Cheese is arguably the best dairy product, and in these frigid winter months, what better way to enjoy it than piping hot and gooey in the form of fondue or melted raclette? The oh-so-Swiss dishes offer all the cozy vibes of a toasty Alpine chalet and enough richness to keep your insides warm when the temperatures dip far below freezing. And let’s be realistic — if you buy a fondue or raclette kit, you’re probably only going to use it once, so you may as well just go out to a restaurant.
While the full potential for quality fondue and raclette has yet to be realized in Montreal, there are some solid options for indulging in the classic Swiss fare in and around Montreal, some of which — like Plateau mainstay La Raclette — specialize specifically in melty cheese. But be prepared to travel: some of the best spots for Swiss fare can be found in the suburbs.
This map sticks primarily to cheesy, alpine-style dishes (plus one dessert option) — if you’re looking for broth-based fondue like hot pot, our map of the best Chinese restaurants in Montreal has a few options.Read More