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Published June 30th 2018
The ultimate winter warmer
Fondue, lovely as it is does not have a particularly exotic origin. It began as a way for Swiss Alp farmers to use up bits of cheese. These were melted in a pot with wine and flour. They then dipped in chunks of stale bread to moisten them and voila, a feast.
But the communal nature of the dish, the sharing of food and the gentle chatter and laughter that ensues when friends precariously balance a morsel of food over a seething lava of melted cheese, lives on. Did you know that fondue tradition dictates that if a person loses their bread in the fondue pot they owe the group a round of drinks!
The aptly named Swissotel Sydney invites guests, locals and visitors to the heart of Sydney's CBD, to enjoy a traditional Swiss fondue.
The culinary team at Swissotel Sydney has recreated a traditional fondue for diners to enjoy during the colder months. The special Swissotel Sydney fondue recipe is a combination of Swiss cheeses, Emmental (a yellow, medium-hard, savoury and mild tasting cheese) and Gruyere (a traditional, creamy, unpasteurised, semi-soft cheese), Kirsch (a clear, colourless fruit brandy), white wine and garlic, all blended together and served in one deliciously warm pot.
The chefs at Swissotel Sydney can also adapt the flavour of the fondue dip to suit guests' preferences by adding Fourme d'Ambert blue cheese, Gorgonzola Dolce blue cheese or truffle on request…or all three!
The fondue is served with traditional crusty baguette bread, pickled onions and a farmer's garden salad. Other delicious dip-able additions include spiced meatballs, 'mac and cheese' croquettes, potato rostis, beer battered chips, seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, cured speck, pork salami, and even nashi pear.
Swissotel Sydney has also curated a unique beverage menu which pairs perfectly with fondue. It includes Kirsch, mulled wine, peach schnapps, calvados and apple schnapps.
For dessert lovers, there is also a sweet option. Diners can dip their way into a special house-made milk chocolate fondue with favourites such as marshmallows, strawberries and more.
Photo Swissotel Facebook Our Swiss chocolate fondue.Captured by Sweetandyummie
The Swiss fondue is available at Swissotel Sydney, located right in the heart of Sydney's CBD, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5.30pm to 10pm.
The cheese experience is priced from $29 per person while the chocolate alternative comes at $22per person with a minimum of two people per booking.
To book and for more information about Swissotel Sydney click here.