The best restaurants in which to enjoy a fine fondue
Published on 10 November 2017, dans Flavours & Gastronomy
The winter season has arrived and with it the urge to enjoy a delicious cheese fondue with family or friends. This hearty and convivial meal is a delight for young and old alike. Here’s a quick tour of the three best fondue restaurants in Paris, so you can choose where to savour one of the true culinary delights of winter.
The restaurant Pain, Vin, Fromages
Located at 3, Rue Geoffroy-l'Angevin in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, the restaurant Pain, Vin, Fromages (Bread, Wine Cheeses) welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere to enjoy a fine fondue selection prepared with French ingredients. These are excellent, tasty, and the choice is vast, especially when it comes to the cheese.
In fact, you’ll be spoiled for fondue choice. You can tuck into the typical Savoyard fondue or go for a touch of originality by opting for Indian, southern, Normandy, or Seguin variations - with goat cheese - or Roquefort or Burgundy fondue. Accompany your dish with a good glass of wine from the wide selection offered by the restaurant. All the wines are chosen by the renowned oenologist Vincent Durand, a guarantee of quality. And if you don’t finish the contents of your bottle, you’re welcome to take it with you.
The restaurant Les Fondus de la Raclette: a mountain chalet vibe in the heart of Paris
With locations in the 11th, 14th and 18th arrondissements of Paris, the restaurant chain Les Fondus de la Raclette offers a unique concept; the feel of a chalet high in the mountains where sharing and conviviality is key, and it’s all in the heart of the capital, all year round. In these restaurants there’s plenty of exposed wood, the better to recreate an ambience reminiscent of high and snowy altitudes. The portions are generous, so you’ll have ample opportunity to savour the taste of the excellent Savoyard fondue with crème de truffe. All the tables are stone-topped and have their own integrated grills, allowing you to cook your fondues and raclettes just as you like them, which all adds to the unique atmosphere of the place. This traditionally-styled restaurant offers a treat for your taste buds, and the traceability of the fresh ingredients is guaranteed.
The restaurant Heureux Comme Alexandre
The restaurant Heureux Comme Alexandre, located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, offers a menu of three dishes, a deliberate restriction of choice intended to make optimal quality the focus. Specialising in pierrades and fondues, this friendly and welcoming restaurant uses only the very freshest of ingredients. Meat is also served and there’s a good choice of side orders. A family restaurant with a festive spirit, Heureux Comme Alexandre also offers a delightfully old-fashioned style of interior décor that contributes considerably to the overall atmosphere. As for desserts, the Alex' is fully capable of pleasing the most demanding taste buds and the chocolate fondue, with its fresh fruit, is the perfect way to finish your meal in style.