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Geneva on the Lake: Not the Value for Money I Expected
One of the upscale destinations recommended by I❤️NY travel guide, Geneva on the lake is a historical hotel built in nineteen ten with a view of the beautiful lake. Looking like a castle, painted in white and embraced by acres of greenery, the hotel is mainly visited by retired people seeking calm and serenity. With traditional rooms, several distinct entrances to the club and restaurant, the destination is also known for its spa and pool. Dinner is served at 6 pm and 8 pm.
Candle lights, white tablecloth, flowers, and a woman playing on the harp, dinner is served in a small room with a view of the garden. Since 1981, the restaurant welcomes its guests in a charming and calm setup. I sat by the window where a bit of light illuminated my table. The restaurant is called: Lancellotti Dining Room at Geneva On The Lake.
You are handed two menus; the candlelight dinner menu and the tonight’s special. On the menu, find some appetizers, soups and the signature crepe as well as the filet mignon and the halibut fish. The specials list hosts the duck breast and a special tomato crepe. I recommend having the wine pairing option which includes three wines from the lake area.
Dinner starts with bread and a bowl of balsamic mixed with olive oil. I loved the bread and the sweetness of that special balsamic.
The first impression came with the tomato crepe which tastes like any tomato sandwich and the scallops that are cold. A big scallop with some crunchy things, a strong acidity, and notes of spiciness. I honestly didn’t understand what I ate. The food lacks fitness and style. I looked at the plate and said: “I can’t understand what I’m eating.”
While waiting for the main course, we were offered a salad, a mix of organic greens my little daughter would have prepared better. A cheap looking salad not up to this hotel standard. At I expecting something when it’s not? Such a hotel with a night priced at 430$ deserves to have a better restaurant.
I wished if I didn’t have dinner here... I was clear about the garlic allergy; the risotto contained garlic and the potatoes contained garlic as well. A plate with a dry fish and dry scallop served with a side of mashed potatoes. A juicy duck with a garlic risotto. Cheap looking plates an American diner serves.
Service is brusque!
Baked Alaska is not tasty! Don’t order it.
Below average, cheap and lacking finesse and style, that restaurant is bad! I won’t recommend it to anyone. I’m not sure if it’s worth it having breakfast here tomorrow.