Sunday, January 10, 2010

Beacon Hill Bistro: Fondue Sundays

Come join the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro for their Fondue Sunday’s featuring classic fondue in the French style presented for sharing. With pots suitable for sharing between 2 to 4 guests ($26 per pot) - you’ll be treated to a piping hot pot of Classic French Fondue (250 ml Abymes Tradition Vin de Savoie, (white wine from the French Alps) and pinch sea salt (see recipe below) served with small potatoes boiled in sea-salted water, cornichon pickled vegetables such as ramps, cipolini onions, and cauliflower, and rustic bread locally sourced from Iggy's Francese (which has a nice open texture like a Poilane).

Fondue Sundays will run Sunday, January 10th through the Spring as a special in conjunction with the regular menu and dinner service, which runs 5:30PM – 10:00PM. Reservations are recommended by calling 617-723-7575.

RECIPE: Jason Bond’s Classic Fondue in the French Style

2 grinds white pepper, from a mill
5 passes fresh grated nutmeg
2 ounces Berghof Bio Appenzeller, grated
2 ounces Laguiole, grated
2 ounces Gruyere du Fort, grated
1 tsp Kirschwasser
1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch

Make a slurry with the Kirschwasser and the cornstarch. It should be thick, but pourable. Use more or less Kirschwasser to get a consistency you like. Set at the ready, next to the stove.

In an enameled cast iron fondue pot, add the wine, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to a boil and add the grated cheese all at once. Whisk over heat until the cheese has melted. Whisk in your slurry, a little at a time, until the fondue has a pleasant texture. Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.

Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
25 Charles Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-723-7575


Sangita said...

Hi Richard, It was wonderful meeting you at ZaZa. I love cheese fondue and its hard to find in the Boston area. Thanks for the tip! Will have to check it out!

Richard Auffrey said...

Hi Sangita:
It was a pleasure to meet you at ZaZa too. Beacon Hill Bistro makes excellent food so I expect their fondue dinner will be delicious. If you go, please tell me what you thought.