San Francisco, California
March 21, 2002
I would recommend ordering the cheese fondue for two, which costs $39. It's Emmatheler and Gruyere melted together, with a dash of kirsch, to be sopped up by bread chunks. Such gooey luxury may harden your arteries, but after a long day of skiing, you've earned some culinary decadence. With a bottle of chenin blanc and a salad for 2 (I'd pick the spinach salad, with the hot bacon dressing, prepared at your table), and absolutely no room for dessert, your bill will come to ~$80, plus tip.
You will be eating in the rustic bar annex rather than the white tablecloth dining room, but this only adds to the atmosphere. Surrounded by kitchy bavarian artifacts, a roaring fire and a bubbling cheesy fondue, you'll be yodelling for joy.
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