I am about to reveal to you the secret location of my winter terrace, where there is a beautiful waterfall and long bamboo stems with green leaves. It’s peaceful and it’s quiet. You’ll find me there sitting at a table, enjoying my coffee while typing on my keyboard. Only regulars know of this place. The secret is well kept, however a place like this must be shared.
May I introduce you to the terrace of the Eastwest hotel. This small boutique hotel close to the lake is located in the district of Pâquis and invites you to discover its winter garden. The small summer open-air patio was dressed for the winter season with a glass structure allowing guests to enjoy the natural light. In this intimate conservatory, one can feel outside while being… inside. Whenever I lift my head, I see the sky. On rainy days, drops of water fall nearby and sound like poto poto (onomatopoeia used in Japanese to describe the sound of the drops). Sometimes, small flakes land gently on the glass roof. When the sun is out, I can feel its ray of light through the window that warms my cheeks. I enjoy this little haven of peace in the morning as well as in the afternoon. It’s also a place to enjoy your lunch. The chef Xavier Watrelot is very creative.
In addition, the Eastwest hotel is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. 10 different culinary journeys are scheduled. First stop is in Japan with a Japanese-inspired menu for lunch and dinner for a price of 54CHF / person.
Trust me when I say you should keep this small hotel in mind because many things are happening and will continue to happen throughout the year.
Photography © Le Petit Chou
Rue des Pâquis 6, 1201 Geneva