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Warm Your Soul With Bar Pastoral's Raclette Dinners

By Erika Kubick in Food on Feb 19, 2015 8:30PM

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It’s still gray outside and the temperatures are low and frigid. We’re all depressed, sick and generally in need of a little comfort. Fortunately, our idea of TLC involves a lot of melted cheese. If you’re also craving some melted curd loving, get yourself to Bar Pastoral this Monday for an Alpine-style Raclette dinner.

Raclette is a cow’s milk Alpine cheese with a sticky, red rind and a buttery funk to the silky-smooth paste. In Switzerland, rounds of raclette cheese are traditionally melted and scraped onto plates alongside meats and vegetables; however, you don’t have to go to Switzerland to indulge in this kind of cheese-focused dining. For its series of Raclette dinners, Bar Pastoral will be melting rounds of an American raclette from Vermont and serving it alongside roasted meat, vegetables, pickles and crusty bread.

The prix fixe menu costs $35 per person and is the only menu available on each night of the series. The next dinner takes place Monday, Feb. 23. If you can’t make it, look for the next Raclette dinners on March 9 and March 22.

Bar Pastoral is located at 2947 N Broadway Ave.