Fondue Contest Makes February Bearable

Fondue

Will your entry look so delicious?Photo: istockphoto.com

If you miss the heart-attack snacks that come with football season, heres another event for your calendar: the second annual Fondue Takedown at 5 p.m. on February 24 at the Slipper Room. Matt Timms (the man responsible for the Chili Takedown) provides Bunsen burners, serving trays, bread, and wooden skewers while you bring the cheese and whatever else might be part of your recipe. Last year, Timmss roommate mixed three types of dairy-style cheese product and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Fucking horrible, Timms recalled. Another contestant experimented with mozzarella, Kalamata olives, and sun-dried tomatoes, but found it wouldnt melt properly. Last years winner was a culinary student who triumphed with a simple Roquefort fondue. The audience votes: $10 buys you a ballot and unlimited tasting. The 2008 victor will leave with $50 and a plastic trophy commissioned especially for the event. So bring your recipe or your critical mouth. Alex Van Buren