- Cuisines: French, European
NileGuide Expert Says:
Local expert, Sonja Holverson reports that this is one of the best values in Geneva. Healthy portions of roast chicken (free-range), potato wedges and salad in an unbeleivable cobblestone medieval street. Pure charm.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Try the chicken curry with pineapple, raisons, nuts, coconut,and soya. Served with green salad. All fresh, all healthy, organic, non-genetically modified ingredients. If it's sunny (even in winter) come early to get a place on the terrace at lunch. Also great for a casual dinner.
Chez Ma Cousine is one of the least pretentious, and least expensive, sit-down restaurants in Geneva. What you'll find is an amiable venue of spartan-looking wooden tables and chairs, and a kitchen whose interior is open and visible to anyone entering. Don't expect creative cuisine: The very limited menu lists the kind of food that French-speaking residents of Switzerland might have been nurtured on during their respective childhoods. The menu lists at most a half-dozen options, none of them starters. Despite the limitations, the place does a roaring business. A free salad accompanies most main courses, and the only option for potatoes is "Provençal-style." Platters include several variations of grilled chicken, the house specialty, at least two meal-sized salads of Indian-style (with curry) chicken and Thai-style (with soy, coconut, and spicy tomato sauce), and roasted and sliced pork with a brown sauce, salad, and Provençal potatoes.
Although this branch in the rue Lissignol is the most popular, there's a second branch of Chez Ma Cousine across the river in the old town with the same prices and longer hours (daily 11am-11:30pm). You'll find it at 6, place du Bourg-de-Four (tel. 022/310-96-96).
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