A tender touch of the toe into the ocean, a chip scraped across a ranch-scented surface—nothing tempts the senses like a nice, quick dip. Tease your taste buds with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of dunkable delights at Simply Fondue in Queens. Served with a smattering of fresh breads, veggies, and fruits, Simply Fondue's communal cheese bowls take center stage. Try the beer- and garlic-blended Wisconsin sharp cheddar, or foodwoo your lover with the sexy traditional Swiss Chalet ($18 for a full pot, $13 for a half pot). You can also dismiss fondue in favor of a lush salad, including a classic caesar—romaine, parmesan shavings, and herby croutons, all tossed in a creamy dressing—or fresh spinach and strawberry ($9 each). Simply Fondue also offers prix fixe dinners designed for two: try the original four-course house special and choose selections such as beef tenderloin, Grotto Bay sea scallops, and farm-raised chicken breast ($39 per person with a two-person minimum). Pair your meal with wine or one of Simply Fondue's martinis, such as the Almond Joy or the Banana Split. End the meal on a sweet note with an original chocolate blend, flambéed tableside and served with a collection of delicious confections, including pound-cake bits, marshmallows, berries, Rice Krispies squares, rolled cookies, cinnamon-sugar bites, and more. Re-create cabin fever with the Campfire Chocolate, a nostalgic mix of rich milk chocolate, jumbo marshmallows, and smashed graham-cracker bits.
Simply Fondue Queens
Under the mellow glow of Simply Fondue's chandeliers, small groups sit at marble-top tables, immersing fresh bread, vegetables, and fruit in bubbling pots of gourmet cheeses. Heavy drapery and metallic walls surround each semiprivate dining station, allowing diners to sink skewers into gooey cauldrons without having to worry about secret techniques, such as eating slowly, being revealed to those surrounding them. The menu showcases regional blends such as the traditional swiss chalet, as well as the italian fontina, infused with romano cheeses and a base of garlic, basil pesto, and marinara. More than 100 martinis supplement dessert fondues include the Rocky Road pot—marshmallow cream, nuts, and rich chocolate.