fondue to open March 23

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fondue., a new restaurant owned by Zack and Marissa King will open March 23 (Photo courtesy of Marissa King)

Zack and Marissa King announced last week that their latest venture, fondue., will open in Penny Square on March 23. The restaurant will feature a simple menu of cheese, chocolate, cocktails and wine.

“This is something completely new and different in Milford,” Marissa said. “The menu we have created is very simplistic with four courses typically. We are also offering a la carte. We are really excited about our cocktail menu as we have gotten incredibly artsy with them. Taylor (Davis) is our bar manager, and she is so excited!”

Marissa explained that they have three soft openings scheduled which is different than what they are used to doing. The plan is to try to work out all the bugs before the grand opening. She explained that they are hiring and that anyone interested can apply on the website.

“This is very new for us as well,” Marissa said. “We are asking for patience as this is new to everyone. We are just really excited to bring this new concept to Milford.”

The King’s also own EasySpeak, a popular distillery and brewpub. The cocktails will feature EasySpeak spirits. When they announced opening the new location, however, Marissa stated that this would be a completely different atmosphere and menu than what is offered at EasySpeak as it would be more upscale.

“Once we are established, we won’t require reservations, but we do accept them for certain tables,” Marissa said. “Any reservations will be made for the “full experience” which is the full four courses.”

fondue. will feature cheese, entree and chocolate fondue dishes as well as specialty craft cocktails (Photo courtesy of Marissa King)

The menu, which Marissa revealed on social media over the weekend, includes appetizers like Pupu platers, Cajun seafood boil and a roasted garlic hummus plate as well as a variety of salads. Cheese fondue, which services up to two guests, include flavors like Swiss, Wisconsin aged and South of the Border. Entrees include Eastern Shore, Steakhouse bone broth as well as Pat Thai and Tikka Marsla cooking broths. Dipping options include shrimp, Ahi tuna, salmon and filet mignon. Diners can also choose to upgrade their protein with maple leaf duck breast, freshwater lobster tail, fresh octopus medallions or Iberico pork tenderloin, noted on the menu as “the Wagyu of pork.” Chocolate fondues are available in caramel turtle, s’mores or Reese’s bomb. There is “The Purist” which is a mix of chocolates, or you can choose to “spike it up” with a float of flambeed bourbon or spiced rum.

“We are also offering a four-course fondue for two experience,” Marissa said. “The experience includes cheese fondue, two salads, entre fondue and chocolate fondue for one price. We will take reservations for this experience.”

fondue. will begin taking reservations on Thursday, March 23 and all reservations can be made online at The new restaurant is located at 39 North Walnut Street in Milford.

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