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La Fondue Bourguignon (questions)

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muhlyssa Jun 6, 2001 01:05 PM

I've read thought the fondue threads and several discussions were about La Fondue Bourguignon in Studio City.

I'm planning a birthday dinner for a friend (no more than 8 people) and wondering if this would be a good place for this.

Also wondering how the menu works. Is it a fixed price for a certain amount of courses? If someone could explain this to me, I'd really appreciate it.

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    Bob Brooks Jun 6, 2001 09:30 PM

    Actually, La Fondue is in Sherman Oaks. I haven't been there for a long time and only recall that they served hot oil style fondue which, I guess, is typical of Burgundian fondues. I never remembered seeing cheese or chocolat fondues on the menu but, from seeing other posts, I guess they also offer that.

    From my experience, dinners include a salad, then everyone is brought a plate of raw ingredients on a plate that includes a half dozen or so dipping cups
    to dip the various items you have just brought out from the hot oil.

    Each person can order a plate of food to dip in the oil as they choose. The combination plate seems the obvious choice, since it contains beef, shrimp, chicken and, possibly, other seafood, along with an array of vegetables.

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      Richard Foss Jun 7, 2001 04:12 PM

      Ah, that brings back memories from my high school dating days... The simple joy of exploding cherry tomatoes from the salad in the fondue pot, the fact that at least one person in any party will have most of their meal fall off the little fork and into their lap, the dry cleaning bills afterward. I'll have to go out for fondue again soon, preferably wearing a trench coat in spite of the fact that it's June in LA.

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