I admit it, Lebanese food is my favourite. Therefore, I have diligently tried all of the Lebanese restaurants in Geneva (and there are quite a lot). I couldn’t believe that the best one, Les trois phéniciens, is actually the closest to my home.
The restaurant looks good, the staff is polite, and the Lebanese pitta bread…goodness, I could go only for that delicious bread, which is home-made and arrives at the table still warm from the oven, and looks just so fluffy. Nothing to do with the flat, dry bread that comes out of a plastic wrap in other places.
I normally start the meal with a selection of mezzes, hot or cold: my favourites are the fresh Fattouch salad, the Tabbouleh, and the Hommos bi lahme, which is regular hommos with warm lamb meat on top. It is so good, it just melts in my mouth. Then, if I am not yet full, I go for one of their specialties: the chiche taouk, skewers of chicken accompanied by rice, eggplant puré and vegetables, or my absolute favorite, the kafta du chef – meat with spices and roasted onions on top. Hot, sweet mint tea is poured into the little cups all along the meal – just like in Beirut.
The place is so good, I can never get enough. And the best part is – it’s open on Sundays!