Eat gooey raclette in these pop-up Fed Square igloos

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Eat gooey raclette in these pop-up Fed Square igloos

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Ooh la la!

In a few months, Fed Square will be getting a winter makeover with a little French flair. Running for three weeks from May 18 to June 11, the square will host to the Raclette Igloo Experience – an indulgent dining affair that takes place in private igloo domes.

Don your warmest winter coat, book an igloo with up to eight of your friends and don’t forget to bring a strong appetite. In the domes, the table will be set with everything you need for a cheesy feast.

The Raclette Igloo Experience

  • Fed Square will host the event from May 18 to June 11
  • Visitors can book a meal of raclette, mulled wine and marshmallows in a private igloo
  • Tickets are on sale now

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Raclette is kind of like the cooler older cousin of fondue. While the ooey-gooey dish is traditionally Swiss, it’s also enjoyed in other Alpine countries including France and Germany.

The word ‘raclette’ actually comes from the French word, meaning ‘to scrape’, as the creamy, Gryuere-like cheese is roasted on a pan before being scraped over top of boiled potatoes, cornichons and charcuterie.

It’s typically enjoyed with company during the festive winter season, or to help fuel up at an après-ski – as an homage, the fourteen igloos will each be named after different French ski resorts. When you get to the square, the French-speaking staff will help guide you through the experience.

Alongside your raclette, enjoy a glass of spiced mulled wine to help keep you warm. At the end of the meal, roast mega-marshmallows over the coal of your own private fire (which doubles as an extra source of heat).

At $99 per person, the Raclette Igloo Experience is a cosy way to celebrate the cold season in one of Melbourne’s most iconic locations.

To book your tickets to the Raclette Igloo Experience, taking place from May 18 to June 11, head here.