This last week, I finally had three consecutive days off from work. Before that, one other girl and I have been basically working non-stop because our other two bartenders have been out of town (and country, actually) for awhile. While the money was nice (here I come, vacations!), I was feeling incredibly frazzled and exhausted by the time I got off work Sunday night. So Monday morning, S and I decided we were going to pack up and head off to Atlanta for a few days to stay with my cousins. :)
I am so so SO glad we did! It was fantastic to be away from home and work for a few days, and I got a completely new dining experience at this restaurant appropriately named The Melting Pot. I didn't bring my camera since I didn't expect to really do anything blog worthy while there (or take any fashion post photos since it was freezing and, really, all we wanted to do was play Mario Party on their Nintendo 64 in pajamas), so all of these photos were taken with my cracked iPhone 5c. However, the food was absolutely delicious and you can at least see how the restaurant works!
We decided to do the Fondue By You - which means that you get to pick a cheese, salad, three entrees (small portions), and a dessert fondue. And when I say it was amazing, I mean OMG I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.
Basically, what happens is that the waiter gets your cheese order(s), comes back with one or two pots, and makes it right in front of you. To make their dips, they use different cheeses and mix them with beer or garlic or wine or nutmeg or whatever else makes it taste amazing. Once it's mixed, they set it on a hot place built into the table and bring you a variety of food for dipping.
After that, they get your salad and entree orders. The salad comes out normally, but for your entrees, you actually choose what broth you want it cooked in and they bring two new pots with the broth. Whenever your entrees come out, they're raw and the waiter tells you how long you should cook them based on how rare/done you want your food. And then you cook it yourself!
Last, they get your dessert orders. In the same way as the cheese, they bring it out and mix it....then set it on fire. I have no idea why, but it turns out absolutely delicious. And if you couple that fact with them giving you endless amounts of fruit, pound cake, brownies, marshmallows, and rice krispies to dip in it...
Let's just say I'm (almost) glad we don't have one here. My health would be in dire need of a doctor.
And just in case you're curious, here's what I got:
Cheese: Cheddar & Classic Alpine - the cheddar ended up being my favorite.
Salad: House Salad - their peppercorn ranch is the bomb!
Entrees: Honey Orange Duck Breast, Chicken Potstickers, & Garlic and Wine Filet - I didn't like the duck, the chicken was okay, but I could probably eat the Garlic and Wine Filet every day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. It's one of the best filets I've ever had. No lie.
Dessert: Cookies 'N Cream Marshmallow Dream & White Chocolate Creme Brulee - Both were delicious, but I ate the White Chocolate until you couldn't even tell there had ever been anything in the pot. #sorrynotsorry #noshame
Have you ever eaten at The Melting Pot before? Or somewhere else like it? What did you think about it? I would love to hear from others what they thought of the experience! :)
Happy Saturday! :)