Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event
We are excited to continue our cheese fondue pop-up dinners in San Francisco!
In the spirit of the casual and outdoors-oriented fondue "stüblis" of Switzerland, we are happy to announce two pop-up dinners in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, at the beautiful Stow Lake Boathouse (http://stowlakeboathouse.com).
Experience an evening where Swiss tradition meets California creativity!
The ticket price for the evening includes the following:
- Wine and beer - beverages will be carefully selected to pair with the fondue
- Charcuterie plate (cured meats) highlighting American producers
- Green salad with a homemade whole grain mustard vinaigrette
- Cheese fondue made with aged raw milk cheeses from Switzerland - each pot of fondue is made by hand and served with country bread from local bakers, boiled potatoes, and pickled vegetables
- Housemade Swiss-style dessert and chocolates
- Coffee and tea
The purpose of these pop-up dinners is to share our love of cheese fondue made in the traditional Swiss method using five simple, high quality ingredients: aged raw milk cheese, wine, cornstarch, garlic, and kirsch (cherry liqueur).
We also want to share our fondness for the evening itself. The fondue houses or 'Stüblis' in Switzerland are filled with laughter, good conversation, and a true feeling of community. It is our passion to create that same energy and spirit of community here in San Francisco.
There's a Swiss-German saying about fondue that sums it all up very well - FIGUGEGL: "Fondue isch guet und git e gueti Luune," meaning "Fondue is good and brings a good mood."
We look forward to sharing this part of Switzerland with you!
When & Where
Stow Lake Boathouse
50 Stow Lake Drive
Husband and wife and partners, Natalie and Jason Horwath, had the wonderful opportunity to live in Switzerland for 3 1/2 years. The country is amazing - from its well-marked hiking trails to breathtaking views and unforgettable skiing.
The food is also unforgettable - so much so, that Natalie and Jason committed to bringing the quality food experience and community spirit of Switzerland's stublis to the Bay Area when they moved home in 2013.
Natalie and Jason's close friend of many years, Amy Schmidt, is also a partner and is the reason the pop-ups started in the first place. It was at Amy's home back in November 2014 that we had our first 'pop-up' with close friends - it was so much fun we couldn't wait for the next moment to do it again.
The name, Sbrinz, came about from our time in Switzerland. "Sbrinz" is one of the country's oldest cheese varieties and the first one to be shared outside the country. It's a firm and aromatic cheese made from alpine cows' milk - great for snacking or as part of a charcuterie plate. A famous hiking route also bears the same name - "Via Sbrinz." The name evokes the alpine spirit of this beautiful region and is a constant reminder of our culinary, outdoor, and life adventures in Switzerland.