Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Melting Pot restaurant

Last night, we ventured outside of the city for dinner, landing at The Melting Pot in Framingham. Good thing we made reservations - the place was PACKED, and tables don't exactly turn over quickly at fondue restaurants.

There were six of us, and we went all out - ordering their deluxe fondue package called The Big Night Out. With drinks, tax, and tip, it wasn't exactly cheap ($85 per person), but it was certainly an interesting experience, fun conversation, and good food.

As part of The Big Night Out, we had two cheese fondues, salad, two entree fondues, and two chocolate fondues.

Without question, the chocolate fondues were the highlight of the meal. Dunking toasted marshmallows, rice krispies treats, cheesecake, and strawberries in a chocolate-peanut butter fondue was just about the best dessert I have eaten in months. I would go back there just for the dessert. The server even asked if we needed any more dessert items for dunking (of course we did....more marshmallows and rice krispies treats!)

The cheese fondues were also excellent. We had the Mediterranean Cheese Fondue (with fontina and gruyere cheeses, garlic, dates, shallots, and truffle oil) and the Wisconsin Trio Cheese Fondue (being that Ryan was there, and he's a Wisconsinite). Both tasty and great ways to begin the meal.

By the time we were walking out, we had been there for 3 1/2 hours! Nobody rushed us, no pressure to leave, and, therefore, we left a good tip!

2 comments:

Meghan said...

Hey, Matt wants to know what happened to the people pictures!!!

It was a great night out. Though, my fav dessert was the flaming turtle!!

Lets do it again....

Jason said...

Camera phones are tricky...they didn't turn out all that good :( Next time I'm bring the SLR camera!!