If you should find yourself in the Paquis neighborhood near the train station and despairing of the new hamburger rage, sick of pizzerias and kebab, duck into the rear of the Hamburger Foundation for a lovely surprise.
I’ve had oysters in Europe before and had always despaired of their bland flavor and puffy texture. Nothing like the culinary roller coaster of love you can find in most oyster bars in the US, East or West coast. In other words, I was skeptical. Whether it was the warm friendly service staff, the other smiling patrons, or the soundtrack that followed Edith Piaf with Chet Baker (a match truly made in heaven), I conceded to my companion’s prodding and went for it.
I was stunned to find the familiar delcious, creamy, brininess a la kumamoto. Shucked with love and pride right before your eyes and delivered to you by those very same hands – a stellar and unexpected treat! If you like oysters, it’s worth the treasure hunt to find Chez Henri.
Chez Henri, Rue Philippe-Plantamour 37, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland