Dip Into Something Different At The Melting Pot

| March 8, 2012

By KELLIE DENTON and BETSY SCHNEIDER
Contributing Writers

Our lives are far from glamorous, but for one evening, we decadently dined on lobster tail and sipped strawberry martinis — all in the name of “work.”

Our experience at The Melting Pot blew both our minds and our diets as we feasted on a 4-course spread appropriately titled “The Big Night Out.”

This current promotion borrows flavors from America’s favorite cities — including Boston Lager Cheddar Cheese Fondue, Wisconsin Wedge Salad and Memphis-Style BBQ Pork to make for a pampered dining experience.

Our first course began with their seasonal cheese fondue.

A thick concoction of Boston lager, garlic, bacon, onion and Dijon mustard perfectly complemented the blend of cheddar and Swiss cheese.

Once handed our skewers, we ravenously dipped our French honey-wheat and rosemary bread pieces, granny smith apple wedges and the crisp vegetable medley into the mixture.

For our second course, we sampled three of the restaurant’s current salads.

What began as a mild crush on their house salad turned into a full-blown love affair once we dug into the Wisconsin Wedge Salad.

It’s covered in delicious house-made ranch dressing and the celebrated Nueske’s bacon, which will convert any non-believers in one taste. We were practically in tears over it!

Following this was a generous portion of cold-water lobster tail, filet mignon, chicken breast and shrimp.

Accompanied with mushroom caps, broccoli and red bliss potatoes, everything simmered beautifully in the Court Bouillon, a homemade and seasoned vegetable broth.

For those uninterested in a full-blown dinner, the dessert is really the selling point.

Our creamy chocolate fondue came out with a wide array of strawberries, cheesecake, bananas, pound cake and more.

While we giddily dipped our goodies into the chocolate, we sipped on the Lover’s Martini and the Yin and Yang Martini, elegantly named for the complex flavors and sweet aftertaste.

Although The Melting Pot makes for a romantic evening, there’s just as much fun to be had with friends.

We got the real experience when server Terry Love made his appearance and got us laughing so hard that we almost spit out our fondue.

Love, owner Lori Hagen, General Manager Scott Wimsatt and Assistant General Manager Brandon Birch showed us why people really love The Melting Pot — great food and genuine hospitality.

The Melting Pot is located at 2045 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Contact them at 502.491.3125 or online at www.meltingpot.com.

Photos by BILL WINE | Contributing Photographer

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