We can’t deny that one of the advantages of winter is enjoying several delicious dishes and have a lot of wine. Eating fondue, for example, is one of those things we usually do during the winter, right? I love fondue, so I made a reservation for us at Taureau, a French bistro – which serves fondue all year round!
There are two choices of fondue. One is the Full Village, with cheese, meat, and chocolate, for $65 per person. The other is the Cheese & Chocolate Special, with cheese and chocolate, for $53 per person. We choose the first option since we had never had fondue here in NYC and we wanted to have a complete experience. For the cheese fondue, there are seven different cheese options and you can choose one for two people. We opted for the Perigord, an 18 months parmesan with truffled olive oil. It comes with green salad & croutons as much as you have cheese in the pot for dipping.
Then, we had the meat fondue. There are four options: filet mignon, steak, pork, or chicken breast. For two people, you can choose two options. We chose the filet mignon and steak. In this fondue, you can opt for canola or olive oil or the vegetable broth or red wine broth. We chose red wine broth. You cook the meat and then dive into one of the homemade dips – tomato, mustard, etc … But next time, I’d choose the oil, not the broth.
Lastly – and, I confess, I was super excited about it, the chocolate fondue! You make a choice between milk chocolate or dark chocolate – our choice. This fondue comes with banana and seasonal fruits. In our case, it came with strawberries and apple, plus marshmallow and bread. It was perfect, you could tell that the chocolate was pure, you know?
And since we were eating fondue, we also got a bottle of wine. The restaurant serves both glasses (which cost $10 on average) as well as bottles. We chose a Bordeaux, which was $32 – which I found very affordable for wine in a restaurant.
We left the restaurant very happy and super satisfied! Not to mention that the atmosphere is very intimate – perfect for a date. I recommend making a reservation because Taureau is not very big. Also, keep in mind that it’s a “time-consuming dinner” – we spend 2 1/2 hours there. That was one of the things I liked the most because we were not in a hurry to leave and we also did not feel the pressure to leave soon. Taureau is open from Sunday to Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. You can make a reservation through the website.
Address: 558 Broome St.
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