Republished from genevalunch.com, my news site. Note: no word as yet on what is happening to the fine wine collection carried by Altitude, including many Swiss wines.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The gastronomic restaurant Altitude at Geneva’s international airport will have a new name, Le Chef, a new interior and a new celebrity chef, Benjamin Luzuy, a “rising star of the gastronomic world”, according to an airport press release.
The restaurant’s renovation began Monday; it will re-open at the end of February 2016, “boasting … a multiplicity of atmospheres with a neo-industrial spirit”, with five spaces to meet different needs.
“Benjamin Luzuy embodies a new generation of chefs … Being a passionate ambassador of local produce, he loves to unite the best ingredients of the land and the lake, and to confront the gustatory strength which only true ‘terroir’ has to offer. He defines himself as the link between the local producers and his clients.
An inventive and experimental menu
An array of Swiss Romand [French-speaking Switzerland] local produce in four seasonal collections, using four cooking methods.
From morning ‘latte art’ prepared by the Barista to inventive after-work cocktails, Le Chef will receive its guests all day long. [The menu offers] freshness for the raw or marinated; lightness for the steam cooking; exhilarating flavours for the naked flame; and tenderness for the slow cooking. These collections will rhyme with the seasons and will allow one to discover or rediscover local produce at the peak of its full flavour.”