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Café Calla To Open At Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

Hong Kong, 7 May 2014 – Mandarin Oriental, Geneva is delighted to announce the opening of Café Calla on 2 June 2014. Introducing a high-end luxury Café concept in the heart of Geneva, the new restaurant led by Chef Nasser Jeffane will offer modern French and health-conscious cuisine, centered around regional products. Along with an innovative selection of organic-based recipes, guests will also enjoy an extensive choice of beverages including a variety of wines from the Geneva region.

The A La Carte and Daily Special menus at Café Calla will be prepared with fresh house-made ingredients, including locally-sourced meat and fish, a large selection of side dishes, an extensive list of wines from the Geneva vineyards, as well as healthy drinks and cocktails. For lunch, the Café will propose a new business lunch option with a “55 CHF lunch in 55 minutes” three-course menu.

Café Calla will be directed by Chef Nasser Jeffane, a former disciple of renowned chef Thierry Marx. Nasser was a Sous-Chef at Michelin-starred restaurant Sur Mesure at Mandarin Oriental, Paris for two years before joining Mandarin Oriental, Geneva. His past experiences include various famous Michelin-starred restaurants and hotels, such as Le Pré Catelan and Hotel Lutetia in Paris.

With its relaxing yet elegant atmosphere, the river-fronted Café Calla will feature 120 seats, including a 10-seat Chef’s Table and a 34-seat outdoor Parisian terrace, complemented by a walk-in 1'500-bottle wine cellar. A cheese glass dome will be available for dinner only and guests will enjoy live cooking stands and a seasonal buffet during the restaurant’s Sunday Brunch.

About Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

A living example of Swiss hotel tradition at its very best, Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has a superb location on the River Rhône, located within the heart of the city’s shopping, historic and business districts. Following an extensive refurbishment, the hotel features 197 elegant and spacious rooms and suites, with many suites enjoying private terraces with supreme views of the river, Old Town and snow-capped mountains. Michelin starred dining; unparalleled service and luxury make it the ideal choice for discerning travellers.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand, the Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing close to 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, ten in The Americas and 15 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 14 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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