The Melting Pot

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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?

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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.

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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!!

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It was served with cubes of bread, raw veggies (carrots, cauliflower and broccoli) and granny smith apples.

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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.

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Then, meat. We were allowed to pick 6 options from this list.

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We picked: salmon, potstickers, ravioli, 2 orders of filet mignon, and chicken.

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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.

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The table favorite was a gorgonzola cheese sauce. . . I may or may not have even licked the little spoon out of that one. . .

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Finally, dessert! I think we were all really looking forward to this one! We got the Flaming turtle.

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And it came with lots of little things to dip in it. ScreenHunter_44 May. 18 07.11
My favorite was just using the spoon. Winking smile

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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. . .

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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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5 Responses to The Melting Pot

  1. Omg, fondue! I would pick chocolate every time 🙂
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  2. Sounds like a great time with your sisters! I haven’t been to the Melting Pot in ages, but I think I’d go with cheese & chocolate only!! The dessert dippers looks AWESOME!
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  3. Aw yes, The Melting Pot! I’ve been there a couple of times and think I ate too much cheese and chocolate because I had a horrible tummy ache afterwards the first time! The chocolate was insanely delicious though! My cousin (well, cousin’s wife technically) actually works at the Mpls Melting Pot. I wonder if she was your server?
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      It worked out nice that we actually shared a meal for 2 between the 3 of us, so no one got too full! We had a boy server – who was actually really funny and really good at explaining stuff!

  4. Oh yum – now I want to walk there for lunch!!! Ever since my awful experience in Gruyere, I have been kind of turned off from fondue. I think that as long as it didn’t involve Gruyere cheese, I would love it 🙂
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