Tuesday, June 6, 2006

THE FARMER'S MARKET - PART II

This is my second contribution to the "Farmer's Market" round-up that Melissa of COOKING DIVA and Elena of EL AMOR POR LA CUCINA have organized...

After having shown you how the "Marché De Rive" (see report) looks, it is now the turn of the "La Halle De Rive" to be exposed...

This covered market is also very intersting as it is a little more delicatessen-oriented and offers other kinds of food than it's neighbouring open air market (reachable when going out of this market).

To walk through those "halles" is a magnificent experience that one should live only after
having eaten; we all know that going out to buy food when we are hungry is very "dangerous" as we might come back with more food than expected initially or needed!!! Nonetheless, even if you visit this place with a full stomach, you can be sure that you will buy a few little treasures as there is so much to choose from (cheese, meat, Asian specialities, Italian specialities, etc...).

Enjoy this virtual tour and if you are visiting Geneva, don't forget to pass through both markets!...


Entering "La Halle De Rive"... On the right side, there is a Lebanese delicatessen stall and on the very right, an immense cheese stall.
This beautiful cheese stall held by Mr & Mrs Müller is absolutely chock-a-block full with all kinds of cheeses. You can find a wide variety of Swiss cheese, French cheese, goat's cheese, sheep's cheese, blue cheese and also many varieties of Swiss products like honey, thick double cream from Gruyère, traditional meringues and "bricelets" from Fribourg, Bénichon mustard, "vin cuit" ("cooked wine"), wines, spirits, etc... They also specialise in delivering restaurants and hotels.
We bought some French "Maroilles" and "Munster" as well as a Swiss cheese called "Le Maréchal". Those cheeses were very fine, tasty and perfectly refined. Our choice had been well guided and we were very pleased with what we bought!!!
Here, you can see a selection of goat's cheese...
That's the other kinds of Swiss specialities they offer...
That's another stall selling ham, salami, etc...
This is a stall specialised in Italian specialities like raviolis, canellonis, pasta, etc...
A flower stall...
Strawberries, raspberries...
Fresh bread...

Marché de Rive & Halle de Rive
Boulevard Helvétique
1207 Genève
Switzerland

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10 comments:

  1. Wonderful! I really would like to visit this place. Both places, as a matter of fact. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Paz

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  2. It's fantastic ... Strawsberries, aspargus ... cheeses ... i love it ...

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  3. Quelle abondance dans ce marché, ça donne très envie d'y aller faire un tour. Merci pour ce reportage.

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  4. Oh my gosh! Everything looks delightful! YUM!!

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  5. PAZ: I'm happy that those reports were to your taste! Both places are really awesome and I would recommend anybody to visit those markets...

    FABIENNE: Paradise, indeed ;-))))!

    GRACIANNE: Merci pour ton commentaire! Oui, sur ce marché on trouve beaucoup de beaux produits variés...

    ROSA: Thanks! Yes, this market is truely a real pleasure for the senses!...

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  6. L e marché de Meulan sur seine a l'air tristouné, il faut faire un tour à genève.

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  7. Those markets look incredible!! I must admit to my shame I still haven't visited Genèva, both those markets are definately on my list when we do!

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  8. Les Slurp féquentent aussi la Halle avec une assiduité frôlant la maniaquerie. Cool reportage.

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  9. Rosa what a fabulous market. Thanks so much for sharing - everything looks so delicious.

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