A Pop Up Fondue In An Igloo at Hotel Ambassador
… On The Rooftops over looking Zurich
It’s been really cold in Zurich and one thing that really goes down really well in this weather is a good fondue! This season for some reason I’ve had loads of raclettes, but not a single fondue! However, last week things were about to change when I was invited to be one of the first guests to try out the pop up fondue in an igloo on the roof terrace of the Hotel Ambassador, right next to the Opera in Zurich.
The roof terrace at the Hotel Ambassador in its own right is definitely worth a visit as you can see for miles across Zurich and onto the Lake – a very impressive view indeed. However, at the moment, and for a very limited time only, the roof terrace is bedecked with a transparent “igloo” tent, which can be booked by groups of 4 – 6 people for a private fondue right in the centre of Zurich.
It’s a stunning location and after drinking a welcome Glühwein, we admired the views and walked along the roof terrace before taking our seats inside the “igloo”. It was set with a round table with linen tablecloth and napkins and in the centre were two large platters with cold meats and salads to start.
After helping ourselves to the starters, two large pots of wonderful, hot, bubbling fondue arrived and with our forks armed with cubes of freshly baked tomato bread, we dipped into the unctuous pool of melted cheese.
It’s a wonderful experience and such fun! We had a great time and although we didn’t really need it, we had a very traditional Swiss dessert to complete this Swiss meal – vermicelli and cream!
In fact as it was my birthday, they even brought some cake up with a candle too, which all made for a very special birthday celebration!
At the Hotel Ambassador they have thought of everything and they even had these wonderful “fur” bear suits to wear if you are feeling the cold!
Very cosy and warm!
So if you have a celebration coming up, or simply fancy enjoying this unique experience do book this quickly as it is only available until the end of February!
The Fabulous Fondue Experience In the Igloo
It costs CHF 97 per person for the fondue dinner, including the Glühwein, the meat and salad platters, the dessert and personal waiting service – but the maximum capacity is 6 people. You may also be in interested to know that the Hotel Ambassador also arranges romantic “Winter Fondue Picnics” for 2 on the roof top too.
You can make reservations or simply find out more about both these options by phoning the hotel on 044 258 98 98.
Address: Falkenstrasse 6, 8008 Zürich
Tel: 044 258 98 98