Champagne Fondue – the Perfect Valentine’s Day Dish

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By Nancy Buchanan

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7/2/2011

by Nancy Buchanan on February 7, 2011

Now that the question of whether the Steelers or the Packers will win the Superbowl has been answered the next “big” question looms.

To go out or stay in for Valentine’s Day?

Both options have their strong points. Dining out of course has it’s advantages – no dishes to do, multiple menu choices and of course, ambience. What’s not to like? Well on Valentine’s Day that could include not getting a reservation, crowded and noisy dining rooms and food that sometimes misses the mark. Need a babysitter? You have better odds of winning the lottery.  But what about staying in? You can make exactly what you want and no reservations are required.  If you plan your dinner after the kids are in bed, no babysitter is needed. It would be perfect… if you just didn’t have to deal with all the dishes.

But you don’t – not if you make fondue!!

Fondue just may be the perfect Valentine’s Day dish. One pot is all it takes and no forks or plates are required – and there is something very romantic about feeding your main squeeze morsels of bread dipped in this rich, creamy and luscious fondue.

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A Pomegranate Royale and Champagne Fondue

So, open a bottle of bubbly, light a few candles and put on your favorite tunes… no reservations required!

Valentine table setting Champagne Fondue   the Perfect Valentines Day Dish

A couple of candles and a few roses - keep it simple!

Here are some other fondue recipes you might like!

Recipe Girl – Cheddar Cheese and Beer Fondue

Sippity Sup – Classic Swiss Fondue

Chocolate and Zucchini - Cheese Fondue

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria February 7, 2011 at 7:33 am

Beautiful! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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Amanda February 7, 2011 at 7:42 am

I have never seen anything like this before… just brilliant!!!

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Priscilla - She's Cookin' February 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Haha, your “main squeeze” – don’t get all romantic on us ;) Love the scene you created for your photos of this sexy fondue. We’re definitely staying in and avoiding all the special Valentine’s Day menus – usually disappointing.

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Rich February 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm

We always stay in, and I suppose this is just another reason to – this is a fantastic idea … and it looks pretty danged good, too!

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Nancy February 8, 2011 at 8:41 am

Hi Rich!!

We do too!! This fondue is “pretty danged good” if I say so myself – I have one client who requests it every year!!

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marla {family fresh cooking} February 8, 2011 at 5:56 am

Nancy, this is the perfect Valentine’s dish! Looks delish & romantic too :)

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Nancy February 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

Thanks Marla – this is one of my most requested dishes from my clients!

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Kristen February 8, 2011 at 6:34 am

Mmmmm I love fondue! This looks wonderful.

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Nancy February 8, 2011 at 8:39 am

Thanks Kristen! Definitely decadent… but that’s what Valentine’s day is all about, right?

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Barbara | VinoLuciStyle February 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

No main squeeze for me but I am hosting an Un Valentine party this Friday for my wine group and this would be perfect. We’re focusing on wine and chocolate pairings but I planned to make something savory and this is beyond perfect!

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Nancy February 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm

This should go over really well!! I have a client that I cook for who has parties with just “the girls” and they love this .. a true indulgence!!

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Kim February 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm

So crazy, it just might work! Realistically, we’ll probably go buy some food, take it home, cook it together, and if the weather is nice, we’ll go “candlelight in the garden.” :-)

[K]

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Nancy February 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Now that sounds romantic!! Even if the weather were nice we wouldn’t be doing dinner in the garden (I mean jungle – our yard is in dire need of TLC!!).

Hope you both have a wonderful one!!

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My Man's Belly February 9, 2011 at 4:43 am

Going out to eat on Valentine’s Day is for amateurs. This looks so much better and you don’t have to deal with a waiter’s bad attitude.

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Nancy February 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Amateurs or those who enjoy frustration!!! I have to say that I do feel for the waitstaff on that night .. so many expectations!!! Far better to stay in and enjoy the evening with no interruptions (or rude waiters!!)

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paul jennette February 9, 2011 at 6:54 am

Beautiful! I love your table setting, simple but elegant. My vote is to stay in with the main squeeze, it can be far more romantic with little to no hassle!

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Nancy February 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I completely agree!! I think this year we are actually going to be home and not at a game… woo hoo!!!

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Kate February 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I don’t “do” Valentines Day – too Hallmarky – but if I did you certainly have some lovely inspiration going on !!

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Nancy February 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Hi Kate!!

Valentine’s does have a “hallmarky” aspect to it.. which is too bad !! But you don’t need Valentine’s day for this recipe … it would be good on any cool night “just because”!!

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Magic of Spice February 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Delightful…what a beautiful recipe :)

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Magic of Spice February 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Delightful…what a beautiful recipe :)

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Nancy February 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Thank you so much!!

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lisaiscooking February 10, 2011 at 5:36 am

I’m definitely staying in for Valentine’s Day, and fondue sounds perfect! I even have a new fondue pot to use. The champagne is such a nice touch and makes it that much more elegant!

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Nancy February 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!

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