So, when I was up in Cleveland this weekend visiting my hlp and expressed a craving for fondue, she immediately suggested the Melting Pot, since neither of us had been in some time! So off we went to the nearest Melting Pot, which was only about 15 minutes away from her apartment! As far as Melting Pots go, they're all pretty much the same, being a chain and all. Unfortunately, our waiter was a total stick in the mud, which is sad because generally the waiters/waitresses at Melting Pot are extremely personable and energetic. He was not.
The salads at Melting Pot are quite tasty, I've never had a bad one. I usually go for the California salad with mixed greens, candied pecans, gorgonzola, tomatoes (which I skipped...bleh!), and their fantastic raspberry black walnut vinaigrette! Seriously, I want a bottle of that stuff (fyi, they do sell their dressings).
Then onto the cheese fondue. Whether I'm with Antoine or Amanda we always get the cheddar cheese fondue (with lager and garlic). I've had the swiss, and it was okay, but the cheddar is where it's at! Although, next time, I really want to try the Wisconsin trio (fontina, butterkase, and bleu).
For dessert we went for the Original (our usual), which is milk chocolate with a spoonful of crunchy peanut butter! YUM!
The variety of dippers for the dessert is fantastic: strawberries, bananas, brownies, pound cake, cheesecake, rice krispie treats, and marshmallows covered in cookie crumbles. The marshmallow above is my personal favorite!
And the strawberries are a close second.
Unfortunately, I didn't get a shot of the dippers tray before we attacked it! But trust me, it's a beautiful sight!
How about you, have you ever been to Melting Pot or another fondue place? What's your favorite part?