Is there anything better than warming up with a good glass of wine and a serving of steaming melted cheese? Of course not? That’s why many restaurants in São Paulo start serving fondue at this time of year.
The side dishes are left to the customer’s taste, but it can be the good and classic Italian bread, the healthier broccoli or even potatoes.
Check it out below 10 restaurants in SP which included new recipes from fondue in this season of Winter.
Served exclusively at dinner time, Nonno Ruggero, home of Grupo Fasano, will offer the Savoyarde fondue – emmenthal cheese with gruyère, white wine and Kirsch liqueur (R$ 275), which is accompanied by a basket of breads, and the fondue of Chocolate (R$190), with fresh fruit.
Rua Vittorio Fasano, 88, 1º andar, Jardim Paulista / Tel.: (11) 3896-4000 / Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 7 pm to 11 pm, Saturday and Sunday, from 7 pm to 11 pm.
Casimiro Ristorante, located on the fourth floor of the Santos-Augusta building, starts offering a special fondue menu this winter. With an Italian soul, of course.
Among the new options, the Fonduta di Grana Padano (R$220) is a beautiful opportunity to taste, otherwise, the classic sauce with which the Tatini traditionally prepare linguini, a creamy sauce resulting from the combination of Grana Padano with Emmental and gouda, melted over very low heat. Served with special homemade breads, stuffed with pancetta and raw ham.
Fonduta di Manzo e Agnello (R$250) comes with two types of filet mignon (beef and lamb), accompanied by a variety of dal Tatini sauces, such as Pizzaiola (pomodoro pulp, basil, white wine, garlic and oregano) or Béarnaise (butter emulsified with white wine and tarragon).
Fonduta Dolce can be ordered in two versions: Cioccolato Bianco (R$170) and Cioccolato 70% Cacao (R$180). They arrive at the table accompanied by grissinis (crispy pralinée, champagne biscuit and meringue), fresh fruit (strawberries, seedless grapes, banana and apple) and marshmallows.
Alameda Santos, 2159, 4th floor, Jardins / Tel.: (11) 3062-7776 | (11) 99859-8526 / Opening hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 12:00 to 23:00, Fridays and Saturdays, from 12:00 to 24:00, and Sundays, from 12:00 to 16:30. It doesn’t open on Mondays.
Led by chef Gabriel de Almeida, this little piece of Trancoso in São Paulo brings “the cuisine of the sea” on the menu, with hints of Iberian cuisine and its former colonies around the world.
For the colder season, the chef creates the “Winter Festival”, which includes fondue options on the menu: seafood with octopus, pink shrimp, mussels, bread, ginger mayonnaise and artisanal cheeses (R$ 200) , meat (R$ 190), a mix of sea and meat (R$ 240) and chocolate, with 70% cocoa and fruit (R$ 105). All serve two people.
Rua Coropé, 57, Pinheiros / WhatsApp: (11) 94007-4756 / Opening hours: Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 16:30, Dinner: Wednesday to Sunday, from 18:00 to 23:00. It does not open on Mondays.
Jordão Bar, in Tatuapé, launches a new exclusive menu for the coldest days. The house offers the option of Fondue Quattro Formaggi (R$ 139), a blend of cheeses melted in white wine and spices, accompanied by diced Italian bread, guava paste and rustic potatoes; and the Nutella Fondue (R$119), a Nutella-based cream accompanied by fresh fruit and wafer tubes.
Rua Apucarana, 1452 – Tatuapé / Tel.: (11) 2671-0668 / Opening hours: Sunday to Tuesday, from 12:00 to 23:00, Wednesday to Thursday, from 12:00 to 24:00, Friday and Saturday, from 12:00 to 01:00.
With the arrival of the cold, the chef Alain Poletto rescues his recipes from the heart: the specialties of his homeland, the Haute-Savoie region in France. “We bring to the menu the real fondue French,” comments the chef.
Bistrot de Paris presents three suggestions for fondues: Au Fromage Originale Arrosée au Kirsh (R$95 / per person), classic fondue smooth with the chef’s secret blend of Appenzeller, Emmenthal and Gruyèr cheeses, plus a touch of white wine and Kirsch; Fondue au Fromage et Planche de charcureries (R$ 109) with cheese, accompanied by selected cold cuts; and a sweet option, the Fondue au Chocolate, fruits de saison et Madeleines (R$ 46 / per person), semi-sweet chocolate with seasonal fruits and madeleines.
Rua Augusta, 2542 – Jardim Paulista / Tel.: (11) 3063-1675 / Opening hours: Monday, from 12:00 to 15:30, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 12:00 to 15:30 and from 19:00 to 23:30, Thursday, from 12:00 to 23:30, Friday and Saturday, from 12:00 to 24:00, and Sunday, from 12:00 to 22:00.
the chef Marcilio Araujo from Empório Manuel included two fondue options in its menu. The first is the Savoyarde fondue (R$ 240), prepared with Gruyère cheese, Emmenthal cheese and Roblochon cheese prepared with Riesling and German Kirsh wine accompanied by artisanal bread made with natural fermentation and potatoes, and the Chocolate fondue, served with seasonal fruits ( BRL 110). For those who order the two fondues together, the price is R$ 320.
Rua Manoel Guedes, 426, Itaim / Tel.: (11) 3073-1679 / (11) 9308-74396 (Whatsapp)/ Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 8 am to 11 pm, and Sunday, from 8 am to 11 pm.
Since 1995, Florina has been serving Swiss cuisine specialties and family recipes brought by Ms. Rosalie, born in the city of Bern.
The Häfeli family has a tradition in gastronomy for more than 50 years in Brazil, through the Berna brand, known for its charcuterie and other European specialties.
The fondue menu has good options such as Gruyère and Emmental cheese (R$185), or Emmental and Gruyère cheeses with truffle sauce (R$215).
The meat option, cut into thin slices, is served in hot vegetable broth with white wine and assorted sauces (R$155). All are accompanied by cold Viande des Grisons, Landjager and Lyoner with chives and gherkins.
To close, there is also the chocolate fondue with fresh fruits and artisanal cookies (R$ 110).
Rua Cristóvão Pereira, 1220 – Campo Belo / Tel.: (11) 5041-5740 / Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 7 pm to 11 pm, Saturday, from 12 pm to 4 pm and from 7 pm to 11 pm, Sunday, from 12 pm to 5 pm . It does not open on Mondays.
Parigi and Bistrot Parigi
A tradition for years at the Parigi restaurant, in São Paulo, and, more recently, on the menus of Bistrot Parigi, both from Grupo Fasano, the foundes are available in the Savoyarde version – prepared with Emmenthal cheese with Gruyère, white wine and Kirsch liqueur (R$ 275).
It can be accompanied with an appetizer fillet (R$ 150), broccoli (R$ 25) or potato (R$ 25).
For lovers of the sweet version, Parigi also offers the chocolate fondue that comes with fresh fruit (R$190).
Bistrot Parigi: Av. Magalhães de Castro, 12.000, 4th floor – Shopping Cidade Jardim / Tel.: (11) 3198 9440 / Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 19:00 to 23:00, Friday and Saturday, from 12:00 to 16:00 and from 19:00 to 24:00.
Parigi: Rua Amauri, 275, Itaim-Bibi / Tel.: (11) 11 3167-1575 / Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 19:00 to 24:00, Saturday, from 19:00 to 24:00, and Sunday, from 12pm to 5pm.
One of the most traditional names when we think of fondue, Chalezinho has a unit in Morumbi, all decorated with Christmas lights all year round, and another, more modern house, in the Itaim district.
Among the options, the original (R$ 134), with emmenthal, gruyére, white wine and kirsch (black cherry distillate widely used in cheese fondue recipes), and the mild one (R$ 116), which takes emmental, gruyère and steppe – both are served with freshly baked Italian and walnut breads.
Among the meat ones, the filet mignon (R$ 180), prepared with wine consommé, it is accompanied by garlic toast and eight traditional sauces – garlic, cheese, rosé, peppered pineapple, herbs, poivre, mushrooms and mustard.
To sweeten the palate, the classic Ninho milk fondue with Nutella (R$ 109) is popular, accompanied by fresh fruit, wafer and marshmallow; and the dulce de leche (R$89), accompanied by fresh churros.
Rua Jorge Coelho, 160, Itaim Bibi and Rua Itapimirum, 11, Parque Burle Marx / Phone: (11) 3501-9322 / Opening hours: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 6 pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday , from 6pm to 1am.
Tartuferia San Paolo
Tartuferia San Paolo launches the Al Tartufo Fondue (R$75). The chef’s version Daiane Chad Its blend includes the traditional Gruyère cheese, the award-winning Canastra cheese (Estância Capim Canastra-MG) and truffles, of course.
Served on Italian bread that goes in the oven with olive oil and garlic confit for the toast, it comes with crispy rustic potatoes to suck. The novelty is ideal to share with two.
Rua Oscar Freire, 155, Jardim Paulista / Tel.: (11) 93202-2662 / Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 18:30 to 23:00, Saturdays, from 12:00 to 23:00, and Sundays, from 12:00 to 23:00 9 pm
Source: CNN Brasil