East Coast Wine Trail

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Calling cheese and chocolate lovers

Swissôtel Sydney is going back to its Swiss roots by serving cheese and chocolate fondues again this winter in Sydney CBD. 

Fondue is a uniquely Swiss culinary experience and its history dates back to the 18th century. At Crossroads Bar in Swissôtel Sydney, the culinary team has recreated a traditional fondue recipe best enjoyed during the colder months.
The Swissôtel Sydney fondue recipe is a combination of two Swiss cheeses - Emmental and Gruyère, Kirsch (a clear fruit brandy), white wine, garlic and a secret ingredient, all blended together and served in a pot. 
The house-made Swiss fondue is enjoyed with crusty baguette bread, cornichons, pickled onions and cos salad. 
Diners can personalise the flavour of their fondue dip to suit their tastes by adding Fourme d'Ambert blue cheese, Gorgonzola Dolce blue cheese, truffle or all three. 
Dipper options will include kipfler potatoes, spiced meatballs, slow-cooked flat iron steak (served pink), seasonal vegetables (carrot, capsicum, broccoli), grilled portobello mushrooms, pork salami, beer-battered chips, potato rosti, prawn cutlets and baguette bread.
To complement the experience, Swissôtel Sydney has curated a special beverage menu, which pairs perfectly with the fondue, including Swiss-inspired cocktails, Josef Chromy Pinot Noir, Pike's Riesling, Kirin Apple Cider and mulled wine.

For those with a sweet tooth, Swissôtel's chefs have created a blend of Swiss chocolate fondue accompanied by marshmallows, pound cake, strawberries, pineapples, kiwifruit, crushed peanuts and almond flakes. 
Dippers include churros, waffle sticks, pretzels, mini doughnut balls, ice cream, bananas and strawberries. 
Lorraine Mercuri, general manager of Swissôtel Sydney said: “The overwhelmingly positive feedback from guests last year encouraged us to bring back the traditional Swiss fondue experience to Swissôtel Sydney this winter. 
"Fondue is an authentic Swiss culinary tradition, which is best enjoyed with friends and family during the colder months, and our culinary team have introduced new fondue dippers to make the experience more exciting for all.”
The Swiss fondue is available at Crossroads Bar in Swissôtel Sydney, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm-9pm from May 30 to August 31. 
The gourmet experience is priced at $34 per person with a minimum of two people per booking. Accor Plus members can enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine and 10% discount. 

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