The Melting Pot Las Vegas - Great Place For a Date
It was my first time going to The Melting Pot here in Las Vegas and I must say, it was the most unique, fun and interactive dining experience I've ever had. Since I moved to Las Vegas I often heard a lot about it but didn't have a full understanding of how it worked. All I knew was that there was Fondue and that I'd have to cook for myself. I didn't quite understand what that meant until I experienced it firsthand.
The Melting Pot, Las Vegas - A Great Place For a Date
For those of you who don't know, Fondue is defined as cubes of meat or seafood cooked in hot oil then dipped in any various sauces. We were sat in a small, intimate booth which had a small stove-top or burner on the table. On top of the table, was the melting pot, which we used to cook our Fondue. This is how it worked:
We started with a glass of Reisling Wine and a Jack and Coke while our waitress explained the menu to us. There were some ala carte menu options where you could order a full meal off the menu, but to get the full experience of The Melting Pot, we decided to go with the menu option called the "Big Night Out". The "Big Night Out," is a hand selected four-course dinner for two, which consisted of a cheese fondue course, fresh salads, signature entrees and an amazing chocolate desert.
The first item that was brought to the table was the cheese fondue course. Off the fondue menu, we selected the Spinach and Artichoke Swiss, which was poured, melted and mixed before us at the table in our melting pot. It came with chips, sliced apples, a vegetable medley and bread for our dipping pleasure!
Cheese Fondue Platter
Next, it was onto the salads. We each received our own, and went with the Caesar and California Salad.
After the salads came the entrees! Our melting pot full of cheese was replaced with a new one, which we filled with what was called the "Coq au Vin Fondue" cooking style. The "Coq au Vin Fondue" (one of four variations of cooking styles) consisted of a French flavor, which combined fresh herbs, mushrooms, garlic, spices and Burgundy Wine. This was the "broth" that we would cook our entrees in. For dinner, we decided to go with one of several options called "Desert Nights." With this selection, we received a platter of raw, uncooked Filet Mignon Medallions, Chicken Breasts, Oriental Potstickers, Black Tiger Shrimp, Teriyaki Sirloin and a Vegetable Medley. We would then take whichever item we wanted and dip it in the boiling "Coq au Vin Fondue" for 2-3 minutes to cook, before eating it. Delicious.
One of the Entree Selections at The Melting Pot Las Vegas
Desert was simply amazing. Our melting pot for dinner was again replaced with a new one, which consisted of nothing but melted chocolate! A platter of fresh strawberries, bananas and pineapple were brought out, with cheesecake, marshmallows, pound cake and brownies to dip into the chocolate fondue.
I think it would be almost impossible to not feel as though you got your money's worth after leaving The Melting Pot. Aside from completely satisfying, The Melting Pot was such a unique, intimate experience - which I think is one of Vegas' best kept secrets. For that reason, The Melting Pot definitely has my recommendation as a great place to take a date here in Las Vegas! It can be found at 8704 West Charleston Blvd. and is open Monday through Thursday from 5pm - 10pm, Friday and Saturday to 11pm and Sunday from 4pm - 10pm. For more information, visit www.meltingpot.com. Let me know what you think!