Tonight was our anniversary and I wanted to make a romantic meal at home for us. After being at work all day I was a bit exhausted and the thought of going anywhere that required me to look presentable was out of the question :)
We both enjoy fondue and once you have all of these ingredients the rest is a lot of fun to make together. For those of you who prefer a healthy version of this I would recommend skipping the appetizer and the dessert. The main course is very figure friendly.
FOR THE APPETIZER:
Swiss Cheddar Fondue
12 ounces beer
8 ounces swiss cheese, shredded (mild Irish Swiss works best)
4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ c flour
In a medium sized bowl, mix cheeses with flour. Meanwhile, heat beer in fondue pot until steaming. Add Worcestershire, garlic, mustard and pepper; mix well. Add cheese and stir until melted.
Use chunks of bread, veggies and apples for dipping in cheese mixture.
Recipe courtesty of food.com
FOR THE MAIN COURSE:
Coq Au Vin Fondue (broth)
3 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup Burgundy wine
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
Heat vegetable stock in fondue pot until it begins to simmer (I cheated and started to heat this on the stove then moved it into the fondue pot to save time). Add all other ingredients, bring to simmer.
I used filet migon, lobster, shrimp, mushrooms, broccoli, and carrots... mmmm so fabulous
Recipe compliments of food.com
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fondue
12 Oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped
¼ C heavy cream
3 Tbsp raspberry liqueur
Recipe courtesty of this website: Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fondue Recipe