We have a group of girlfriends who get together every so often for a night together, either out or at someone's house. My turn is always right before Xmas holidays and we've made a tradition of having Raclette night. Here's our fun variation on the authentic Swiss/French Raclette meal. I purchased my T-fal brand "Swiss Raclette with Grill for 8 people" at http://thekitchenstore.com. Raclette cheese is sold in fine cheese stores, at Trader Joes (for a lot less $$) if their store is close to you or it can be ordered on-line from http://www.igourmet.com/. igourmet.com also has a French sausage called Campagne Saucisson that I'd like to try next time. We served both red and white wines - beer is also nice. Cooking time will be for as long you and your guests want to sit at the table. Be sure to include a decadant chocolate dessert for the end of your meal - chocolate macaroons are especially nice. Enjoy!