It has been a while since we went for fondue at Kashkaval, a restaurant in Hell's Kitchen that takes its name from a sheep's milk Bulgarian cheese. I admit that I thought it was closed as, end of 2013, they announced that their landlord would not renew their lease and that they were launching a petition. I guess it worked out as this place is still there, although very different: it used to be a marketplace selling awesome cheeses, with a tiny dining room in the back. Now, this is a restaurant only and it is fairly big.
We were there during Happy Hour, so I got a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc for just $8, perfect to go with fondue (we say that it is not good to drink water when eating fondue, but it might be just to entice people to drink wine...).
What is great with their menu is that they offer fondue per person with no minimum, contrary to a lot of restaurants where there needs to be a minimum of two persons per order. So, we decided to get two different ones:
The Kashkaval made with Bulgarian Kashkaval cheese:
The truffle fondue made with gruyere, truffle peelings and truffle oil:
With the fondue, we only went for the bread (you can get meat or vegetables) and I liked the fact that there was lots of it so you do not have to ask for it as you eat. Between the two fondue, I admit that I preferred the truffle one that was delicious and truly had small pieces of truffle in it. I definitely recommend it.
This was a nice dinner and we left full, without having dessert. It is true that, when you see the portion, you think that it would not be enough, but it is. I will definitely go back to Kashkaval Garden for some more fondue: it is a great place.
Enjoy (I did)!
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