Is chocolate ever not a good idea? Today’s “Chocolate Tub” fondue recipe comes from Pastry Chef Rebecca Clerget at Fairmont, Washington, DC, and we can’t wait to try it. Impress your significant other, win someone’s heart, or make it for yourself and toast to being single with something that looks challenging to make, but is actually easy to make at home.
Don’t feel like tackling it yourself? Head to Juniper Restaurant at Fairmont, where Chef Clerget will put this together for you. It comes with fresh strawberries, peanut butter gaufrettes, rice crispy treats, raspberry macaroons and other yummy treats made for sharing, in a mini bathtub filled with warm Valrhona chocolate. The mini rubber ducky is made of marzipan! Utensils are not provided. This dessert for 2 is offered through the month of February.
Fairmont Washington, DC
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC. 20037
Dark Chocolate Fondue
12 oz dark chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp liquor (such as Baileys, Frangelico or rum)
Melt dark chocolate slowly in the microwave or over a double boiler, stirring frequently. Bring cream and liquor (optional) to simmer and stir slowly into melted chocolate. Serve immediately with fruits and cookies for dipping. Pair it with a glass of Merlot (or two).
Tricia is a native Washingtonian, born and raised in Columbia Heights. She loves DC so much that she was only able to leave the city for one year after college and immediately came running back. She’s lived in Navy Yard for the last few years and is excited to see all the new restaurants finally moving into the neighborhood. Tricia works in PR during the day, and spends her nights trying out new restaurants in DC with friends or watching The Good Wife, Scandal, Bones and Grey’s Anatomy. A couple of years ago Tricia decided to eat at all of the 100 Very Best Restaurants until she realized she would be old and broke by the time she finished. Unfortunately, part of that fate might still come true due to her obsession with Uber.