I gave Heather and Jordan a raclette grill for Christmas last month. It was a gift motivated, in part, by the fact that I genuinely thought they would enjoy eating raclette and having people over to share it with them. It was also motivated by my own interest in eating raclette -- I knew that my visit would be a great excuse to have a raclette party. (Jordan agreed that one of the first things to cross his mind when he heard I was coming was, "Great, we can have raclette again!")
We invited Mark and Erin to join us, and together we had quite a feast! The cheese was plentiful and pungent (the kids would have nothing to do with it and sought refuge in the playroom upstairs), and we had a wide variety of grilled vegetables and deliciously marinated meats (steak, pork loin and chicken). I also introduced everyone to cornichons.
I was happy to see that, despite some initial skepticism, the cornichons were a huge hit. As so often happens, they were gone by the time we were done.