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The carnotzet
Carnotzet is a word originating from the french speaking part of Switzerland.

It is generally part of the cellar, where friends meet, for a few drinks (wine), eat fondue or raclette, or simply salamis and other sausages.

If possible, eating fondue in the carnotzet is recommeded as cheese fondue leaves a smell less tempting than its taste, that can persist for a few hours.

This is why, in Switzerland, many restaurants park fondue eaters in a back room in order not to trouble the olfactive faculties of the gourmets in the main dining space.

Table in a carnotzet with fondue on an electric hot plate
Carnotzet in a cellar

Table in a carnotzet with fondue on an alcohol lamp
Carnotzet in a cellar

  • Table in a carnotzet with fondue on an electric hot plate
    Carnotzet in a cellarTable in a carnotzet with fondue on an electric hot plateCarnotzet in a cellar
  • Table in a carnotzet with fondue on an alcohol lamp
    Carnotzet in a cellarTable in a carnotzet with fondue on an alcohol lampCarnotzet in a cellar