Geneva, Switzerland
Mathieu, 39
Architect
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm an architect with the firm belief that we can improve the way we live

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Chet Baker is always a good companion.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Rome, Seinfeld, The Sopranos, South Park and House of Cards will be my top five

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Swimming in the lake is incredible, i really wish i could do it more often

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Geneva and where did you get it?

During "la semaine du goût", a sort of food festival, the restaurant Café de sources prepared a wild boar on the street, I was there to eat it and it was fab

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Geneva that you particularly like?

The fridge, it's a tiny bar hidden in the restaurant called Bleu nuit, and you have to go inside a fridge to get there

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Geneva? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

I invited my brother for his 30'th birthday at Chateauvieux, the 2 michelin stars restaurant of the chef Philippe Chevrier. it's really expensive but it's also a fantastic once-in-a-life-time experience.

What restaurant in Geneva looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Here are a few places which don't look crap but they are quite simple. I love these kind of places: dédé, le thé, la maison d'asie, parfum de beyrouth

Where can you get the best cocktail in Geneva? Which one do you like?

Atelier Cocktail Club, Bottle Brother

Where would you take your partner in Geneva if you wanted to really pamper them?

Auberge d'Hermance

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

malakoff, actually not from Geneva but from canton de Vaud. It's a fried cheese ball, you definetly have to try once during winter apero

What are the Geneva spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Bains des Paquis

Tomorrow’s your last day in Geneva. How do you spend it?

at Bains des Paquis, breakfast, sauna, swimming in the lake, cheese fondue

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Copenhagen = inspiration, Tokyo = intense, Napoli = food, New York = New York

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