Opus B, flavor and human warmth

Every month I go to Geneva for work. Every month I leave my loved ones and yet every month I look forward to paying another visit to Opus B. The menu is small to the point of abruptness. The products have a history and terroir of which to tell. Even more incredible, Carine, Thomas and Benjamin will unleash on you their passion for and pleasure in sharing their knowledge of the producers, their land and their means of production – be it vintage sardines from Quiberon, fine meat from Metzger or magical wines from small enlightened winemakers such as Bruno Duchêne’s Pascole. Then there are the dishes prepared by Benjamin Luzuy and his team. They have only one thought in mind : to highlight the flavors of these lovingly selected ingredients. Light yet filling, the lamb two ways is unforgettable. The sides are fresh and almost enough in their own right, such as the truffle cannelloni or the Jerusalem artichoke risotto. Benjamin is young, mischievous and talented. What he is really sharing are his heart and curiosity. His partner, Benjamin Abittan, reigns supreme over the modern yet warm dining room and the service, determined to ensure that his clients’ happiness is complete. He is the first to create a connection amongst these clients, making this unique moment as humanly fulfilling as possible. The concept is ssimple : casual, youthful and affordable gastronomy for a new generation of foodies who are demanding rather than uptight. And to top it all, their terrace is the only one in the entire Champel district, just five minutes from the town center.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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