An Australian fondue dinner party – 1963

Martin Field 2012-06-08T05:10:39+00:000000003930201206 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.

A feast in 1963

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.

: 1960s dining, Australian dining, dinner party, fondue, Penfolds Dalwood wines

“An Australian fondue dinner party – 1963”

  1. Mike Tommasi :

    Wonderful piece of austropology, Martin!

  2. Martin Field :

    Austropology – I like it.