When you throw a dinner party, not because of an occasion, but due to your inner call to meet your close friends and gossip and catch-up, then you tend to put a little more thought to the dinner menu you are going to serve. You start exploring options beyond pizza, beer and take out Chinese.
If you have the cooking gene, chances are you will be considering pulling off a lavish cookout. The only hindrance that it leaves you with litter or no time to interact with your guests. There, however, lies a special dinner menu that requires minimal cooking, but maximum fun eating, a Fondue party.
What is a Fondue party?
A fondue party is the new chic menu on the block. It is basically a melting ingredient, ideally, chocolate or cheese served as a dip for other accompaniments like crackers, strawberry, marshmallow, and others.
What can I put on the menu?
If you are wondering how is it possible to serve a three-course meal with melting cheese, then relax, for you really can.
A starter fondue includes melting cheese topped with everything nice like soft or hard pretzels, candied walnuts, dried apricots, dried figs, snack crackers, tortilla chips. If you are having health freaks over then add parboiled vegetables like zucchini, broccoli, carrots, and asparagus.
While for the main course, try a broth fondue or oil fondue where your guests dip in vegetables like baby potatoes, meatballs, and salmon. Make sure your broth is thick and heavy. Desserts will naturally include chocolate fondue with strawberries, bananas and other savory fruits. You can even add white chocolate.
What are the advantages of a Fondue party?
A fondue requires little or no cooking time. The saved up time can be used for catching up with friends. The simplicity of it is the ultimate reward.
There will be little to wash up post the party as there are very few utensils required like the fondue pot, the plates you serve your accompaniments on and the skewers you put out.
It is a self-serving food menu which means all your friends get to sit around the table without you having to run around to serve anyone. Lay it up on the table and your party is set for the night.
So kick back and relax for your next party for the menu is as easy as a pea.