Valentines Day- Do you like Fondue?

Who doesn’t like Fondue? Check out these great tips for a great Valentine’s day Fondue Dinner:

Fondues and Don’ts: 7 Tips for Romance with Fondue

There is something incredibly romantic about a fondue dinner. From the slower pace and the dipping/swirling of food, to feeding one another and enjoying the aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate and cheese fondue, up the ante this Valentine’s Day by experiencing fine dining at home with these easy fondue recipes  If you’ve decided on fondue for two but have no idea where to begin, check out these dos and don’ts on cooking up a delightfully sensual dinner.

1) DO Purchase Fondue Cookware & Utensils
While fondue is a fun way to cook a romantic meal together, it is virtually impossible without the appropriate cookware and utensils.  A ceramic pot is ideal for preparing cheese and chocolate fondue, while a metal pot produces higher heat for cooking meat and seafood. Each guest will need a long-stemmed fork (skewer), two plates (one for uncooked food, another for cooked food), and a regular dinner fork. The good news: once you buy the cookware and utensils, you can enjoy recurring fondue meals with your sweetheart throughout the year.

2) DON’T Forget About Food Allergies
Nothing could be more unromantic than an allergic reaction, so be sure to plan the menu around your date’s dietary restrictions. If you’re unsure if he or she has any food allergies, ask. It’s always better to be safe than really sorry.

3) DO Add Garlic & Wine to Cheese Fondue
Most of us know by now that garlic enhances the taste of food, including cheese fondue. Rub a clove of garlic inside the pot before adding the cheese for added flavor. (Just be careful not to use too much if you plan on smooching later on!) Other outstanding flavorings include fresh herbs, tomato paste and sauteed minced onions. Wine, champagne and even beer also improve the taste of cheese fondue and prevent curdling.

4) DON’T Allow Fondue Recipe to Boil
Cheese and chocolate fondue should be kept at a relatively low temperature, around 120 degrees—just enough to keep them warm. Stir the mixture continuously with a wooden spoon until it becomes smooth (cheese fondue should be stirred in a figure-eight motion). All fondue pots should never be more than one-third full, especially pots containing oil and broth.

5) DO Use Appropriate Fondue Etiquette
Most fondue skewers are color-coded so each guest can identify which one is his or hers. All guests should be careful not to touch their tongue or lips to forks, and double dipping should be avoided at all costs (unless, of course, you have permission from your lover).

Have a great Fondue Dinner!!

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Comments

  1. Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... says

    I have never had fondue that was cheese. I've had chocolate fondue, but that is all. Thanks for the etiquette tips!

  2. Mom vs. the boys says

    I've been to a fondue party once, it took forever for the meat pieces to cook, the best part was the chocolate, fast and easy!

  3. Bridget @ Giveaway Promote says

    Great ideas, I've never done fondue before but you've got me thinking about it!

  4. Rachel @ Rachel's Giveaways says

    The Melting Pot is one of my favorite restaurants, but unfortunately the nearest one is now about 45 minutes away.

    I've made my own chocolate and cheddar fondues many times, but haven't tried doing meat yet.

  5. Danielle says

    What an awesome tip guide. I just received a fondue set for Christmas and I had no clue where to start… guess the next date night will be a date night in!

  6. Myrah - Coupon Mamacita says

    I LOVE Fondue! We have some Melting Pots here in Florida! My daughters love to go there and cook her meal!

  7. Danielle @ "We Have It All" says

    I LOVE fondue but haven't had it in a LONG time! I love these tips, and I've been wanting to get some of our own cookware & utensils (we've always gone out for fondue).

    Thanks for the post!!

  8. Theresa says

    We used to have fondue as special treats when I was a kid. Reminds me of my father and our life before we lost him. Sweet memories! Thanks for reminding me of my Dad.

  9. Still Blonde after all these YEARS says

    I lived in Switzerland for several years and LOVED fondue. I have two fondue pots, and a chocolate pot!!

  10. royalegacy says

    Mm…This is making me hungry for fondue! I have not had it since I went to Switzerland last. They make the best Swiss cheese fondue imaginable.

  11. Felissa Hadas says

    I have never done fondue at home. Love your tip about allergies but be really careful. Those with Gluten Intolerance will need you to not use beer in the cheese fondue or they will have a major reaction. Good to know that boiling fondue is a no no so I guess a low light would be best.

    Felissa

  12. Candice says

    We love to go to a local fondue restaurant here in town and I absolutely love it! Never thought to do it at home though…I might have to give it a try :)

  13. Maria says

    MMMMM, now i want the melting pot!! fondue is sexy food. even though i feel like a cow after i've eaten 5 lbs of cheese and chocolate!
    thank you so much for you sweet words, melissa!!
    i'm thinking about you!
    <3
    hope your monday was a good one!
    xoxoxo
    maria

  14. Alyssa says

    I've never thought about having a fondue dinner for VDay. Awesome idea! We even have all the proper fondue stuff.

  15. Admin says

    We "did" fondue many years ago- I still have my pot somewhere- thx for reminding me! GREAT post.
    Marie H

  16. Naked Mommy says

    Mm… I have LOADS of fondue stuff from my dating days when I had lots of sexy time. Now, where the hell did it go??? Think we will have a chocolate fondue on Valentine's Day. It's healthy if you dip fruit in the chocolate, right? ; )

  17. Brandi says

    Sounds yummy! We got a fondue pot for our wedding 4.5 years ago, but we have never used it. Maybe I should bust it out one of these days! :)