- sheilal Feb 7, 2007 11:05 AM
What's your opinion of the Melting Pot? How do you rank the cheese fondue? How about the entree fondue (bouillion or oil)? My only experience was about 9-10 years ago. It was fun but I can't remember much about the food . . .
Much ado about nothing, IMHO. The food isn't anything to write home about (which is probably why you don't remember it).
I thought that cheese wine fondue was OK, I think our server overdid it on the wine a bit. It could have used some more layering of flavors to make it more complex and less overtly wine-y.
We did the oil entree fondue because were told by friends that the bouillion was bland and boring. You can experiment to see what coatings/combinations you like the best, but we were hardly blown away by the taste sensations.
I've heard people say that the best part is the dessert. We didn't try it because we were too full at that point.
We tried it for the novelty. Now I can say been there, done that, and never think about going back. There's just so much better food to be had...
Try your local boards for some local alternative that is hopefully much better and more sincere in their fondues.
Generally I don't even love good fondue, let alone Melting Pot, BUT at the Melting Pot near me they have a really good happy hour deal -- for every bottle of wine you buy, you get a free small (easily feeds 4) cheese or chocolate fondue pot. It's good Monday to Thursday, 5-7. I went with 5 other people and we shared two rounds - one cheese, one chocolate- and it was really a lot of food. Not a big dinner, but we were all satisfied, for the cost of just the wine. Definitely worth it if your Melting Pot offers the same happy hour.
Search here for "melting pot." You'll find tons of threads. Worst restaurant experience of my life, anyway.