24 February 2009

Melting pot

Mmmmm ... fondue! Remember when I said I was going to post about some of our favorite restaurants? Well, here's the first! We absolutely LOVE The Melting Pot. This is the first place I took my husband for his birthday and also the same place he proposed. The meal is amazing and you get to spend a few hours with the one you love. The atmosphere is nice - the one in Addison is more of a private, date like setting and the one in Southlake is more open, but still with dim lights and a great ambiance. The service is always marvelous and the food, well, the food is always wonderful. This is one of the places that I dearly miss while on my dairy and soy free diet, and as soon as I ween, we will be heading right out to indulge!

Now, we almost always get the same meal - one of the Big Night Out meals. We start with the Swiss cheese (and I'm not normally a fan of Swiss, but this is like a piece of melted heaven for dipping bread and apples). The next course is salads which we tend to mix up a little, sometimes getting a chef, sometimes a Caesar, and sometimes whatever the special salad is. I, of course, always top it off with their wine garlic seasoning - which someday I'm going to have to purchase. Next comes the main course - meat. We get the Coq au Vin cooking style and get whatever mix of meats is offered, including lobster, chicken, shrimp, beef, pork, and who knows what else. We almost always get a second helping of the vegetables as well - we're big fans of squash and mushrooms, and my husband loves the broccoli. Finally, we end it all with the Banana's Foster chocolate (which seems to come on and off the menu, but even if it is not listed, we are still able to get it). Yum! Fruit, pound cake, brownies, and marshmallows all to dip in fantastic chocolate, how can you go wrong? And did I forget to mention wine? The have quite an extensive wine list as well and we usually grab a bottle of something to indulge in. All in all, we have never been disappointed with the food or service and if it wasn't for the cost and calories, we'd dine here every night. But, this is the real world, so we keep it to just a few times a year - and i can't wait until we get to go again.


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