May 062017
 

April 28th was my oldest granddaughter’s 19th birthday. She wanted to try a new restaurant, The Melting Pot, so that’s where we went. It was a nice restaurant. We liked the food, but the entree wasn’t as good as I was expecting. The website says to expect the meal to last 3 hours. It took us 4, I suppose because there was so many of us, my son Jeremy and dil Susie, grandkids Arianna and Jordan, Luigi who is a friend of Arianna, my son Anthony, and me.

You get to choose the type of cheese and chocolate you want for two of the fondues.

The cheese fondue comes with artisan breads, seasonal fruits and veggies.

The chocolate fondue comes with fresh strawberries, blondies, bananas, pineapple, marshmallow treats, pound cake and brownies.

For the entree I got Tampa Big Night Out which included cold water lobster, teriyaki-marinated sirloin, Memphis-style dry rub pork, sriracha lime shrimp, Sun-dried tomato chicken, & wild mushroom sacchetti.

I liked that we got to cook our own meat in a pot. All the food tasted good, especially the chocolate fondue. Of course I couldn’t eat it all so I ended up bringing some of the meat home.

We had a fun time, I love spending time with my family.

This is the chandelier above our table.
I thought it was a bit strange, but I liked it.

If you’ve been to The Melting Pot before, what did you think?

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Weekend Cooking is hosted @ Beth Fish Reads

  14 Responses to “Weekend Cooking: The Melting Pot”

  1. This would be fun. I am not a big eater, though so would want to share with someone.

    • There are different entrees with different amounts of food to choose from. I just wanted the one with the lobster. I ended up having a variety of meat left over so I cooked it and took it home.

  2. I like to go to The Melting Pot every once in a while but I think it’s too expensive. Of course, it’s like Japanese steakhouses – it’s as much about the experience as it is about the food.

  3. If the Melting Pot is a chain restaurant, it hasn’t come into my life yet. The concept is definitely appealing, and I can’t imagine a chocolate fondue that I wouldn’t love.

    best wishes to your family! … mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  4. Sounds like a really fun way to celebrate. And all the food sounds so good. I really love cheese fondue — remember when fondue sets were a standard wedding gift? Or am I dating myself. LOL

  5. It’s a new one for me. Might give a try, next time I’m on the “Mainland”. Did you think it was worth the price though?

    • I thought it was a bit high, but glad we went. If I go again I’ll choose an entree without the lobster. Seems I’m not a big fan of it.

  6. I think there’s one in my area but I’ve never been. Sounds like fun!

  7. I went to a Melting Pot in Oregon several years ago. It was quite tasty but pretty spendy and I couldn’t eat it all either. Still very fun and interactive with a group. 😉

  8. Those are huge plates of food! Wow. Cheers from Carole’s chatter

  9. What a fun time! I haven’t been to The Melting Pot in years. I do remember having a good time there though.

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