Thursday, November 29, 2007

Happy Fondue to You

Kenny turned the ripe old age of 31 this week and we joined/dragged some friends along for a celebration in his honor. Our time in Peru is waning - 2 years goes by much faster than one might think - so we are currently in the midst of "Operation: It is almost certain we will never return to Peru again so let's do, see, eat everything we want to before we depart so said departure can be made with no regrets."

Thus, we opted to try a new restaurant for this birthday dinner, a fondue place creatively called La Fondue at the uncharacteristically for Lima opulent Swissotel. For those familiar with it, La Fondue is not exactly the Melting Pot. However there was a certain charm to its kitschy alpine decor, Heidiesque clad waitresses and traditional Swiss fare.

the birthday boy before the feast

a little Swiss Chalet in the middle of Lima

In addition to several fondue options, they also served Raclette, something I have not eaten since visiting Switzerland almost 15 years ago. Raclette is both a type of cheese and a way in which the cheese is served. If you like fondue parties and/or fun appliances, you might want to invest in a Raclette Grill - it is a delicious and fun twist on cheese consumption. We did not order Raclette - too much cheese and chocolate fondue to inhale - but will be going back at least once more in order to do so.

this too can be yours...after all, Christmas is coming...

with our friends and our fondue pot

10 comments:

Celia Fae said...

Yum. A little piece of Switzerland in Peru. Who'd a thunk.

Now I am going to have to go to Raley's and buy some fondue and bread because it sounds so delicious.

two forks said...

happy birthday kenny!

p.s. linsey you don't even look pregnant!!

Jessica said...

Who knew Peru was so multi-cultural?

Anonymous said...

I love that little cheese over too - People don't know what they are missing :)
~ Lane

Brown Sugar said...

I am sure this will make my sister very jealous!

gab said...

Mmmmmmm...sounds good. You guys are very very young. (I think all my blog friends are!) Glad you youngsters are enjoying life in Lima! Keep the posts comin'...

Ilene said...

Now I am hungry. Love fondue. Chocolate and cheese are two of my favorite food groups. When we were growing up my mom would also heat up some oil in our Fry Daddy and we would deep fry steak and hot dogs too. We were classy fondue folk.

Denae said...

YUM! YUM! YUM! I LOVE FONDUE! That sounds just too delicious. How fun and happy b-day to your husband!

Ellie said...

They have an awesome Raclette place in San Francisco. Mmmm. I am glad you just went ahead with the chocolate though, 'cause desert is what really matters most.

Adrianne said...

lindsay knows me all too well... did you get any pointers on the chocolate fondue for me??

 

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