Melted cheese. What’s better? In the absence of Mexican cheese dip abroad, I’ve learned to suffice with fondue. Pas mal.
After talking about it for months, my friends and I finally ventured to Montmartre’s popular Refuge des Fondus for fondue and wine served in baby bottles. Yes, baby bottles of wine. Even if the fondue tasted like garbage (which it didn’t), the baby bottles would make up for it.
Refuge des Fondus is teeny, tiny so we were fortunate to snag a reservation right before dinner. For 20 euro per person, you get an aperatif, full baby bottle (red or white), and option of cheese or meat fondue. Between the five of us, we shared a pot of oil for beef and cheese for bread. From slurping on our bottles and dipping who knows how many baguettes into cheese, our meal was definitely a success. For a fun, intimate dinner head to Refuge des Fondus and get your baby bottle on.
A few weeks ago, my friends and I had the pleasure of enjoying homemade fondue at our friend, Clément’s house. Sitting around a pot of melted cheese and baguettes is the perfect way to spend a Saturday night. A special thanks to Clément for making us dinner and providing his “secret” recipe below:
Clément’s Fondue Savoyarde Recipe
- 200 g Beaufort cheese
- 200 g Emmental cheese
- 200 g Compte cheese
- 20 ml dry white wine
- Rub the fondue pot with garlic (leave a few pieces if you wish).
- Mix cheese and white wine in the pot over heat.
- Sprinkle nutmeg, cinnamon and clove and mix.
- Cut baguette into small pieces and dip away!