Fondue Fest ’10

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What a FFFUN day! :mrgreen:

It was filled with facials, fitness, fondue, and family! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This morning, our facials took a lot longer than expected, so my sister and I nixed our trip to the gym. While my sis showered and got ready, I went for a quick 30-minute run around her neighborhood. I loved running outside in the sunshine– it felt like a spring day! ๐Ÿ˜€

After my run, I refueled with an orange and a scoop of almond butter directly from the jar (not pictured).

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When my mom arrived at my sister’s apartment, the three of us chatted while enjoying some coffee. Of course, I went with the iced version. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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My mom’s coffee mug was as big as her head! ๐Ÿ˜†

(She’s trying not to laugh in this photo!)

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After our coffee break, we headed to Gordon’s for Fondue Fest ’10.

The event was part hands-on/part-demonstration, which included information about the history of fondue, an overview of traditional recipes, and how to make fondue.

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The menu for the event was quite impressive– it included 5 different fondues!

  • Traditional Cheese Fondue – Gruyere & Emmenthaler
  • Savory Cheese Fondue – Irish Cheddar & Stout
  • Brie and Pesto Fondue
  • Chocolate Dessert Fondue
  • Flaming Turtle Fondue (from The Melting Pot)

And a whole slew of dippers, including:

  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Savory Herbed Mini Cupcakes
  • Walnut Bread
  • Sausage
  • Mission Figs
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Orange Citrus Mini Cupcakes
  • Brownies
  • Marshmallows

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The instructors for the class explained how to make fondue and then let us loose to make our own from scratch.

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The class divided itself into 2-3 smaller groups to make the various fondue recipes.

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Our group made traditional Cheese Fondue.

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Here’s my mom rubbing garlic on the inside of the pot.

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I started with a good-size plate of food.

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Then dipped each piece in a different pot of cheese.

I loved ALL of the fondues! I really couldn’t decide on my favorite.

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The cheese fondues were paired with a French white wine and an Irish Stout.

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After my first plate of food, I had a few more bites.

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And, then it was time for dessert! :mrgreen:

We had a Chocolate Dessert Fondue and a Flaming Turtle Fondue.

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My sister and I shared a plate of dipped fruit and Orange Citrus Mini Cupcakes. Holy yum! ๐Ÿ˜€

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And, then I went back for a few more chocolaty bites. I especially loved the chocolate dipped brownies! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dessert was paired with a sweet dessert wine. Mmm!

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Mom and me! ๐Ÿ˜€

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I’m soooo stuffed right now! ๐Ÿ˜• I’m not sure what’s for dinner, but it’s definitely going to be something light!

I’m taking the rest of the evening off from working/laptop/internet, so enjoy the evening, guys! I’m off to relax (and digest).

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54 Comments

  1. I live minutes from Gordon’s, and have still failed to go there. I need to start attending some of these events they have – they sound so informative and fun!

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