Do You Fondue?

Lat Sunday for my birthday (#29!), Hubs took me to The Melting Pot for dinner. While the food and atmosphere were amazing, the best gift of all was a few hours of freedom from a clingy baby! Sorry, Sweet T but it’s the truth.
The booths are set up to make patrons feel like they are the only ones in the restaurant. We didn’t see any other diners until we left the building. Loved the light fixture in the booth and took a picture.
First course was a cheese fondue
The second course was a salad and I neglected to take a picture. Third course was meats and veggies. We both like the filet mignon best, although the ravioli was the best we’ve ever tasted.

Don’t forget the best part…dessert. We opted for dark chocolate fondue with sea salt. Yum!

This experience got me to thinking about creating fondue at home. With a $100+ price tag for two people, trips to The Melting Pot will probably be limited to once a decade for us.
A few years back I got one of those do-it-yourself chocolate fondue kits and was sorely disappointed. The chocolate kept burning and it was such a pain to clean that I never used it again. It would have been easier just to microwave a candy bar and dip marshmallows in it! Amazon has a few fondue sets in the $40 price range that have good ratings so I’m thinking about getting one in order to have an easy way to create affordable, romantic date nights at home.
So do you fondue?
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  1. Kate Weber says:

    Oh yum! I've never had fondue for dinner, only desert, but it's definitely one of my favorite deserts. I think it's fun, easy and oh so tasty! It looks like you had a fun date night!

    Simply Kate

  2. I remember doing fondue as a kid when it first became popular (yes, I'm that old). I have never been to The Melting Pot, though there is one nearby. It is so nice that you got to have a little couple time… that is so important :)

  3. Hillary Brooke says:

    Yay for date night! We've yet to have one yet since baby.

    LOVE the Melting Pot! My parents took us there while pregnant, and I stuffed myself crosseyed!

    The dessert was my favorite part.

    (Found your blog thru Spearmint Baby's Alexa Blog Hop!)


  4. Attila & Tamara says:

    I LOVE fondue and grew up having it as a child!
    These are our family recipes for cheese and chocolate fondues. Both very easy and very tasty!

    Cheese fondue:
    Melt 6 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add 6 tbsp flour and 1/2 tsp salt, dash pepper and 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard. Add 3 c milk. Stir mixture constantly over medium heat until it thickens and boils for one minute. Gradually add one pound cut up Swiss cheese and 6 oz cut up Gruyere cheese until cheese is melted. Add one tsp Worcestershire sauce and one to two tbsp sherry (or any wine). Serve immediately with pieces of toasted french bread and apples.

    Chocolate fondue:
    6 oz semi-sweet choc. chips
    2 tbsp butter
    1 can sweetened condensed milk
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    dash salt
    In small heavy saucepan, over medium heat, melt chocolate and butter. Stir in sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes or until mixture is hot and slightly thickened. (Can also be done in microwave safe bowl–just put everything in bowl and warm up, watching carefully). Keep warm in fondue pot while serving. Serve with assorted dippers (my favorites are: pineapple, marshmallows, apples, pound cake, strawberries, bananas, and kiwi.

    Hope you enjoy!

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