Friday, July 9, 2010

Like A Melted Reeses Peanut Butter Cup...

The Melting Pot.

I know I gush about it a lot.

But I can’t help it.

The place is amazing.

So I was glad when I got to eat there when I was visiting my best friend Jennifer. We got to go alone, no kids, and it was fantastic.

I would not bring kids to The Melting Pot. For starters, there is a gigantic burner in the middle of the table. And plus, the place just doesn’t scream children. It screams quiet drinky time for adults.

Or maybe just quiet time if you don’t drink.

Jennifer and I ordered a drink though. I had been curious on what some of them tasted like.





I can’t remember what Jennifer ordered but I got some berry mojito that tasted strongly of vodka. I could barely drink it all. I prefer the sweet drinks, I admit that. I’ve never been one for doing shots.

Our first course came. The cheese. We had a male waiter and come to think of it, whenever I go to The Melting Pot I’ve usually always had a guy. He was polite and asked us the usual question as he mixed up our cheese: what did we do, what brought us in here (“the cheese! The chocolate!” I answered), and were we married (“why, you interested? I could use a guy friend who knows how to make cheese fondue.”)





We had our meat and veggie course next and Jennifer decided to try a mushroom just to make sure she still didn’t like them.





She still doesn’t like mushrooms.

I decided to play with my mushroom. (I don’t like them either. Weirdly, my husband, who is incredibly picky likes mushrooms. He’ll eat fungus, but not pot roast.)





And then came the best part.

The chocolate course!







We got the chocolate peanut butter one. It was like a giant melted Reeses Peanut Butter cup. In short? Heaven.

It was Jennifer’s first time at The Melting Pot.

Did she approve?



Why, yes she did!

66 comments:

  1. Their desserts are unbelievable.

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  2. Mushrooms are, in fact, what Satan serves at his dinner parties. And he starts the evening out with plates of olives.

    Never been to the Melting Pot, but am dying to go. Unfortunately, we're on more of an Applebee's budget currently. . .

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  3. ANywhere that serves cheese and chocolate has to be worth a look...

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  4. I got the chocolate peanut butter dessert fondue my first time at the Melting Pot, OMG I was in HEAVEN!!!!!

    We didn't know how long a meal would take and we had to skip the entree art. Nick had the gall to suggest skipping dessert.

    With fondue fork in hand I calmly told him that we would NOT be skipping dessert under no circumstance. I had not waited forever to finally come there just to skip the best part!!

    I got my dessert :) I enjoyed every second of it too :)

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  5. MMMM Melting pot!! I like the cheese and the chocolate courses. I can leave the in between stuff behind. Takes too long to cook, and it is basically boiled meat and veggies. Ew! So I just stick to the first and the last. Love the pic of the mushroom with the little face LOL!

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  6. Oh my gosh I love chocolate peanut butter! I am in need of a trip to the melting pot! I;ve been for dessert several times, but never for the whole meal.

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  7. Were you completely stuffed when you left? I always feel like I need to be wheeled out of that place when dinner is finished!

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  8. i am SO glad the nearest melting pot is an hour away from me..otherwise i'd probably be there eating those desserts (mainly the oreo covered marshmallows...that i then proceed to drown in MORE chocolate) all the time. wait....i am failing to see what would be bad about that? hmmmm....maybe i should move.

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  9. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    melted chocolate.....

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    stuff to dunk in it....

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Excuse me, I have to go wipe some drool off my chin.

    M

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  10. must.find.melting.pot!!! we're going to NC next month... hopefully they'll have one there!!

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  11. Looks DELICIOUS! I could really go for some cheese right now. No mushrooms, but definitely some cheese.

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  12. yummmmmmmmmmm!

    All I want to is melted cheese on ANYTHING

    FOllowed by..

    Chocolate melted on ANYTHING!

    yummmmmyyyy!

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  13. 1) Mushrooms are disgusting and it's no wonder I'm allergic to penicillin.

    2) Was your waiter in NC? If he knows how to mix cheese properly, could you send him my way?

    3) Your hair looks like shiny amber waves of grain in these pictures.

    God bless America.

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  14. Holy crap, I need to go to The Melting Pot again. And soon!

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  15. My bff keeps telling me I need to go there! It looks delicious!

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  16. Yeah, I don't usually play with fungus. Gross.

    I have never been to the Melting Pot, but I want to go for my next birthday or something. My hubby thinks he will not get enough food there to eat.

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  17. I told my buddy Sazy that we need to go to this place. Is yours like $90 too. That is a lot of money to play with pointy sticks and chocolate LMAO

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  18. I need to go to the Melting Pot I guess...I do like mushrooms :) I must be evil...muah ha ha!

    Cute pictures!

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  19. A whole meal of cheese sauce and melted chocolate. That sounds like my idea of heaven. I don't think we have Melting Pots in Warwickshire.

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  20. I <3 Jennifer... I want to lay beside her and slowly feed her mushrooms, just to watch her lucious lips...

    Ooops. Strawberries dipt in chocolate ok?

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  21. We REALLY need a Melting Pot around here.

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  22. I LOVE The Melting Pot! We need one in Little Rock.

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  23. Oh, how I love the Melting Pot. Though, I'm okay with skipping the main course and just gorging on the cheese and chocolate.

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  24. Oh my god you guys are hilarious! I love love love the melting pot! And dude, look at that mojito, I can tell you definitely were NOT in Utah!!!

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  25. I go to The Melting Pot sometimes in L.A.! I had no idea they're a chain. I love it! It's so much fun. Yummy!

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  26. I've never been to The Melting Pot, but it sounds yummy!

    Oh, and I hate mushrooms!!! Can't stand them. The texture is gross, the taste is eww...just an all around big YUCK.

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  27. I've never been but it sounds pretty close to Heaven! :)

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  28. I've never been to the melting pot, but always wanted to try it out. Sounds like a great date place :) And looks like fun!!

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  29. Believe it or not, I've never been and we've got one right here in town. Cheese & chocolate - how, in the name of all that is holy, have I not been there?!

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  30. you're right, Melting Pot screams adult quiet time. It is magnificent!

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  31. I want what you had. I want it bad.

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  32. You make me wish that I didn't put my fondue pot in storage! Well, I guess it's just easier to go to a Melting Pot restaurant. There is one in the Chicagoland suburbs!!

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  33. LOVE! the Melting Pot.

    Must go there again, now!

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  34. My favorite restaurant too...love it there. I haven't been there in years though!

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  35. Oh I love choc fondue! And adults drinkies are a great, esp with our besties. ;)

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  36. I've never been to The Melting Pot - but I'd love to go! I love Fondue - we love doing it at home!

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  37. We don't even have a Melting Pot anywhere near us!! And after all of your blog posts I'm dying to go to one.

    ♥Spot

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  38. We have similar place here called Geja's Cafe. Amazing food and so much fun!

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  39. Oh my God. I ADORE mushrooms. How can you not? It's like everything wonderful in heaven all rolled into one piece of fungus that's grown out of manure... Delicious!

    Try an apple martini. I love their apple martinis. I do believe I posted a picture on my own blog with an apple martini from the Melting Pot, once upon a time...

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  40. As a vegetarian, I will tell you that I get all shroomed out. They are freaking EVERYWHERE and for some reason, restaurants think they're the only reasonable protein sub. Now cheese...I can't believe I'm not permanently constipated from all the cheese I consume.

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  41. OMG! I love the Melting Pot. My husband will go with me but he calls it a "Chick Place". I don't care. Just more fondue for me.

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  42. Mushrooms I like, chocolate I love - this sounds like my idea of heaven.

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  43. MMM, I love the Melting Pot. We, too, reserve that for no-kids nights.

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  44. Your photos tell the story so well! Glad you had fun with your friend, who looks like a great pal to hang out with!

    In fact, I enjoyed this so much, I'm not even mad at you for making me want chocolate now!

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  45. those drinks look great...
    i hate mushrooms too.. yucky!!!
    and this place.. just looks evil!!!

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  46. You know, I have a friend who gushes about the Melting Pot, too. We tried it. I liked the veggies, fruit and cheese okay. Did not like the "dinner" fondue. The chocolate, however, oh help me, the chocolate...

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    I would definitely go back for dessert!:)

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  47. Mushrooms, EWWWW!

    I *heart* Melting Pot. I like their salads too!

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  48. I think you should have started with the chocolate course ... screw the vegetables! Sounds like a wonderful melty time!!! I haven't been there in ages, but it's sounding pretty good about now.

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  49. The dessert concept is nice, but if I'm paying that much money I expect somebody else to do the cooking.
    Let me see, I thingk I still have an old fondue pot from the 70's kicking around someplace . . .

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  50. Great photos. You both look so happy. And the food...eh, I want to be there.
    Happy week,
    Mary

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  51. I want one of those near me! Yummy! Love the pictures! And I like your husband will eat mushrooms, but not much else. LOL Stopping by from SITS!

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  52. We have a place called the Fondue Pot or something like that.

    It was "ok" although I would rather just do the cheese and/or chocolate.

    I didn't like doing the entire oil/meat/vegetables, etc. I felt like I need a good, deep facial to get all the grease off of me. LOL

    I read about a place where they busted a bunch of outdoor concert goers for drugs/drinking...someone also had made a batch of CHOCOLATE WITH PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOMS for that "warm fuzzy "high" feeling."

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  53. Oh yum! That's going to be my next girls night out!

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  54. Isn't the Melting Pot the greatest place EVER?! My hubs and I LOVE it with all that we are! It's sad that we tell the waiters right off, "we know exactly what we want, you don't need to give us the schpeal". I think the waiters appreciate that we have the menu memorized.

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  55. YUM! I love the melting pot!! I too enjoy my drinks on the sweeter side, next time you are there order the love martini. Delish!

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  56. I've always wanted to try that place! Yum! Now if I could just convince my hubby!

    Just found your blog! Love it. I'm your new follower!

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  57. I have got to try that place!

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  58. Okay where the heck is that??? Yummy!! Stopping in from SITS!

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