Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Melting Pot

After dropping off our son at LAX, my wife and I started our small staycation at home without any kids for a few days.

After coming home and freshening up a bit, we headed out to The Melting Pot. It was recommended to us by my daughter's friend. I have had fondue before, but this was my wife's first time. On the other hand, I have never had fondue as refined as this. We ordered the "Big Night Out" deal designed for two people. It included a four course meal:
  1. A four cheese fondue with vegetables and bread pieces to dip.
  2. A light salad with tomato slices and cheese, and a light vinaigrette dressing.
  3. A main course of meats including lobster, shrimp, beef, chicken and pork, along with assorted vegetables such as mushrooms, potatoes and broccoli. There were also some delicious cheese filled ravioli 'purses'. The fondue was a Cajun spice blend in a vegetable broth base. We were given specific instructions for cooking the meet and vegetables in the fondue. There were about 8 sauces included to dip things into, and they all had wonderful flavors.
  4. The final course was a chocolate fondue with caramel and nuts. Dipping items included cheesecake, brownies, marshmallows, rice crispy treats, strawberries and banana slices. I also had a great cup of coffee to wash that down.
My wife was smart enough to stop eating when she was full, but I just polished off everything else that was left. I practically rolled out of there. We came home to a wonderfully empty house and spent some time tweeting and posting to Facebook before calling it a night.

3 comments:

Too Many Hats said...

I want to go back!

David said...

For lunch today?? :)

Just_Aimee said...

It is so fun to eat...Funny thing...me and DH ordered the Big Night Out, too...but I don't eat meat--so he had A LOT to eat...was not smart enough to stop--LOL. I love the cheese and the chocolate, though!