It was my friend's birthday and he was always curious about "The Melting Pot." In fact, we were supposed to go there a month before his birthday but he had an emergency and had to leave the country.
It's a bit expensive if you get the 4-course meal but it's a birthday celebration so what the heck! The host and server were both very nice. We've never been here and the only fondue I had ever had in the past was dessert. There were four of us so there were two fondue pots on our table. We were told we could have two cheeses. We chose the "Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue" and the "Wisconsin Trio Cheese Fondue." Somehow the white wine and sherry just didn't suit all our taste. None of us liked it when we love cheese! I love gruyere and Wisconsin cheese! I can eat parmesan cheese every day.
Then we had our salad. Two of us chose the "Melting Pot House Salad" and the other chose the "Caesar Salad." It was ok but I prefer Fontina Grill's salad anytime because the lettuce is always so fresh and crunchy.
The third course was the main entree. We all had the Fondue Delight because we all love lobsters, shrimp, filet mignon. The thing about us is that we like our steak sizzling, medium rare please. I know this is fondue and we need to dip it into the pot. But we don't like having to do it ourselves. We want to be pampered where it's placed on our plates. And be able to talk instead of watching if the food is cooked yet.
The fourth course is dessert. We were given a plate of marshmallows, rice crispies, cheesecake, strawberries, very rich chocolate cake. We chose the white chocolate dip and chocolate. I think I can like this but I have to be cautious because I'm borderline diabetic. The others found it too sweet.
When I read the reviews, people who have been here keeps coming back. So I want to be fare. That night, we want to be wined and dined if you know what I mean. We could have stayed home and done a hot pot party. It would be the same. You cook and put the food in the pot.
The server was very nice and I did give him a good tip despite my dissatisfaction. It's just us folks!
Everyone should try something even once. And if it's not for you, you don't go back. If it's for you, just keep going back. We all have different taste and most people who went here loved it!
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