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Bar Le Cube: lovely for lunch, says Geneva specialist Tara
I must admit I have been on a bit of an eating odyssey of late, with a recent influx of food loving visitors from home, there’s no shortage of reasons to head out for a bite to eat.
And so, with each pending arrival, come the mental shortlists of places to dine. Most feature the tried and true, but there many recent finds I’m eager to experience.
Our latest lunch was at Bar Le Cube, a chic and modern little offering in Plainpalais, that by day is a hybrid of a cafe/restaurant serving a delicious selection of fresh salads and tartines, yet as dusk draws, the table settings are whisked away and it’s transformed into a bar, with cocktails, DJs and scheduled soirees a plenty.
When we arrived, Bar Le Cube was already busy, with a majority of diners making the most of the outdoor terrace and temporarily sunny weather, so we headed inside. The décor is more disco then dining, but with the friendly atmosphere and inviting casual low set couches, the space seems to work, however the aforementioned seating (perfect for post work drinks) does make eating more of a challenge, I recommend you get in early to secure one of the prime seats out the front.
The food was a simple affair, fresh lettuce topped with a sprinkling of seeds, whilst the tartines are lightly toasted and drizzled in garlic oil, all accompanied by one very creamy but delicious salad dressing, add a glass of wine (or two) to the equation and you have a rather lovely lunch.
We opted for the Plat du Jour, a “tex mex” beef atop a garlic bruschetta, served with a fresh side salad. The beef was lightly seasoned with a subtle hint of Mexican spice, but in hindsight it would have been better suited with a salad then a tartine. My visitors’ chicken salad was generous, topped with plenty of chicken on the crisp green leaves, and once again the dressing made an appearance.
Bar Le Cube certainly proves the “less is more” theory correct, whilst the lunch selection is small, its fresh and executed beautifully. Each plate delightfully presented and generously sized, so you certainly won’t be leaving hungry.
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