Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Captures All the Magic of the Christmas Season with Festive Offerings for All the Family
From festive menus at the restaurants and wellness offerings at the Spa, to an unforgettable visit from Father Christmas himself, a world of joy awaits in Geneva
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva has launched a range of activities to celebrate the upcoming festive season. At this time of year, the Hotel takes on a magical appearance, with elaborate Christmas decorations adorning the interiors. Pine garlands and ribbons decorate banisters and mantelpieces while a gorgeous pine tree stands majestically at the entrance, its branches styled with red ribbons and adorned with hand-painted glass baubles. The Hotel is conveniently located steps away from Geneva Old Town, where cobbled streets and snow-dusted squares are filled with restaurants, boutiques and independent shops.
At Il Lago, Michelin-starred chef Massimiliano Sena has created exquisite festive dishes based on sharing and conviviality. The Christmas Day menu takes guests on a veritable culinary journey from the south to the north of Italy and beyond, with the likes of salt cod and sardines from the Amalfi Coast, and white truffle and fassona beef – a highly prized lean meat sourced from grass-fed cows – hailing from Piedmont in northwestern Italy.
Christmas dinner is available at a price of CHF 230 (per person, excluding wines).
To celebrate New Year, Chef Sena has crafted a festive menu that honours his southern Italian roots, with the likes of a Mediterranean fish platter featuring langoustines, sea urchins and caviar, and homemade pasta with blue lobster, pigeon and black truffle.
A musical quartet will infuse the evening with a lively ambience between 9:00 pm and 12:00 midnight, setting the stage for an energetic countdown to welcome the New Year in style. Wine pairings by Head Sommelier Salvatore Salerno will be available too.
New Year's Eve dinner is available at a price of CHF 390 (per person, excluding wines).
At restaurant Izumi, Executive Chef Toshikazu Kato has crafted a selection of festive dishes available throughout December 2023. Guests will be able to indulge in Japanese dishes with an international twist, with the likes of chutoro tataki (blue fin tuna), sauteed forest mushrooms, and hoba yaki duck breast.
On New Year’s Eve, guests will have the unique opportunity to celebrate the evening from the Hotel’s iconic rooftop with a carefully thought-out omakase menu. The chef will showcase the very best of his creativity and skills to give life to culinary creations such as a festive sushi dish and char-grilled wagyu with tisazu butter, mushroom and crispy artichoke. The restaurant’s rooftop location offers the perfect setting to enjoy spectacular lake views, with firework displays illuminating the night sky come midnight. Live piano music will further add to the ambience.
New Year’s Eve dinner on Izumi rooftop is priced at CHF 500 (per person, excluding wines).
Bar des Bergues
Overlooking Place des Bergues, Bar des Bergues offers a cosy, convivial setting to enjoy a laidback festive meal and Christmas-inspired cocktails. Alongside the bar’s usual culinary offering, the menus will include festive creations such as guinea fowl served with chestnuts, barley, salted popcorn and white truffle. The bar’s mixologists will also prepare signature Christmas and New Year’s Eve cocktails to immerse guests in the festive spirit. Made with a velvety cocoa cream, cassis, lemon juice and ginger beer, the Bar’s Christmas cocktail is garnished with a beautiful rose and a strawberry dipped in rich chocolate. During the day, little guests can indulge in the Hotel’s signature hot chocolate topped with marshmallows.
Salon Dufour Pastry Trolley
Between December 5 and 22, 2023, a pastry trolley brimming with festive delights will be set up in Salon Dufour. Available daily between 12:00 noon and 9:00 pm, the trolley is a veritable feast for the senses, with French sable biscuits, gingerbread and homemade cookies available alongside the pastry chef’s signature Yule Log. Live harp performances and piano sessions enhance the festive ambience.
Il Panettone di Massimiliano Sena
This year, Michelin-starred chef Massimiliano Sena has created a signature Panettone, Italy’s much-loved Christmas cake that is traditionally enjoyed over the festive season. This exquisite creation celebrates conviviality, with family and friends coming together to savour Italy’s favourite festive cake. Made with apricot and gianduja, Chef Sena’s 1 kilogram Panettone is available daily for collection from Il Lago from December 1, 2023.
- CHF 90
- Pre-order on + 41 (22) 908 71 10
Christmas Yule Log Takeaway
Shaped like a pinecone, this year’s Christmas Yule Log has a soft chocolate biscuit base covered in hazelnut crisp and coated with a fine chocolate layer. At the centre of the Log is an exquisite blueberry confit filling covered with a delicate layer of lemon confit with fir buds, topped with an indulgent chocolate ganache. By prior reservation only, the chef’s signature Log is available for pick up on December 23, 24 and 25, 2023 from the reception desk at Il Lago and Bar des Bergues.
- CHF 90 (serves 6 to 8 people)
- Pre-order on + 41 (22) 908 71 10
Chalet des Etoiles aux Bergues
Guests can savour a traditional fondue or raclette at rooftop Chalet des Etoiles aux Bergues as they take in panoramic views of the lake and the snow-capped mountains. The restaurant has a warm and cosy alpine setting, with wood panels, furry rugs and faux-fur cushions and throws. Vintage skis, festive wreaths and twinkling lights create an authentic mountain feel, perfect for an intimate tête-à-tête with friends, colleagues or loved ones.
- Open from November 2 until December 23, 2023
- Dinner from Tuesday to Sunday - two seatings at 7:00 and 9:15 pm
- Information and reservations: +41 22 908 7676
Christmas Spa Experiences
Spread out over the top floors of the Hotel and offering wonderful vistas of Geneva and the snowy Alps beyond, Spa Mont Blanc is a soothing haven where guests can indulge in a little festive pampering with Christmas-inspired treatments. The Chardonnay Antioxidant by Dr Burgener ritual uses chardonnay grapeseed extracts, renowned for their powerful anti-ageing properties. The treatment starts with a body scrub and wrap, followed by a champagne massage that leaves the skin glowing and rejuvenated. Available for purchase from the Spa boutique, gift cards make for the perfect Christmas gift to pamper loved ones.
For information and to book a Spa experience, contact +41 22 908 77 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festive Family Fun
From the beginning of December 2023 to early January 2024, children will be welcomed with a Christmas Treasure Hunt booklet upon arrival, packed with exciting quizzes, riddles and scavenger hunts that propel the children into a festive adventure. At turndown, children will discover delightful Christmas bedtime stories waiting for them on their beds. Santa Claus will visit the Hotel on Christmas Eve between 3:00 and 5:00 pm, reading stories and offering gifts to children in Salon Dufour. Little ones will also have the opportunity to take a Polaroid photo with Santa Claus himself, receiving the memento instantly.
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