THE POP-UP SUMMER RESTAURANT
From June 19 to September 6, 2019, Beau-Rivage Genève will host an ephemeral restaurant, named La Terrasse by Dominique Gauthier. Overlooking the lake, the star chef’s summer fiefdom offers a gourmet and fresh cuisine with Mediterranean accents, placing sharing at the heart of his concept. In the spotlight are exceptional products such as truffles and lobsters, every day of the week at noon and in the evening.
Beau-Rivage at summer time
To invite his guests to make the most of the sunny days, Dominique Gauthier moved for a summer and opened a summer restaurant from June 19 to September 6, on the terrace, located on the first floor of the 5-star hotel, which has been refurbished to accommodate the temporary establishment. Facing the harbour and with the surrounding mountains as a backdrop, epicureans will enjoy the dishes of the starred chef in a relaxed chic atmosphere. “We have a magnificent terrace overlooking the lake, which is why we decided to take advantage of these magical exteriors to invite our customers to discover Dominique Gauthier’s cuisine in a new setting and in a new light,” explains Lars Wagner, Beau-Rivage’s General Manager. A new concept, a new menu, La Terrasse by Dominique Gauthier is now in summer time with a menu that combines dishes to share, appetizers to picnic, summer salads and other creations that give pride of place to local products and Mediterranean flavours. Every Sunday, the “Sunday live grill” showcases grilled beef and lobster and to accompany these southern flavours, Vincent Debergé, director of Le Chat-Botté and his cellar, signs a tailor-made rosés card.
Sharing at the heart of the concept
On his Terrace, Dominique Gauthier has decided to focus on sharing, by proposing, from starter to dessert, plates to order for the table. A unique opportunity for guests to enjoy a varied mosaic of chef’s creations throughout the meal. To start the agape season, there is a selection of mixed-flavoured starters that can be enjoyed with several people, accompanied by a homemade cocktail, a glass of champagne or a cold tea from the menu. Highlights include wild giant prawn tails, crispy kadaïf, citrus fruits and basil, perch fritos from Lake Geneva in tempura with yellow curry or tuna tataki, sesame and chili sauce. On the flat side, guests are invited to share a whole roasted turbotin, tagliatelle of zucchini, violin, apple and charlotte courgettes crushed with Nice lemon or a rib of beef Aubrac de Meinier, summer chanterelles, apple purée with truffles. For dessert, gourmets can opt for crispy flash, country strawberries and light vanilla cream Papua New Guinea or flambéed Norwegian omelette, rosemary apricot, both served for the entire table. However, there is no question of imposing sharing on those who do not wish to: the menu also offers a wide choice of summer creations that are more traditionally served on the plate.
The Mediterranean Sea facing the lake
From his early years on the Côte d’Azur – Dominique Gauthier began his career with Jean Rostaing in Antibes, then with Jacques Chibois in Cannes -, the chef of Le Chat-Botté has kept the taste of the sun. For the Terrace menu, it combines regional products and Mediterranean flavours, including caramelized octopus salad with Espelette chilli pepper, Geneva lentil or Swiss veal chop, smoked with thyme in a casserole, courgette flower fritter, Gnocchi with truffle. Another star of the menu, the truffle, is highlighted with a selection of dishes that should delight fans of this local black diamond, including the tasty perfect cooked soft-boiled egg, truffle and polenta.