It’s a marriage made in heaven between two Christmas classics: Après ski cheese fondue and a traditional festive turkey dinner.

Fizz and Fromage restaurant in Hoveton near Wroxham will be serving up big bubbling pots of cheese fondue served with cubes of turkey, pigs in blankets, Maris Piper roast potatoes, butter-roasted sprouts and chunks of sourdough bread for dunking.

Eastern Daily Press:

Served as part of a new Christmas menu which begins on December 1 until Christmas Eve from Tuesdays to Saturdays, the fondue is made from a special blend of four-year aged Gouda, Comte and Emmenthal.

Other tasty options to choose from on the Christmas menu, which costs £23.95 for two courses and £29.50 for three, include starters of Gin and Bramble Cured Salmon, Cobble Lane Coppa Ham with Cropwell Bishop Shropshire Blue or a Goat’s Cheese Scone and desserts of spiced clementine cake with dark chocolate sauce, tiramisu or a cheese board.

And if you’re more ‘fon-don’t’ than fondue, you can choose from two other options for your main course including Bungay’s Baron Bigod and leek tartiflette and confit duck eg with buttered sprouting broccoli, Christmas plum and cinnamon jam.

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You can even gild the lily with the famous Festive Fizz Tree, 12 glasses of Prosecco, Flint Rose, Champagne or Westwell Pelegrim perched on their own Christmas tree, at prices starting at £50.

Fizz and Fromage chef Pete Chapman said the idea for the festive fondue had come after discussion with restaurant owner Tim Ridley. 

“Fondue is one of the biggest sellers on our menu and so when it came to Christmas, we couldn’t resist the idea of offering a traditional dinner with a big difference,” he said.

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“People have loved the idea! We serve fondue all year round, but there’s something really special about getting together with the people you love at Christmas and sharing food.”

The Hoveton restaurant has recently started attending local farmers’ markets to sell cheese and will also offer an ‘open house’ day on December 18 where customers can pick up cheese orders or come and try before they buy their festive fromage.

Other unusual twists on traditional festive fayre in Norfolk can be found at The Grosvenor Fish Bar, where a deep-fried Christmas dinner is on the menu which includes a turkey sausage, chips, battered stuffing balls, gravy and cranberry sauce.

Drifters Fish and Chips in Fakenham has also brought back its popular foot-long battered pig-in-a-blanket alongside battered stuffing balls and mince pie milkshakes.

Take a look at the Christmas menu at Fizz and Fromage here and book by calling 01603 917171.