The Melting PotJessica | March 18, 2009
We had a birthday celebration at our Midtown Melting Pot this weekend. I’ve been wanting to try this place out for a while, but it’s definitely not your casual dining spot. The Melting Pot offers a couple of different dining options, and we opted for a full four-course meal (with coupon for free dessert). To start, a cheddar cheese fondue served with bread cubes and vegetables:
The fondue was made with Aged, medium-sharp Cheddar and Emmenthaler Swiss cheeses, lager beer, garlic and seasonings. Pretty tasty, as plain fondues go. Made me want to try making my own. Next was a salad, but it was a fairly generic Caesar, so we’ll skip over that. For our entree, we chose the “Pacific Rim” entree for two: Teriyaki-marinated sirloin, white shrimp, marinated pork tenderloin, breast of duck, breast of chicken and potstickers. At The Melting Pot, this all comes out raw and you cook at your table using the cooking style of your choice. We chose Mojo (Caribbean-seasoned bouillon with distinctive flavors of fresh garlic with a citrus flair).
The whole “cook-it-yourself” experience was fun, and the food was great too!
Finally, dessert! We had the Flaming Turtle; milk chocolate, caramel and chopped pecans, flambéed tableside. And they were not joking about flambéing it tableside! Our waitress lit a small dish of something on fire and poured it over our fondue. Quite dramatic! Unfortunately, no photo of the blue flames. Dessert comes with an assortment of sweet things for dipping, such as Rice Crispy Treats, strawberries, and cheesecake.
Overall, The Melting Pot proved to be a fun and delicious dining experience. Check out the website for your local location for fun themed nights (Midtown Atlanta does a “Girls Night Out” at the beginning of every month) and discounts.