Friday, November 02, 2018

lunch = fondue

We're doing fondue at the office today; I already served it at lunch, and I'll be serving it again to a different group of folks at dinner. It's a four-cheese fondue, not because I wanted it to be, but because there wasn't enough Gruyère and Emmenthaler at the local eMart for me to be able to feed everyone. I ended up getting a surprisingly fragrant Gouda and a cheese (whose name I forget) that advertised itself as "nutty," thus making the Gouda and the nutty cheese my Emmenthaler and Gruyère analogues, respectively (Gruyère, my favorite cheese, is often described as "nutty"; it's a marvelous cheese for baking). I ended up having more than enough cheese to feed four people at lunch; I'll be feeding four again for dinner. Pics coming.

Oh, yeah: my verrines of pâté arrived today! And the glass bottles were all intact! My lunchtime crowd didn't want to try any of the mystery meats, but I'll be foisting the pâté on my dinnertime crowd. If I can, I'll capture the looks on their faces when I tell them they're eating rat, frog, liver, and congealed blood.

PS: no pics, alas: we dug in too quickly, and the fondue was too good for us to pause and take photos. I did, however, end up feeding the various pâtés to the dinner crowd; even after finding out what they had eaten, they were okay with the pâtés. Go figure.

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