This romantic fondue Valentine's Day menu is such a treat. Fondue is such an easy entree to prepare as long as you keep stirring! Also, you can have fun choosing different dippers. And did you know there's a long standing tradition that states anyone who loses a dipper in the fondue pot has to kiss his or her sweetie?
You can include proven aphrodisiacs in this meal, like oysters (smoked oysters would be wonderful), and avocados, my personal favorite.
For the ultimate treat, you just have to taste smooth, buttery sweet avocado dipped into hot melted cheese!
Fondue recipes contain wine and garlic as well, two more aphrodisiacs. You can make your own fondue from scratch, or buy refrigerated packages of fondue at the deli department in the regular grocery store or online.
For dessert, of course, strawberries dipped in chocolate is the perfect finish. Instead of chocolate dipped strawberries, which can be messy to eat, I prefer setting out some beautiful strawberries with a small dish of melted chocolate. Double dipping is required!
Set a beautiful little table in front of the fireplace with your best china, crystal, and silverware, dim the lights, put something romantic on the iPod, and you have a recipe for romance!
Romantic Fondue Valentine's Day Menu
- Cheese Fondue
This classic recipe is delicious, smooth, and creamy. Be sure to light the candle or sterno can under the fondue pot to heat it before you pour the melted cheese mixture into the pot. And make sure that you monitor the fondue as you eat it; even with a candle, it can burn on the bottom.
- Mild Cheese Fondue
This fondue, without wine or alcohol, is made by creating a roux and a white sauce, then melting the cheese in the sauce. It's just as rich and flavorful as the first recipe, but a bit easier to make.
- Avocado slices
- Cooked meatballs
- Cubes of crusty french bread
- Cherry tomatoes
- Apple slices
- Smoked sausages
- Cooked shrimp
- Smoked oysters
- Mini croissants
- Orange Cream Salad
This sweet, cool, and creamy salad is the perfect complement to the rich fondue.
- Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate
Super sweet and tender strawberries are beginning to appear in the grocery stores in February. Choose the best you can find for this simple decadent dessert.
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue
Or choose this rich fondue to end your romantic meal. Pound cake cubes and pirouette cookies are great dippers.