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Artisan bread dipped in fondue at The Ranch at Shadow Lake in Houston, Texas



Fondue originated in 18th century Switzerland as a means for farm families to stretch their limited resources during the winter months.

It comes from the French word "fondre," and today fondue is served at restaurants across the United States.

Those around Houston include:

Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen

Since 1999, Boudreaux's has maintained its commitment to serving from-scratch Cajun cuisine prepared from the freshest ingredients. Soon after opening, it gained many loyal customers as it also features a comfortable atmosphere and waitstaff that's both friendly and attentive. Today, there are several locations across the city, and all offer a delicious shrimp fondue made with shrimp, mushrooms, and spinach in a cream sauce.

Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar

Nestled in nearby Katy, the Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar is a cozy neighborhood joint offering craft cocktails and farm-fresh comfort food. It has a four-star rating on Yelp, and the dining area comes complete with exposed brick, comfortable couches, and dim lighting. Guests can enjoy the local goat cheese fondue that pairs well with a classic cocktail such as Pimm's Cup #1.

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot is an upscale restaurant featuring a wide array of fondue creations. It began more than forty years ago from humble beginnings, and at the time, only three items were on the menu. The restaurant is perfect for date night, and it was voted one of the "Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the United States" by OpenTable. The attentive servers blend the gourmet cheeses with delicious seasonings at each table, and fondues include Wisconsin cheddar, classic alpine, and spinach artichoke.

These are just some of the restaurants near our apartments in Houston. If you are searching for a place to call home, please contact us. Our friendly leasing agents would love to give you a tour where you can see all we have to offer.