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Culinary Concepts

For more than 2 years, the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is honored to have on board James Norman who is a highly-experienced Executive Chef. Having started his career 18 years ago and after having worked in several countries around the world, including Switzerland since 2009, he is now fully devoted to his new position. With original - sometimes crazy - ideas, he brings quality and luxury in a creative way. Welcome to the little kingdom of culinary surprises in the heart of Geneva... Signed by Chef James Norman.

LAKE PERCH FILLETS : Our local “Signature Dish”

Perch fillets, a typical local dish, are always a touchy subject: they are not easy to get from Lake Geneva. By dint of perseverance, in early fall of 2012, the Chef reached an agreement to supply the hotel with one of the last local fishermen. The FloorTwo is proud to present its signature dish: authentic perch fillets from Lake Geneva! No less than 50 kg of fresh perches are caught each week to meet the demand.

Garden at the FloorTwo Restaurant

One of the Chef’s last challenges is the beautiful garden set on the FloorTwo Restaurant terrace, street Monthoux. Far from the first plantations with aromatic herbs, there is a real garden: 30 meters long where you can see more than 16 varieties of vegetables and fruit. James Norman is ambitious. The symbol is huge: the priority of the Hotel is local and fresh products, with the best quality possible.We will re-open it in May with more varieties and surprises…

The “Kempinski cows”

At the beginning of the summer 2012, the Chef selected a farm near Geneva where some cows are now exclusively dedicated to Kempinski production. Cream, milk, cheese, butter… The Grand Hotel Kempinski is proud to present its Kempinski cows from the Avully Farm: one of the last one near Geneva which still produces for Vivadis dairy brand. A concept which also brings a green action to protect the environment!

Honey by Kempinski

In the same way of thinking, in May 2013, beez will check-in at the Hotel: some beehives will be placed on the roof on the Hotel to produce our own honey, as VIP guests’gifts.

When the Chef just brings one of his ideas to life, he is already working on the next one. “All Five-stars Hotels have luxury standards. We make the difference with the personality of our offer.” says the Chef James Norman, so excited. What is the next project? A signature dish for the FloorTwo Restaurant which will make a noise… More information soon!

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About Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva: 

Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva is a luxury five-star Hotel and Spa complex, the largest in Switzerland, that enjoys a privileged location on Lake Geneva with stunning views of the Jet d'Eau fountain and Mont Blanc. With its perfect combination of elegance and first class service, Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is the first choice for discerning guests around the world and a destination in itself.

The Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva features 412 rooms including 33 amazing suites and 14 apartments. The Hotel is home to 3 gourmet restaurants: Italian cuisine at Il Vero, expertly prepared steak at Le Grill and traditional Chinese cuisine at Lou One. The Spa Valmont with 1,400m2 dedicated to wellness and relaxation in a peaceful and refined setting with a further indoor 250m2 fitness centre and 20m-long indoor pool. A luxury shopping gallery with a car rental
agency, a pharmacy and an underground parking complete our offer.

About Kempinski Hotels:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 78 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. •

For further media information:

Talbot Marion • Public Relation Director • Tel. +41 22 908 91 45
Quai du Mont-Blanc 19, C.P 176, CH 1211 Geneva 21, Suisse

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