For The Love Of Fondue!
I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m writing about fondue? It’s not a food and it’s not a dish. But it is a WAY to eat food. And a really fun way at that.
The reason I write about fondue today is simply because I just did exactly that! My foodie friends and I spent some time at Bread & Chocolate in Old Town, Alexandria (and how convenient that my boyfriend works there too!), and happened to have their delicious ganache-based fondue.
Now, I’ve had my fair share of fondue in my life, so you could say I’m a bit of a pro (not at all, I just eat a lot), and I love trying new flavors of cheese, chocolate, oils, etc. In fact, my all time favorite restaurant is The Melting Pot. Yes, I KNOW, it’s a chain, but I love it so much not just because of the actual fondue, but because of the event based around it. If you’ve ever been to The Melting Pot, it is like a 3 hour ordeal, so go with people you enjoy spending time with.
I also love the fact that you can make every course in it as well. A cheese course for an appetizer (my Stepmom found this great Swiss cheese at the grocery store that works really well…I wish I could remember the name), flavored oil or broth for the main course (use seafood, beef, chicken, vegetables), and last but not least, the dessert course. Now all of you that know me know how bad my sweet tooth can be, so this is definitely my favorite part of the meal. I love how you can use any type of chocolate, mix it with other flavors, and dip in so many different types of foods in. The dippers….now that’s what makes fondue. You could dip in almost anything for the dessert round - fruit, graham crackers, marshmallows, pretzels, shortbread. The list goes on and on. And who DOESN’T like everything dipped in chocolate!?
So for all of you that have never done fondue, do it. Now. Like, right now. Get all your friends and make a party out of it. It’s great for game nights, sports games, and even cocktail parties. And remember, it is about the food, but even more about the company.
Until next time, my fabulous foodies, happy eating!
-THE FOOD EXPERIMENT