Monday, August 2, 2010

Dante's Down the Hatch


I've been thinking about visiting Dante's for quite some time due to its reputation as a jazz venue. But a friend recently told me that it's actually a fondue place. That sealed the deal. I was a huge beef fondue nut when I was little but I haven't had it in at least 30 years.

Jennifer and I really enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere is definitely kitch but that just adds to the fun. We started out with a cheese fondue appetizer that came with fruit and bread. It was surprisingly light---I had worried that I would be too full, but it was a great way to start. For my main course, I had the beef fondue, which also included some vegetables. Although I didn't appreciate the finer points of fondue when I was little, it's a great way to spend an evening with people. The slow pace encourages talking.

At some point, I'll go back for the chocolate fondue. They recommend it as a separate trip. You have to reserve in advance and they only serve one party every night. Any dessert experience that intense is too good to pass up.

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