CK and I stopped in at Forever Fondue after one of his work shifts nearby in La Jolla. We had always wanted to try fondue at a restaurant, and decided to take the opportunity to do so.
Each table at Forever Fondue is equipped with a burner for fondue hot pots. We weren't exactly sure what to order, so our waitress popped by to guide us through the menu. She was friendly and helpful.
After some thought, CK and I ordered the original fondue dinner for two, which includes a salad and cheese appetizer of choice.
We both started with the warm mushroom and spinach salad with no bacon. The salad consisted of spinach leaves, sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, and red onions. This was all tossed in a champagne vinaigrette.
Warm Mushroom and Spinach Salad
For our cheese fondue appetizer, we ordered the Queso Baja: a blend of Wisconsin sharp cheddar and Emmental, with red onions, jalapenos, and salsa mixed in. Dipping items included tortilla chips, Granny Smith apples, cauliflower, bread, tomatoes, and celery. I liked the spiciness of the cheese dip.
Queso Baja Cheese Fondue
The main fondue pot was a beef Burgundy broth served with a platter of meats, veggies, and sauces. Meats included beef tenderloin filet, teriyaki sirloin, Tarragon chicken breast, citrus and garlic tiger shrimp, and bay scallops.
There was an abundance of sauces served with our meal. I can't remember them all but some included dill wasabi aioli, garlic butter, spicy peppercorn, sesame ginger, terriyaki glaze, creamy chive, and grainy mustard. I liked the mustard and garlic butter the best. Nice and simple.
Meat and Veggie Platter
Here's our fondue pot in action...exciting stuff.
Beef Burgundy Fondue
I found our metal plates kind of entertaining, almost Medieval-like.
For dessert, we ordered a chocolate fondue made of 1/2 milk chocolate, and 1/2 dark chocolate. This was fun to eat, and you really can't go wrong with hot gooey chocolate.
Dipping items include bananas, strawberries, rice krispie squares, pineapple, and white cake. The bananas were definitely my favourite.
Chocolate Fondue Dipping Items
Overall, it was a fun experience, but the food didn't wow us.
I enjoyed the cheese and chocolate fondue a lot, but the main beef broth fondue was aiight. It is what it is: food boiled in broth.
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La Jolla, California, USA