Hannover serves fondue in a small citadel that could be a hybrid between Beto Carrero and Paris 6 – 28/07/2022 – Eating places

An impressive citadel stood atop the best hill of the Partridges.

The outdated deal with of a financial institution department on Rua Cardoso de Almeida was given a faux granite cladding, a tower and a set of arches, with colourful LED lighting. What can conceal such an imaginative facade? An amusement park? A dungeon of indescribable pleasures?

A little bit of all this: it is the fondue restaurant Hannover, born in Moema within the Eighties with the air of an alpine hut and determined for the aesthetics of extra since then, throughout which era it expanded to Tatuapé.

The lately opened Perdizes unit is, based on the restaurant’s web site, impressed by Neuschwanstein Fortress in Germany – this was in flip the inspiration for Sleeping Magnificence’s Fortress, in Disneyland in California, within the USA. They took intention at Disney and hit the nail on the pinnacle in a hybrid between Beto Carrero and Paris 6.

The inside surroundings follows the theme of princesses and princesses. The salon could be very spacious, however with out seen home windows. On the partitions, small maroon velvet curtains. Within the lobby close to the doorway, wallpaper imitating ebook spines, Rapunzel’s library.

The noblest tables are set in opposition to the partitions, with absolutely upholstered seats for 2, all going through the identical route and in a row, like a ghost prepare. In the course of the room there are extra common tables to accommodate teams.

There’s a throne – sure, a throne – at some extent the place all of the tables can see, and the home offers a gold crown to anybody who desires to immortalize the medieval evening in images.

There are individuals who take their date to the little Hanover Fortress, which is even inspired. It appears to me a much less inappropriate program to do within the firm of a kid, who will take pleasure in these journey parades. Due to this fact, I took my assistant and my nine-year-old son Pedro with me.

Not less than two different tables had a pram leaning to the aspect. Households with youngsters additionally occupied the corridor. However there have been additionally the lovebirds.

I arrived at 19:30 on a Wednesday anticipating to seek out the restaurant abandoned. I discovered prospects at six or seven different tables. An hour later, after I left, about 70% of the room was occupied. The Perdizes neighborhood, as soon as rebellious and different, has surrendered to Cinderella’s fondue, which resides in a citadel simply two blocks from the PUC.

For fondue? Calm. The Hannover website refers within the female gender to the steaming pot that comes on a range on the desk. “The Fondue”. That is how it’s in French, the unique language of meals. However “creme” can also be a female phrase in French, however no person says “a creme” in Brazil. It continues to be “the fondue”, and the pedants combating with swords within the citadel.

Fondue is every part that’s on the Hanover menu. It is available in variations of cheese, beef, rooster, pork loin, chocolate, dulce de leche, in addition to a candy fondue, white, with two centimeters of powdered milk on prime.

The dish is served in some all-you-can-eat choices with replacements – if the shopper can deal with it, limitless. Your complete course prices R$ 168 per particular person. These between the ages of 9 and 12 pay half of that quantity. Right here is one other benefit of a youngsters’s firm. The draw back is that she is going to by no means cut up the invoice with you.

I ordered the so-called traditional sequence, which prices R$136, with cheese fondue and pans stuffed with sweets.

Indiscreet as I’m, I watched the group at an adjoining desk consuming their meat. On this, a rotating disc across the oil pan has small pots with the sauces and aspect dishes: curry, banana chutney and even farofa, with an identification quantity – the caption is on the menu that the shopper can entry on the cell phone, with a QR code.

The sort waiter Paulo introduced the cheese fondue aspect dish. Along with the normal stale bread (it is presupposed to be that manner, in any other case it melts into melted cheese), there are smoked sausages, guava slices and boiled greens: potatoes, carrots and broccoli, Pedro’s favourite.

Based on Paulo, the cheeses used within the fondue are Gruyere, Emmental and Mozzarella. The feel is considerably grainy, chiseled. The cheese doesn’t type elastic threads – which signifies a proportion of starch past what’s fascinating. The style is saltier than it ought to be and doesn’t seek advice from merchandise from the Swiss Alps.

Pedrão was extra all for broccoli than fondue and we had been entertained by the musical program.

A violinist went from desk to desk taking part in mela-cueca classics, with mechanical accompaniment. There was “Tackle Me” by A-Ha, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence, and “Raindrops Preserve Falling on My Head” by Burt Bacharach. The creative cowl price is R$23 per particular person.

When the instrumentalist performed “Maybe Love” by John Denver and Placido Domingo, Pedro innocently requested, “Why are they taking part in Christmas music?” I virtually choked on the cheese.

The boy’s face modified when Paulo introduced the three pots of candy fondue. They got here with the standard fruits (inexperienced grapes, strawberries, bananas and pineapples), brownies, marshmallows and churros. Pedrão ended up with dessert, whereas I feared he may not wish to sleep that evening.

After two mineral waters to clean down the sweet, we paid the invoice and mentioned goodbye to the Shreks and Fionas from the little citadel. I walked house with my little kite flying down the hill to Cardoso within the sugar breeze.

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