Disclosure: I was invited to attend Sunday brunch at The Melting Pot for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own. —
Parents with young kids know that it takes a lot of work to keep them entertained for an entire meal. So why not keep them occupied by having them cook their own meal at the table! The Melting Pot recently revamped their menu and now it’s even easier to customize your fondue experience. You can order individual items from the menu or choose from their four course menu, where you select one cheese, an individual salad, one entrée and one chocolate fondue.
On Sundays you can take advantage of Bring Your Kids to Fondue Sundays, which allows you one free children’s entrée with every adult entrée purchased. After perusing the menu, my husband and I each decided to order the four course experience and share everything with the kids. We ordered one classic fondue entrée ($39.95) and one surf and turf fondue entrée ($47.95). While we loved both, we probably would have had more than enough to go around if we had all shared one entrée (and could always have added something extra a la carte).
To start, we decided on the traditional Swiss cheese and cheddar cheese fondue. As our waitress prepared the cheeses, my two boys noshed on the sliced apples, artisanal bread and cut vegetables. Once all the ingredients had been mixed in and the cheese was heated, our waitress quickly replenished the bread and veggie bowls my sons had devoured.
Our Caesar and California salads were both delicious. The California salad had baby greens, tomatoes, candied pecans and gorgonzola topped with a raspberry walnut vinaigrette. The Caesar salad included parmesan-encrusted pine nuts, a unique addition that I wish came on all Caesar salads.
The Classic fondue entrée included angus sirloin, BBQ pork medallions, pacific white shrimp, herb-crusted chicken and teriyaki marinated sirloin. The surf and turf entrée came with lobster tail, filet mignon and wild mushroom sacchetti. Both came with baby potatoes, mushrooms and baby zucchini. The variety of dipping sauces included teriyaki glaze, ginger plum, horseradish, gorgonzola port and a garlic infused butter. Everything was already cut up in perfect bite-sized pieces for my toddler which meant less work for me! The fun presentation made my four-year-old more adventurous and he tried everything.
No trip to The Melting Pot is complete without some chocolate fondue. We ordered the special fondue of the day (white chocolate crème brulee, which was as amazing as it sounds) and the flaming turtle (milk chocolate, caramel and candied pecans). Dessert dippers included oreo and graham cracker covered marshmallows, rice crispy treats, cheesecake, strawberries and bananas.