On Friday night my sisters (Laura and Jenny) and I went to The Melting Pot in Minneapolis for a sisters, girls night dinner. We had all gone together before when Jenny lived in Nashville a few years ago and had such a good time, that we decided to go again. Also, someone randomly mentioned that they were going there a few weeks ago and ever since then I have been dreaming about the chocolate fondue. .. and so of course, I needed someone to go with –> isn’t that what sisters are for?
The night started off a little rocky with hitting traffic on a Friday night in Minneapolis, but we were still able to get there just about on time for our reservations at 6:15. . . Then, the lady informed us that we didn’t have a reservation. So I pulled up my email from the online confirmation reservation, only to realize that I had reserved it for the night before! Thankfully, they were still able to seat us right away. . . we had to sit at a table for 6, instead of 3, but it still worked out just fine! Thank goodness.
Our server was awesome in explaining everything and giving us recommendations. It was totally fate because the morning after I emailed my sisters to see if they wanted to go, a Living Social deal popped up in my email for the Melting Pot. So, we were able to snag that and use it. . . which I think saved us about 30%.
Fondue is typically a 4 course meal: cheese, salads, meat and dessert. So, that is exactly what we did.
1st up: cheese! Our favorite of the night. .. even beat out the chocolate!!
It was served with cubes of bread, raw veggies (carrots, cauliflower and broccoli) and granny smith apples.
Next up, salads. We got 2 to share between the 3 of us. They were good, but next time I would just get more cheese instead of salad.
Then, meat. We were allowed to pick 6 options from this list.
We picked: salmon, potstickers, ravioli, 2 orders of filet mignon, and chicken.
And the meat comes raw, and you cook it in the fondue pot, in a vegetable broth. There are also potatoes, mushrooms and broccoli with it. The highlight of the meat course was all the sauces they brought with it.
The table favorite was a gorgonzola cheese sauce. . . I may or may not have even licked the little spoon out of that one. . .
Finally, dessert! I think we were all really looking forward to this one! We got the Flaming turtle.
And it came with lots of little things to dip in it.
My favorite was just using the spoon.
We were very surprised when we got up to leave and realized we had been there for over 2 1/2 hours! It didn’t seem like that long. .. but I guess that is what happens when you have good food and great company. It has also been a while since we have all seen each other so there was a lot of good catching up! But of course there was some time for some shenanigans. . .
Overall, it was a great meal. If you ever go and it is your 1st time – you should do all 4 courses for the experience. However, next time we go, we are just getting cheese and chocolate – and lots of it!!
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