I am an organizer for the Twin Cities Social Club. I'm considering hosting an Anti-Valentine's Day Party for my members and would LOVE to do fondue! I know, I know, I could host such a party at my home BUT my place is much too small and I do not have access to a community room (Are there community rooms with kitchens and lots of space available for rent (CHEAP) in the Twin Cities metro area?)
I am NOT a fan of chain restaurants, especially The Melting Pot (SO VERY EXPENSIVE!). However, I'm not sure if there is another restaurant that offers fondue in the area other than the Lowell Inn in Stillwater. Has anyone indulged there recently? I haven't been able to find any current reviews online for their fondue dinner.
If I cannot find a fondue place, is there anywhere else you could recommend that's not too expensive? Ideally, we'd like to meet first in the bar area to enjoy a cocktail and a round of autograph bingo to break the ice. From there, I'd like for us to move to another room that has several small tables set up. Each of these tables would feature an icebreaker game and after each course, I'd like everyone to be able to change tables. The concept being similar to speed-dating.
If planned properly and if the restaurant were on board with my idea, I think it would make for a very entertaining evening. After dessert, it would be nice to mingle afterwards, perhaps, listening to live music or dancing at a nearby venue.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!