special and unique menu, prepared by chef Dominique. Without further ado, please have a look at the menu below:
Wood pigeon ravioli, chestnut foam, truffle
Irish woodcock toast, breast served medium, cooking juice
French hunting hare ”à la Royale”, truffle, celery, Ratte potatoes
Conference pear poached with Garanoir, tonka bean
Venison carpaccio, lime-coloured beetroot juice. There was homemade bread and savoury pastries accompanied.
Price of the Menu: CHF 180.- per person (drinks not included)
The degustation at Le Chat-Botté Restaurant was absolutely wonderful. Very intimate, in a lively atmosphere. It was nice to see everything from the kitchen angle and see how chefs were working. (I used to have my restaurant, so being in the kitchen brought many memories).
Regarding the food… I am a huge fan of the game ( as it’s our traditional food in Poland) so I was in heaven when I could try this menu. Everything was beautifully served. The menu was traditional but made with a modern twist. Each dish was full of flavours and textures. The feast was finished with a beautiful Fall-inspired dessert. I loved it a lot and it was a nice finish to the meal. During the degustation, the chef was explaining to us the history of each dish and told us different anecdotes and stories. Even from his childhood memories, involved with the food. It was wonderful to see his passion and charisma.
Chef Dominique Gauthier
A PASSION FOR REFINED TASTE AND EXCELLENCE
This is how he is described on the Beau-Rivage website. Chef’s Dominique Gauthier cuisine is authentic, delicious and beautifully served. To eat at Le Chat-Botté is an unforgettable and unique experience.
Inspired by the greatest chefs, crowned with a Michelin star and an 18 out of 20 rating by Gault & Millau, at Le Chat-Botté Chef Dominique Gauthier found an establishment to match his talent.
If you live in Geneva or will visit it between 21 of October and the 20th of November then you must try this menu. Hunting Game Menu at Chat-Botté Restaurant will be no doubt the most popular menu in Geneva this season. I am sure it will be a lovely, unforgettable culinary experience for your and your guests. Especially on colder, Fall days… it will be nice to enjoy an evening at cosy Chat-Botté Restaurant and indulge yourself in the best cuisine and wine. Book it soon to avoid disappointment.
Please let me know in the comments if you would like to try it too or if you already did visit Le Chat-Botté Restaurant.
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From Tuesday to Friday 12 midday to 1.30 pm and 7 pm to 9.30 p.m
Saturday evening from 7 pm to 9.30 p.m
+41 22 716 69 20
As always with love
Bella Zofia xx
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