I’ve been wanting to go to The Melting Pot for some time now, and on Sunday night, I finally made it! My family went to celebrate my niece Richelle’s 16th birthday!
We did four courses during the evening, and the entire dining experience took almost three hours. I would definitely recommend making sure that you have enough time to relax and enjoy the experience. There were five of us, and we sat at a table with two burners.
The first course is the cheese course. Since we had two burners, we got to choose two different types of cheese. They had about eight different options! We chose the Spinach Artichoke Cheese, and the Cheddar Cheese with red Wine. both were very tasty. One thing that was cool about the cheese course was that they actually made the cheese for you at your table. We sat back and watched as our server added the following to one of our cooking pots…
And a Mixture of cheeses
Within minutes we had a smooth, creamy, cheesy pot of goodness ready for dipping.
I was so busy dipping into this bowl, I didn’t even see how the cheddar cheese was made! For the cheese course we had a few weapons for dipping…
Granny Smith Apples
Each of us got about 4 of the dipping forks, and to omit any confusion, we each had different colored forks.
After the cheese we each got to order a salad
Next was the main course. For this they created two different kind of cooking broths. Each with different flavors. Keep in mind that they’re not really oils, they seemed more broth based to me.
I got the vegetarian entrée
I started eating before I remembered to snap a picture! My plate included:
Ravioli w/ goat cheese inside
Peanut infused Tofu
The tofu was the winner of me during the entre, it had great flavor! They recommended we cook each item for about 11/2 to 2 minutes. They also put out a few other goodies for cooking.
My niece Tahani ordered shrimp and steak for her entrée, and she ended up sending the steak back. She felt like she was just boiling meat, and she didn’t like the way it tasted. She decided to just do all shrimp, and really enjoyed the taste of that. This is her happy shrimp face…
Finally it was time of the chocolate! We were classic in our chocolate choices and got Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate. Again they had about 6-8 different types including a Banana’s Foster flavor that sounded great.
The chocolate dippers included…
Rice Krispy Bites
Oreo Covered Marshmallows
The brownie bites, rice Krispy’s and banana’s were the winners of this course!
Overall I really enjoyed my first Melting Pot experience. Even my dad who was very skeptical before we went ended up enjoying himself. If you haven’t been, I would definitely recommend it!
Here are a few observations from my experience:
Price – For 4 courses, be ready to spend about $45 per person
Cheese and Dessert Would have been Enough – I’m glad that I did the whole 4 course experience my first time, but in the end we were all stuffed! We could have just done the cheese and chocolate courses, and been satisfied. This would also be a fun place to go for just dessert and drinks!
Make sure you go with people you like! – Like I said earlier the entire dining experience took almost three hours. So make sure you’re with someone you want to spend that much time with. For me and my family, the time really flew by, and I was actually surprised when I realized how how much time had passed.
Listen to your Server– Our server was really knowledgeable about the dining experience, and had tons of suggestions for us when we asked. Tap that resource!