Early man established some of the greatest culinary traditions, from cooking meat over a flame to submerging a grape in a vat of cheese to determine if it can swim. Sate curiosity with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Fondue
French bread and apple cubes slip into a jacuzzi of white-wine-laced swiss-cheese fondue ($9.75–$17.50) and diners submerge the La Mer's scallops, shrimp, and tilapia ($18.95–$23.95) into bubbling soybean oil using special forks. Three-course classics weave a complete fondue tale, including the classic ($34.95/person), which transitions from a cheese-fondue starter to choice meats swimming in soybean oil before a grand finale of fruits, marshmallows, and cake coated in molten chocolate.
The owner of Fondue Stube announced an early, voluntary retirement in 2010, but a barrage of encouragement and love notes scribbled onto lightly used napkins stopped the fondue guru from closing the establishment’s doors. Because of this outpouring, Fondue Stube has continued to flood West Rogers Park with its sizzling fondue and house-made dipping sauces for more than 40 years.
Chefs decant piping cheeses, oils, and chocolates into inviting cauldrons that forge the foundation of a sweet and savory dipping menu, which was lauded as the Best Fondue in Town by CBS Chicago. Once a friendly staff member deposits these potions and skewers at each table, guests are encouraged to dip breads/apples in the cheeses, meats and vegetables in the oil and fresh fruits in the chocolate pot.