Fondue With Friends: Tips For Throwing A Fondue Party

Are you looking for different twist for your ho-hum get together with your usual finger food menu? Want to get everyone together for casual dining but don’t want to be tied down to the table? A fondue party may be the perfect party for you. Fondue parties are offer a fun and unique way to dine, and are suburb for mingling and conversation. Here are some tips to help you throw your own fondue party

Decide how many people you will be inviting. The amount of people you invite will be the key in figuring out how much food to purchase. It’s a good idea to keep your list a little smaller at first since fondue is not conducive to larger parties.

Since you will be using a fondue pot for each of your courses, it’s a good idea to set up separate stations using at least three different pots. The first station should consist of a cheese based dip with bread cubes and a variety of dip-able veggies such as broccoli, peppers, and baby carrots.

The next pot would be used for your main course which will comprise of a savory sauce of your choice and cubed beef, chicken, scallops or shrimp. (Be sure to keep all raw meat away from other foods and inform your guest that they are required to cook the meat or fish in the fondue pot before eating it.)

The final station will be your dessert station. While using a chocolate sauce is recommended you can also you sweet cream based sauces. Use angel food cake, pretzels, marshmallows, and fruits like strawberries and bananas for dipping.

It may be helpful to prepare your dips over the stove and then transfer them into the fondue pots to keep them warm. This will keep dips that will be used later in the meal from becoming over cooked and possibly boiling in the pot.

When serving food for the fondue party, make sure it is cut into bite size cubes for easy dipping and eating. It’s also important to choose foods that don’t fall apart or crumble easy to avoid stray food particles in the dips.

There are a number of different fondue recipes, so before your first party make sure to experiment with a couple.

If your find that your fondue is too thick it’s not a good idea to add water; instead add something that is full of flavor such as chicken or beef broth. Depending on the purpose of the dip, wine and beer can also be added to thin a dip and give it more flavor.

If your are having a lot of people or serving raw foods it may be a good idea to use disposable fondue forks such as ones made with bamboo. Using disposable forks will help to avoid contamination from raw foods and are easier to clean up.

Create an atmosphere conducive to conversation. Fondue is casual dining and your guests should mingle and enjoy themselves.

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