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Fondue in Toronto?

Baelsette Mar 4, 2009 07:28 AM

Hi there,

Just returned from the west coast and went to a great spot and had fondue for the first time in years!
I was wondering if anyone knows of any spots in the city that serve cheese fondue? I konw it's a throw back but damn is it yummy if it's made right.

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    miranda RE: Baelsette Mar 4, 2009 07:46 AM

    Caren's on Cumberland in Yorkville has Cheese Fondue...small portion but good....Miranda

    1. Ediblethoughts RE: Baelsette Mar 4, 2009 08:11 AM

      For the longest time I was looking for a good cheese fondue place; about 10 years or more ago my friend and I swore by Le Rendezvous on Prince Arthur. They had 4 or 5 different kinds of cheese fondue... sigh. Le Rendezvous is long since gone. It was SO good. Nothing has come close since (and for many years we tried place after place with no real success). One place we did enjoy (though portion size was an issue, I think) is on Bathurst near Dupont... I can't remember the name but they offered shots of kirsch (I think) with the fondue---another thing to dip the bread in. My friend and I were dubious but after we'd tried it, we were very much convinced (and pretty tipsy by the time we left). It might have been called Duponti...??? I haven't been in years but it's on my to do list to go back to.... definitely will not be driving that night!

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        Atahualpa RE: Ediblethoughts Mar 4, 2009 09:15 AM

        I think the place you're thinking of is now gone. (The name escapes me at the moment).

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          Ediblethoughts RE: Atahualpa Mar 4, 2009 12:10 PM

          Thanks--I just read that on the thread that one of the posters attached. That's too bad. We enjoyed it! But it was one of those weird restaurants that has no idea of its own identity; very disconcerting for a diner. Unless you're too tipsy on hard alcohol to care any more...

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          Ubervache RE: Baelsette Mar 4, 2009 02:45 PM

          The Beer Bistro has a rather good cheese fondue (I don't remember what beer is mixed into the fondue). If you ask your server, they'll even throw in some crisp Granny Smith apples.

          Beer Bistro
          18 King St. E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, CA

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            auberginegal RE: Ubervache Mar 4, 2009 06:38 PM

            i didn't mind the fondue at beerbistro, though the last time i went with a group and ordered it, the bread was moldy (which we discovered after starting to eat). they took it away and gave us a replacement, but not sure if they were trying to rush it out because the cheese didn't seem hot enough.

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              theresah RE: auberginegal Mar 5, 2009 04:32 AM

              I posted this earlier, but fondue at the Bier Markt has to be one of the worst I have ever had. I had it during their fondue festival last month. It was cold and tasteless. Thank you to all for the other tips.

          2. sloweater RE: Baelsette Mar 4, 2009 04:41 PM

            I think Biff's still does fondue in the bar area.

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