Authentic raclette in NYC

I had my doubts on how legit a raclette could be if made outside of Switzerland, especially after a few recent let downs around NYC (for the record, one glop of melted cheese on a plate is NOT true raclette.) But I figured a restaurant named "Raclette" was the best chance I had at getting the most authentic melty cheese this American city had to offer... And I was right.

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 Just look at that expertly scraped cheese descending upon an ample sampling of the proper accoutrements! To top it off I brought along a white wine that I'd been saving since I was in Hermance, a tiny estate-turned-village outside of Geneva, two years back. It was sweet and mellow and enhanced the terroir of the meal.

Here's the only info I could find on the vineyard, it being so eency weency. We bought this bottle from one of the owners by stopping in at dinner time, following the owner to her basement and handing her cash in exchange for a few young bottles.

Here's the only info I could find on the vineyard, it being so eency weency. We bought this bottle from one of the owners by stopping in at dinner time, following the owner to her basement and handing her cash in exchange for a few young bottles.

 

If you want true raclette, this is your best bet (if you can't make it to Chalet Suisse in Geneva, of course.) So thank you "Raclette", you gave me a true taste of Switzerland!

For more info on raclette, read this article by David Lebovitz. 

For more info on raclette, read this article by David Lebovitz.