Festive Afternoon Tea at Hotel d
December

Celebrate a host of festive occasions with us this December.

15th October 2018

Thanksgiving at Hotel d
November

Join us for a Thanksgiving feast, a charity evening and much more this November.

15th October 2018

Vegan Geneva
Where to Find the Best Vegan Food in Geneva

With the city's best chefs becomingly increasingly creative with plant-based ingredients, Geneva isn't short of great vegan restaurants.

16th July 2018

Rubens Leopard Bar
Take a walk on the wild side at these exotic leopard print inspired bars

With the new Leopard Bar now opened at The Rubens at the Palace, here are six of the best feline-inspired hotspots in which to celebrate this perennially chic print.

25th May 2018

Fruit Salad Brunch Geneva
The Best Sunday Brunch in Geneva

Discover Hotel d'Angleterre's famous Sunday brunch, a glamorous three course affair that includes an extraordinary variety of cuisines.

02nd February 2018

Fruit Salad Brunch Geneva
The Best Sunday Brunch in Geneva

Discover Hotel d'Angleterre's famous Sunday brunch, a glamorous three course affair that includes an extraordinary variety of cuisines.

02nd February 2018

fondue and raclette
Where to Get the Best Fondue and Raclette in Geneva

Fondue and Raclette, a cheese lovers dream come true in Geneva. Experience this celebrated Swiss tradition. 

23rd December 2015

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Grilled Scallops Recipe from the Indian Food Festival

Calling all foodies: the Indian Food Festival has returned to the acclaimed Windows Restaurant at Hotel d’Angleterre in Geneva for the 13th consecutive year. With renowned Chef Alfred Prasad heading up the kitchen, this year’s menu promises to be as delicious as ever, with innovative dishes like Lamb chops in a green papaya, garlic, ginger

13th August 2015

Chef Michael Coquelle
Chef Michael Coquelle Returns to Windows Restaurant

Ideally located in the heart of the city, guests staying at Hotel d’Angleterre don’t have to travel far to enjoy Geneva’s finest cuisine. A favourite among visitors and locals alike, Windows Restaurant serves its culinary creations against the incredible backdrop of Lake Geneva and the towering mountains in the distance. Experts in the field of

07th April 2015

Windows Restaurant, Hotel d
Recipes From the Indian Food Festival

  The Indian Festival and its traditional tandoori oven have take residency at the Hotel d’Angleterre for part of August and the experience is guaranteed to be more delightful than ever! For those who haven't been able to sample some of the Chefs authentic specialties we bring you two of our favourite recipes to take you on

14th August 2014

A taste of Geneva - six irresistible restaurant recommendations

Genève regorge de superbes restaurants, mais le choix est si vaste que les visiteurs peuvent en être déçus. Six membres de l’équipe de l’Hôtel d’Angleterre vous proposent leurs coups de cœur pour vous mettre en appétit. Le Flacon à Carouge (1 * michelin) Recommandé par Fabienne Bouriaud, directrice des ressources humaines, Le Flacon est

30th June 2014

Black Périgord Truffle
Nature's Black Gold: The Black Périgord Truffle

One of the most coveted and luxurious foods on earth, black truffles are a treasured ingredient in top restaurants throughout the globe. Only available for a small period of the year, from late autumn until early spring, Hotel d’Angleterre is marking truffle season by offering a very special Truffle Experience throughout February. Designed to showcase the outstanding flavour of this precious delicacy, the menu available at Windows Restaurant in the Geneva hotel includes a selection of black truffle specialities, each made with black Périgord truffle. Choose from Jerusalem artichoke soup, served with an egg, cooked to perfection at 65°C, beef carpaccio dressed with truffle oil, or an indulgent Aquerello risotto with a parmesan chip. Alternatively, keep it simple with a sublime plate of fresh tagliolini pasta with truffle. For added indulgence opt for a supplement of freshly grated black truffle on your dish of choice.

Black Périgord Truffle

Named after the region in the Dordogne where it’s found, the black Périgord truffle is one of the most exalted of its kind and is available from December through March. However, this variety is believed to be at its best in January and February, when its chocolatey flavour and distinctive aroma are at their peak. Increasingly difficult to find, Périgord truffles are among the rarest, most coveted truffles on the market. Gourmands all over the world are keen to sample this delicacy, collected from the woods of the Périgord by ‘rabassiers,’ or truffle hunters. The hunters rely on the traditional and laborious method of using dogs or pigs to help locate the truffles. Sows are particularly skilled at this, not only because pigs have an excellent sense of smell, but also because the scent of a truffle has similarities to a pheromone released by boars. The downside is that, once the pigs locate a truffle, they usually eat it themselves, hence why many hunters prefer to use dogs to assist their search.

Black Périgord Truffle 

In addition to gracing the menus of the finest restaurants, truffles can be found at dedicated truffle markets, which are located throughout France. The largest truffle market in the world takes place in the small, sleepy village of Richerenches, located between Avignon and Valence, whilst the market in Lalbenque, close to the Périgord, is also a sight to behold. At their prime, the fresher black truffles can fetch up to €1,000 per kilo at wholesale and around €4,000 at retail value.

Black Périgord Truffle

Hotel d’Angleterre’s Truffle Experience is available throughout February at the hotel’s Windows Restaurant.

Image Credits: Lead image iStock/ansonmiao. Black truffle pasta iStockPK6289. Dog hunting for truffles iStock/CharliePhotox. French black truffle iStock/OSTILL.

 

 

 

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