Luxury capital Geneva has a plethora of high-end restaurants, with Michelin stars, sommeliers and world-class chefs abound. And, after a long day strolling the streets arm-in-arm, when the sun sets over the shimmering lake, what could be better than a romantic pitstop at one of the city's finest restaurants. Here are a few notes about where to plan your Geneva rendezvous.
Domaine de Chateauvieux
It doesn’t get much more romantic than this: a 16th century chateau surrounded by vineyards beside the River Rhone. Satigny is only a few kilometres outside Geneva but you feel like it’s out in the country. Whether you dine in the atmospheric restaurant or out on the cool terrace, you’re bound to feel pampered. Chef Philippe Chevrier is a local, born and raised in Geneva, and his passion for the place is clear to see, both on and off the dinner plate. Highly recommended. www.chateauvieux.ch
If Italy is the land of lovers, then it has to be an Italian meal for a romantic night out. And where better than Il Lago, whose interior could double as a sumptuous Italian villa. Classic yet elegant, with windows overlooking Place des Bergues. The menu offers traditional favourites along with a few surprises for lovers of northern Italian cuisine. www.fourseasons.com/geneva
Parc des Eaux-Vives
The setting is magical: an 18th century chateau (that could easily feature in the Three Musketeers) sitting in a lakeside park with landscaped lawns running down to the water. Take a table in the contemporary brasserie or on the sunny terrace and enjoy the fine modern cuisine. Maybe even make a night of it and stay in one of the seven stylish bedrooms. www.parcdeseauxvives.ch