Did someone say cheese?
If you’re more of a cheese connoisseur than say, a casual grilled cheese lover, Raclette will be right up your alley. Named for the traditional French and Swizz practice of melting glorious, smelly cheese over your meal, this restaurant serves up the most authentic and reasonably priced raclette in the city.
Descartes may have said “Cogito ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am), but we add: ‘Curdy-to ergo yum,” which–in the universal language of fromage–loosely translates to: “I ate this cheese and it was delicious!!” Thanks to the great @luiza for stopping by our humble spot last week and having our burger with smoked raclette. Obrigado, Lu! Come by anytime . . #raclettenobrasil ?? #lavraieraclette #racletteburger #raclettenyc ? : @luiza
Raclette, which comes from the French verb racler, meaning, “to scrape,” has been a tradition in Europe for hundreds of years. The traditional meal consists of Alpine cheeses melted on the wheel which is later scraped onto accompaniments such as potatoes, other vegetables, bread and meats.
Raclette, the restaurant, brings this tradition to life in the East Village with authentic Raclette de Valais and Raclette de Savoie cheeses melted on half wheels and scraped table-side directly onto your plate.
Customers can choose among a traditional or more contemporary selection of potatoes and cured and cooked meats. The menu also offers other options like Chicken Paillard, a Raclette Burger and a delicious Nicoise Salad (although, who orders a salad at a specialty cheese restaurant?)
If you haven’t been there already, you’ll want to put this restaurant on your NYC bucket list, especially for the upcoming winter months!
Address: 511 East 12th Street
Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM; Fri 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM; Sat 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM; Sun 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
More info: their website.
Featured image: bastillefestival.com.au