Fondue - pronounced [fahn-DOO]

The word fondue is derived from the French word "fondre" which means "melt".

Because fondue is a communal meal, there are a few rules of etiquette you should observe.

For cheese fondue, spear a cube of bread and dip it into the fondue pot. Gently twirl the bread in the cheese to coat it. Allow the bread to drip a little before placing it in your mouth. This will allow any excess cheese to drip back into the pot and it will also allow time for the sauce to cool. When eating from a fondue fork, try not to touch it with your lips or tongue — remember the fork goes back into the pot. (Also remember if you choose to implement this practice, you will likely be the only one at the table to do so). No one really cares, lets be honest.

For meat fondue, spear a cube of meat with your fork and dip it into the hot oil. Allow your fork to sit in the pot until the meat is cooked to your liking. Remove your fork and place it on your dinner plate. Use your dinner fork to slide the meat off the fondue fork. You can then use your dinner fork to dip your meat into the sauce or condiment of your choice. Sounds like a lot of work to me, just sit back and enjoy the meal and don’t worry about what I just told you.

During the course of an entire evening your server will go up and down the staircase at the upstairs 120 times carrying drinks, plates, oil heated to 440°f and a heavy rock heated to 700°f. If you enjoy your service please show your appreciation. If you are not totally satisfied please let us know and we will make any changes necessary.

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