Over at Taureau in SoHo, they’re doing fondue right with a selection of high-quality melted fromage, DIY meats, elegant desserts and distinctly French flare.After a long day working in the FiDi or shopping down Broadway, there’s nothing better than a well-prepared meal in a relaxed, classy atmosphere. In fact, the only thing that could improve that dreamy scenario is a big pot of cheese, wouldn’t you say? Over at Taureau in SoHo, they’re doing fondue right with a selection of high-quality melted fromage, DIY meats, elegant desserts and distinctly French flare. When it comes to cheese, Taureau offers 19 different homemade blends served alongside a side of salad and freshly soft-baked garlic croutons (prime for plunging into a hot batch o’ cheese). The Devil’s Whiff is one of the most popular choices for its fiery mix of pepper jack, sharp cheddar, red wine, and crushed red pepper. Add an extra side from one of 11 different offerings, like the sliced Mexican chorizo for extra spice, or the fresh steamed broccoli for some greens.
For most, fondue is synonymous with cheese, but there’s also a selection of Fondue Bourguignonne, a style of cooking straight out of Burgundy. Curious carnivores can cook their own choice of meat (from pork tenderloin, hanger steak, filet mignon or chicken breast) in a bubbling cauldron filled with one of Taureau’s five hot oils or broths. And for dessert? Settle that sweet tooth by submerging a sugary array of marshmallows and seasonal fruits in a pot of dark or milk chocolate. Interactive dessert like this has got to be the future, folks. Pro Tip: this spot is BYOB, so be sure to grab a bottle of vino before the night’s foray into fondue. What’s cheese without wine anyway?
Ecco Village (choice of three courses), $41 prix-fixe per person
Full Village (choice of three courses), $50 prix-fixe per person
Deluxe Menu (all you can eat), $70 prix-fixe per person
Sunday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.