I couldn’t have guessed that Le Jules-Edouard, the little restaurant which opened on the edge of Geneva’s lovely Parc Beaulieu, was Peruvian. From the outside it looks cozy, inviting, and definitely stylish. When my Latin friends tried it and swore it was great, I immediately booked for the following evening. And it was love at first sight.
Inside, it’s truly Peru in style: there are about ten appetizers, and five or six main dishes. It’s quality over quantity – although portions are really big. And all the dishes are delicious – I know because I’ve tried them all. Grilled octopus, lomo saltado, aji de gallina, seafood risotto, and the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever tasted in my life.
Also, the Pisco Sour with passion fruit is absolutely divine. I could go only for that one, again and again. I haven’t yet tried the desserts, as I was too full by the time I got to that part, but I am so tempted by the red fruit cheesecake.
Le Jules-Edouard is a danger: it’s too good and too close to home. I predict many evenings filled with that great Pisco to cheer up the Geneva winter blues.