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My Melting Pot Experience

No Spanish Sunday today.

Instead, I’m going to describe my awesome experience at the Melting Pot yesterday!

As part of my birthday and Gene’s birthday, my parents took us out to the Melting Pot. I have wanted to go for a few years now and we finally made it!

The restaurant looked kind of like a cave to me. There were large round rocks that covered the walls and it was pretty dark. The tables were made of some kind of rock/marble that was dyed/painted. I’m not sure how the tables were made, but they looked really neat, just added to the whole day.

We went for lunch, which turned out great because they have a lunch deal. We started out with the cheese. We chose a cheddar garlic cheese sauce. We got carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, bread, and apples to dip into the fondue. Oh my goodness it was delicious. The cheese was the perfect strength, towards the end of the cheese fondue it seemed to get a bit stronger so I’m really glad we didn’t choose a stronger cheese. Our waiter was awesome as well. He explained everything as we went. He made the fondues for us and was all around very pleasant and funny.

After the cheese fondue came the salad. I had a house salad which was quite good. My mom ended up buying the ranch dressing they put on it.

After the salad came the entrees. We chose the vegetable broth for our cooking method instead of the oil because it was much easier to manage. We got salmon, shrimp, chicken, filet mignon, teriyaki  sirloin, and ravioli. We also had potatoes, mushrooms, and broccoli. The entrees came with eight different dipping sauces. I really liked the teriyaki sauce, the green goddess sauce (sour cream mostly), and some kind of cheese sauce. We just skewered a meat, put it in the broth, and let it sit for a minute or two.

And for the final and fourth course we had dessert! We chose the chocolate, marshmallow creme and oreo bits fondue. We had coconut covered marshmallows, oreo bit covered marshmallows, rice krispie treats, bananas, strawberries, cake, brownies, and a little cheesecake to go with the fondue. Holy moly. Probably my favorite part of the meal, although it is quite hard to choose.

I really like that The Melting Pot did not rush the meal. They let us take our time, which is a great idea since they’re giving us so much. I was worried that we wouldn’t get enough food, and although I do wish we had more dessert, I was not the slightest bit hungry when I left.

I would love to go again for sure, but the prices are pretty high. It’s a great place for a special occasion. Thanks Mom and Dad for a wonderful and fun time! And thanks Melting Pot for exceeding my expectations!

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