This past Monday a friend of mine asked if I wanted to go to The Melting Pot for dinner. I’ve heard of this restaurant for many years, but because it’s so expensive, most of the people I know who’ve gone there go to celebrate an engagement or anniversary. Since I had the day off from work, I agreed. After settling into our booth right at 5 pm, we quickly scanned the menu and settled on The Four-Course Classic. The way the Melting Pot works, the person you go with shares the same pot as you do, so you order jointly, and therefore must agree on the same food.
Course 1: Wisconsin Trio Cheese Fondue
This course came with the pot of cheese (of course!) plus 3 different sides. 1 basket had 3 different types of pre-cut bread, 1 cup of bite-sized green apple, and 1 cup of bite-sized broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. I forgot to take a picture of this course, but it was delicious!
Course 2: Spinach Mushroom Salad
This salad had mushrooms, red onion, tomato, and bacon on a bed of spinach, and it was delicious!
Course 3: Tuna, shrimp, seasoned sirloin, chicken breast, and teriyaki-marinated sirloin. With the meat course you get a choice of the cooking style for your pot. We chose the “mojo” cooking style, which was a caribbean-like dish that was spicy and citrus-y and smelled delicious!
This course also comes with 5 different sauces to dip your food into, and each of theme complimented a different meat fantastically!
Course 4: Cookies & Cream Marshmallow Dream Fondue
Oh my gosh was this amazing. It came with a tray of various desserts to dip into the chocolate including rice krispie treats, banana, strawberry, both chocolate and cinnamon covered marshmallows, brownie bites, red velvet cake, and cheese cake. It was nothing short of absolutely amazing and decadent.
I cannot say enough about how delicious this meal was! It’s a lot of food for two people, but because dinner took from 5-8 pm, each course had time to digest before digging in to the next course! I would probably reserve the 4 course dinner for an incredibly special occasion due to the price, but I could see myself going for dessert sometimes.
What’re your thoughts? Have you ever been to The Melting Pot? What’s your favorite type of fondue?
Morgan Dragonwillow said:
I have been to the Melting Pot years ago for Valentine’s Day. It was a very special dining experience for myself and my partner, whom I am still with over 9 years. I haven’t been back due to the expense of it but I do highly recommend it for special occassions. It is quite delicious and well worth it. Thank you for reminding me of this experience. It has been awhile since I thought of it.
Kathy Sprinkle said:
I’m visiting from Chasing Joy’s place! I’ve been to a melting pot once and a couple of other fondue spots over the year. They are great fun! I like the idea of just going for desert… it is the best course!
Tui Snider (@mentalmosaic) said:
I’ve never been but it looks fun and sounds romantic. Hmm… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!
~Tui, from #FBF
Susan Silver said:
I just signed up for a melting pot freebie for your birthday. I have always wanted to go, but they get booked super quickly.