An Australian fondue dinner party – 1963Posted by Martin Field on 8 June 2012 in Food and Wine
I came across this charming picture in a book I bought for two dollars at an opshop. The book, Australia, was published in 1964, so I assume that the pics date from the previous year.
Note the guests swanky clothes. And awaiting them on the table is a fondue pot, bread and cheese and a crayfish. To accompany, two bottles of Penfolds sherry, and one each of Penfolds Dalwood Claret, Dalwood “Burgundy” and Dalwood Riesling. Needless to say the glasses are crystal.
The fondue evening and the dinner party are both on the endangered species list nowadays but they were great fun in their heyday.
Australia, published 1964, by Oswald Ziegler Publications, Pty. Ltd. Sydney Australia.