Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 4:51 PM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Valentine's Day and fondue: A cheesy way to say 'I love you'

By Fritz Hahn

Gooey melted Swiss cheese -- the perfect Valentine's Day snack? (Fritz Hahn - The Washington Post)

There's something goofy about asking a date out for fondue. The idea of eating bubbling cheese or chocolate from a flame-heated bowl is inherently retro and messy; the intimacy of sharing the bowl makes it couple-y. But for me, the magic disappears at a chain like the Melting Pot. So try this: Grab a date and go to the lounge at Cafe Mozart, order some big glasses of beer and a pot of the house fondue. Take turns dipping pieces of soft baguette into the gooey Gruyere and Swiss cheese with the long, skinny fork, sip dark Spaten Optimator beer or a German wine, and listen to the live piano or accordion music. (If you're in a dessert mood, get chocolate fondue with Austrian coffee cake and fresh fruit for dunking.)

The windowless bar and lounge isn't the most attractive room in Washington, but it's the people and the music that give Cafe Mozart its character.

An order of fondue costs $18. If you go on Tuesday nights, when happy hour is extended until 9 p.m., you can get half-liter glasses of beer for $5.65 each.

By Fritz Hahn  | February 8, 2011; 4:51 PM ET
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Valentine's Day 2011  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Abramovic, Schnabel to visit Hirshhorn this spring
Next: Nightlife Agenda: World-Class DJs, Nerd Nite and slow jams

 
Search Going Out Guide for More Events

By Keyword

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company