There are two things you guys go wild for when we feature them – cheese and pink interiors. Well, this February expect to become an absolute melt for a new weekly pop-up that will bring the two together.
From Tuesday 4th February, until the end of March, every Tuesday will see a Fondue Savoyarde experience (more on that later) pop-up at Covent Garden’s 28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen. Delighting the cheese lovers of London, the weekly fondue festivals will bring a traditional, three-course menu dedicated to oozy cheese to the table.
London was practically drowning in cheese fondue and alpine-inspired pop-ups over the Christmas period that you’d think we’d had enough, but with the weather positively freezing and dry Jan coming to an end, there’s never been a better time delve headfirst into a pot of melted cheese and a bottle of red.
Most of said pop-ups subscribed to a Swiss style fondue, but Savoyarde hails from the French Alps and, in our opinion, is even tastier. Cheese connoisseurs and Francophiles will be thrilled to hear that the fondue is made up of some of the best alpine cheeses, from Comté to Beaufort and Abondance. But unlike it’s Swiss cousins, this one is infused with garlic, white wine from Apremont and kirsch, giving it light floral undertones and notes of hazelnut and that wonderfully gooey, stringy texture.
The menu kicks off with a walnut salad to start, followed by the star of the show, the cheese fondue served with a charcuterie platter and warm, crusty bread. Finally, in true French style, a tarte tatin will be served for dessert.
All set against an interior of powder pink chairs and Insta-worthy marble, it’s too gouda be true – sorry.
28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen’s Fondue Festivals will take place every Tuesday from 4th February until the end of March and are priced at £34.95 per person including three courses and a Kir or glass of Savoyarde wine.