Happy Monday! Pete and I had a great weekend celebrating Valentine’s Day and our February date. Today I’ll be sharing our V-Day dinner, which was the best meal I’ve had in a loooong time! On Friday night, we ventured out despite the icy weather to The Melting Pot. If you’ve never been or heard of it, The Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant where you essentially cook your own food! Let’s start at the beginning shall we?
We were lucky to get seated in the way back of the restaurant. It was very private and quite romantic if I may say so myself! While looking over the menu and making our selections, Pete and I enjoyed a couple of cocktails.
Sam Adams for him, white sangria for me. The sangria was very refreshing and had a nice cherry aftertaste. Next up was our first course, salads.
I went with a Caesar and Pete had the house. The house dressing was a honey mustard variation and was really tasty!
Anyhow, while we were eating our salads, our waitress prepared the second course in our fondue pot…CHEESE!
To go along with our creamy tomato cheddar cheese, we had bread, vegetables, and apples for dipping. Bread and cheese? Talk about one happy couple!
After savoring literally every last piece and bread and apple, we were ready for our next course…the meats. Basically you get a platter of uncooked meats…
Talk about Pete’s heaven! Chicken for me…everything else for Pete LOL! The “everything else” included lobster tail, sirloin, salmon, and dumplings. You also receive potatoes and broccoli along with 5 dipping sauces. The server tells you which sauces to prepare with which meats and the cooking time for your meats.
We skewered up some meats, set a timer, and let our food cook away in a pot of coq au vin. The first couple of minutes are tortuous because you want to try everything so bad! But once you get going, you eat while the next set cooks. It actually really fills you up this way! All of the sauces were really delicious too, especially the teriyaki.
The star of the show, however, was the dessert. Chocolate fondue, ya’ll!
In the fondue pot was milk chocolate with crunchy peanut butter. So divine. We ate every single morsel on the plate, I kid you not. Here’s a closer shot for you to drool over.
Cheesecake, strawberries, bananas, red velvet pound cake, rice krispies, brownies, marshmallows…ridiculous right?! Pete had to stop me from eating the chocolate with a spoon once all our little treats were gone!
Mmm just such a decadent and enjoyable meal/experience. While I’d love to go there more often, The Melting Pot is quite expensive. We’re thinking of maybe making it a Valentine’s Day tradition though. That gives me 362 days to dream about that dessert…
What did you do for Valentine’s Day?
Have you ever been to a fondue restaurant?