Savoury & Sweet Fondue Places
There have been several threads about fondue places in Toronto, but they're quite old and don't have that many responses. So I was hoping you guys could suggest some reliable places for cheese fondue as well as chocolate fondue. Which places are your favourite and which should be avoided at all costs?
A week or two ago I had the most delicious cheese fondue at Reds Bistro... (think its on Adelaide)
They had a couple of fondues to choose from, on the servers recommendation we tried the blue cheese fondue.
I was a little turned off by the description of it, but the flavours were amazing. The fondue was almost sweet, with little hints of walnut and port.
We had it with a bottle of GSM....
will definitely go back for another taste.
The fondues were on the bar menu. I dont remember all of the other ones... but pretty sure there was a "traditional" gruyere fondue as well as a blend by the cheese boutique.
The fondue was for 4 people... i think it was around 30$. Came with apple, lots of baguette, and some pear.... and maybe also some type of walnut toast.
Will be sure to be more attentive next time so that I can report back more accurately.
(ps - have also had the fondue at the beer bistro. as well as at Carens...both were very good, although a little bit small... and at Carens you get to pick the "sides")
and Far Niente
I heard Lakes Bistro has a good fondue but it doesn't show up on their online menu
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Note: if you want the fondue at Cafe Taste, mention it when you make your reservation. They only have so many fondue pots, so if you order it on a whim, they may all be in use. Although the time this happened to me, they did bend over backwards to get us one as soon as possible, if that's your reason for going there, it seems like a good idea to stack the deck in your favor. :)
When I had the cheese fondue at biermarkt a few years ago, it was horrendous. I lived in Switzerland for a while, so my standards may be a little high. However, it was the consistency of alfredo sauce, too runny to stay on the bread. The flavours were hard to decipher, and it was a definitive disappointment> Not sure if it's changed since I had it last, but I would avoid it unless your idea of fondue perfection is getting stale brad to mop up the last of the sauce (from a jar) from a plate of fettucine alfredo.
Just wanted to chime in re: Cafe Taste - I've got to say that place is confusing. It does indeed have fondue, but it's another tealight fondue pot that doesn't keep things bubbling, and while I appreciate that extra toast is made to order, how on earth can it take fifteen minutes when there are no other customers in the restaurant? It's a beautiful restaurant with outstanding local items on the menu, but the food is only so-so and the service is, well, I hate to say it, pretentious. A fon-don't.