Dunking is the only way to properly introduce basketballs to hoops, doughnuts to coffee, or a cousin’s face to a half-melted carton of ice cream. Slam it home with this Groupon.
$125 for a Fondue Experience for Four ($200 Value)
On Monday through Thursday evenings, quartets can sample any of the house’s fondues, dunking vegetables into cauldrons of smoked gouda blended with beer and monterey cheddar, slices of fruit or marshmallows into dark, milk, or white chocolate, or marinated meat into a choice of bubbling oils.
Bubbling cauldrons fill the tables at Taureau, sending up a bouquet of scents that mixes simmering cheese blends, deluxe chocolate at its melting point, and oil that adds a crispy layer to marinated meats. These smells, and the flavors that they represent, were enough to entice the staffers at Zagat, who gave the spot a coveted 27 out of 30 for their molten entrees. During each outing, diners skewer everything from carrots, strawberries and marshmallows to pork tenderloin and filet mignon before sending them deep into the tableside fondue vats. The decadent feast caters to the tastes of both vegetarians and clients with food allergies, and every portion comes with chunks of fresh bread and field green salads. Meals unfold within the romantic confines of Taureau’s BYOB dining room, which is a favorite setting for occasions ranging from first dates to intense interrogations of criminal gingerbread men.