Last Thursday night, was Girls Night at The Melting Pot. I went, along with my mother and sister. They had a set 4 course menu for the night at $35.00 per person.
We started out the night with a few drinks, and I had the “Love Martini”. It consisted of Malibu, Cranberry Juice and Peach Schnapps. It also was garnished with strawberry slices.
For our first course we choose the Cheddar Cheese Fondue, which came with bread, vegetables and Granny Smith apples. The fondue consisted of beer, garlic and little bit of oil, cream and shredded cheddar cheese. Our waitress combined all the ingredients right in front of us, and mixed it till blended.
I didn’t think I was going to like the apple and cheese combination, but it turned out to be my favorite. The combination of sweet, tangy and salty was perfect.
Once we finished our first course of Fondue, we had our salads. They were your typical salad with croutons and Cesar dressing. But the one thing different was sugar encrusted pine-nuts.
Our third course was a sampling feast. We were to cook it ourselves in the “Court Bouillon Style” We were giving a new pot which was filled with vegetable flavored bouillon. We were also giving our raw foods, to cook ourselves. There was chicken, shrimp, ravioli, steak, and vegetables.
We also were given several different types of sauces, that went well with each of the meats and vegetables. My mother was particularly fond of the mushrooms, and there always seemed to be one floating around in the pot.
It was interesting to be able to cook your meal as you ate.
The last and BEST part of the meal!
Let me still tell you about dessert. We had the Flaming Turtle Chocolate Fondue. It was milk chocolate and nuts blended together. It came with sliced strawberries, rice-krispies, bananas, pound cake, brownies, and Oreo crusted marshmallows, and grahm-cracker crusted marshmallows. I could have had dessert alone and been happy. It was so much, and so good. By the end of the night we all had some sort of chocolate on us some-where. My two favorite combinations were the banana and chocolate and the grahm-cracker marshmallows and chocolate.
All in all it was an fun night. The price is quite high to eat there, so I would recommend The Melting Pot for special occasions only. I did notice something about eating there though. Whoever you are dining with, you will have to have to have the same tastes, as there is only one pot at each table. So you may want to keep that in mind when go there with someone.