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Happy New Year!!!
I spent winter break in Tahoe and had my birthday dinner at La Fondue. The reservations were for 5:30 pm, but upon entering the restaurant, I realized they were not necessary. There was only one other party there. It did pick up a little while we were there though. I imagine that they have more business during the warmer months, since there’s a large outdoor dining area.
Baked Brie ($12) - I really enjoyed the warm Brie in the flaky pastry, but it was too much cheese for only two people. It comes with assorted fresh fruit: apple, strawberry, kiwi, cantaloupe, and grapes.
The fondue dinners come with your choice of salad or soup. I had the Tomato Red Pepper Soup and it was delicious! Very creamy. One of the best soups I’ve ever had.
Chicken and Prawns ($24) - The fondues are hot oil, so you’re basically frying everything, which is a little different from the broth fondues I’ve had in San Diego. Still good, but probably not as healthy. When everything was brought out, the waitress rattled off the different times to cook each of the different meats and veggies, but I couldn’t remember everything and over fried my first prawn. What they need is a job aid! Nothing fancy, just a chart with the food items and their cooking times placed at each table. The large bowl on the plate is a tempura batter for the prawns, but I preferred them without it.
The Works ($28) - Meatballs, lamb, chicken, beef, scallops, prawns, and veggies. If you’re not afraid to try everything, I recommend this. It’s only $4 more than the Chicken and Prawns, but there’s so much more food. D said the bacon wrapped dates were an interesting combination of sweet and savory.
There were six different housemade dipping sauces (not in order): cocktail, teriyaki, curry, tartar, mint, and something else… The only two that I liked were cocktail and teriyaki.
Overall, it was a nice dinner with friendly servers. I would have liked to try their chocolate fondue, but we were full. Maybe next time...
120 Country Club Drive #66
Incline Village NV 89451