I think a fondue is a very romantic casual dinner or wonderful for after the theatre snack served with a robust red wine. For dinner serve with rice & a small salad. Almond Rice Pilaf is a great accompaniment (recipe posted separately ) To cook the meat you must first heat your oil - I do this by heating it to almost boiling on the stove and then transfering it to your fondue burner. Buy good quality meat I recommend only using a fillet. Have at least 3 sauces. If you want to serve 4-6 people just increase the meat to 2 lbs there will be enough sauce.These sauce recipes came from "Soup Central"