Lately I have been craving fondue. I love going to one of our local Fondue Restaurants for a four course meal. When I go out to eat I enjoy having things I don’t normally have at home, or I just simply like being out having a wonderful food experience. If you have a place called The Melting Pot in your area try it out. It’s perfect for a night out with friends or even a little romance with your partner. At the location near me, you can get a small private booth that has frosted glass around it with rose petals inside the glass.
When you go to a fondue restaurant be prepared for it to be a long evening. As stated, it’s a food experience. You’ll be talking, enjoying some wine or drink of your choice and dipping your food in various fondue sauces.
Have Fondue at Home
This is why I’m dying to have Fondue at home. It’s the perfect way to hang with your friends or family members, eat and visit. We used to do this as a family every New years and sit at the table playing games. My family really likes chocolate fondue. I don’t eat chocolate so I like the cheese or broth fondues the best.
Many choices of Fondue Sets
There’s a variety of Fondue Sets you can purchase. You can get sets that use a flame to keep the sauce, broth or chocolate warm or an electric set. Personally I prefer the electric sets which i feel are easier to manage for temperature control but I’ve had flame sets that work perfectly fine.
Flame Fueled Fondue Set
Here we have the flame fueled Fondue Set. This handy set has a cast iron bowl which is extremely durable. You can prepare the fondue on any stovetop first using this fondue pot. There are color coded forks to make it easy for you and your guests to ensure you have your own fork each time. The bowl is a nice size so makes for easy storage and it is dishwasher safe.
Electric Fondue Set
I love electric fondue sets. This particular one is good for chocolate, cheese, brother or oil. It includes the base, bowl, temperature probe, 8 fondue forks and a fork rack. The look is elegant, with the bushed stainless-steel bowl which has a nonstick interior. The dimensions are 6.12 inch x 10.50 inch x 7.00 inch (LxWxH).
Different Types of Fondue
There are different types of Fondue. I like doing the three course meal – cheese for appies, then broth for the main course and chocolate for dessert. For the appies you can do cubes of bread with mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes and even apples are delicious.
For the main course different types of meat such as steak, chicken and various types of seafood are the most common choices. Most people also include potatoes. You put the raw meat into the broth on the end of your fondue fork and let it cook in there to your desired doneness. This is part of why the fondue meal is hours long.
For dessert many people enjoy chocolate. There are varying types of chocolate that you can create for this. There is strawberries, sponge cakes cubed up and brownies that are often used for this portion.
For various recipes there are a ton of resources out there to help you find one that you would love. There are many online resources or a perfect purchase to include with your new Fondue Set would be a cook book.
So next time you are having a get together, think about hosting a Fondue Party. It’s a great food experience with lots of choices for everyone. Put out some drinks and have a great time.
Have you hosted a Fondue Party? Do you have a favorite place you like to go for fondue? If so I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. Happy Eating!