Consider hosting a fondue party the next time you're planning a get-together. Fondue parties cut down on your prep time, and the food is delicious. If guests don't know each other that well, the act of communal eating offers an immediate conversation topic. It's the ultimate in social dinner experiences. Here's how to do it right.
Plan a three-course fondue meal. The first course is cheese fondue, the second course is the meat and veggies and the dessert is chocolate fondue, of course. With these ideas in mind, you have many options when it comes to flavors, so be sure to be creative in your selections.
Number of Pots You Need
For the most comfortable fondue experience, have one pot per every four guests. Fondue pots with the Sterno can beneath are easiest to use, as electric fondue pots have cords that you need to find an outlet for. Avoid long cords unless you tape them down because a guest could trip and get scalded. That's a fast way to end a fondue party.
Supplies You Need
Fondue pots and long skewers with wooden or rubberized handles are best. You can also use bamboo skewers. It's important that the skewers have different color tops so guests can know whose is whose. For bamboo skewers, just mark the top with a different color marker. If using a Sterno fondue pot, be sure to get a can of Sterno for each pot. One can should last through all courses. You will also need a slotted spoon for fishing out dropped food items for each pot. Provide bowls for sauces, a serving platter for each course and plates for each guest should do it.
You don't need a main course to have a wonderful meal. You and your friends can show off your finest sweet recipes at a dessert party.
Dinner parties are a very hot trend and a great way to get together with all of your friends on a regular basis. But do you and your friends have a serious sweet tooth? Do you get more enjoyment out of the desserts than the dinner?
Dessert fondue is going mainstream, especially with the rise in appeal of chocolate fountains, exquisite miniature desserts, and plenty of options to use melted chocolate in unique ways. Making a dessert fondue is a great idea when you've got some entertaining scheduled for the evening; this elegant and fun dessert can serve as a centerpiece at a party or buffet, and will definitely have your guests talking!