Melting Pot

My Mom and I went to the Melting Pot for dinner. Our house has always been fondue fans but we have never been to a restaurant that does it.

We did the full four course menu – starting with the traditional cheese fondue with Gruyère and Emmenthaler. There was a selection of 3 different kinds of bread plus apple slices. There was also cauliflower and carrots but we didn’t waste any belly space on them. The salad came with the entree course, or we wouldn’t have bothered with it either. The spinach and mushroom salad was good but we were there for fondue, not rabbit food.

For the entree course we went for the land and sea. This was chicken, shrimp and filet mignon as well as mushrooms (again we ignored the broccoli and potatoes). The sauces that came with tasted like bottle sauces but they weren’t too bad and a decent compliment to the meats. There were also a couple of tempura batters but they were a little too thick and formed an chewy overcoat, instead of a crisp crust. Next time, we will probably only get the filet mignon, as the chicken wasn’t particularly flavorful.

The final course was dessert. We went for the dark chocolate with Grand Marnier. This came with Rice Krispie treats, bananas, strawberries, cheesecake, graham cracker coated marshmallows and brownies.

The drink selection is very good – I had a very lovely margarita before the meal and a nice Pinot Noir from Argentina with the meal. At dessert, I splurged on a Frozen Grasshopper (creme de menthe, creme de cacao blended with ice cream). The server brought mom her beers regularly, so she was very happy.

The service was very good. Jessica was knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. She was around often enough for refills and moving to the next course but allowed us plenty of time for conversation.

This was a fun place for a meal but we do a pretty good job at home, so I’m not sure if I will be back any time soon.