Orlando has long been called “The Melting Pot,” because so many people come from other states and countries to live here, The City Beautiful. There are very few natives, but proudly – I am one! I was born here before Mickey Mouse crowded the landscape, and I love it always have and always will.
We haven’t been out for fondue in a long time. In fact, I can’t remember when the last time was. But the restaurant most famous for great fondue is The Melting Pot. Neither of us knew what to expect as we ventured into this dimly lit restaurant known for it’s romance, but we were excited.
The seating was cozy with high-backed booths, providing privacy and quiet. The server knew we would be there all evening, so the experience was relaxed allowing for great conversation at a leisurely pace.
We ordered the Big Night Out, which is a pre fix price per couple. The price varies depending on the type of meats you choose.
First, we selected the Swiss Cheese fondue to start.
It was a combination of white cheeses served with an assortment breads, apples and veggies for dipping. Tom loves his food to be hot, so this style didn’t disappoint. The stainless steel fondue pots were heated in the middle of the table on a built in hot plate – very convenient.
Next we were served a fresh salad – each.
We had our choice of any salad on the menu. We chose the California which was delicious. The crunchy walnuts with the raspberry vinaigrette and Gorgonzola cheese was amazing!
Third was our main entree’.
We choose the steak, shrimp and chicken served with a variety of dipping sauces like cocktail, bleu cheese, sweet ginger and a mustard curry. All perfect matches for the freshly cooked meats.
Finally,the highlight of the evening and what The Melting Pot is most famous for was the dessert fondue.
We picked the traditional chocolate as well as the Bananas Foster, flambeed at your table.
We couldn’t believe how full we were after cooking, dipping and talking for 3 hours. It was an amazing night we will remember for a long time. And we shared it with another couple who are dear friends. Not only is The Melting Pot a good place for date night, but perfect for a double date too. We were able to experience more of the food and make some special memories.
If you are planning a visit to Orlando, there are two convenient locations:
1. The Melting Pot of Longwood (407) 862-8773
1200 Douglas Avenue, Longwood, FL 32779
2. The Melting Pot of Orlando (407) 903-1100
7549 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819-5019
Another option is to plan a romantic fondue at home. It’s less expensive and even more intimate!
Mmmm! We have a Melting Pot here in Columbus and it’s a special treat for us to go there. We haven’t been in quite a while, but now I’m hungry for it!
How funny Debi, We just had our “F” date on Monday and it was at-home fondue followed by “Fact Finding” discussion questions and a “Foot Care” session for my H.
Great Idea! I think we might do the fondue for two at home this weekend!
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Thanks for the post. We celebrated our 30th anniversary all last week on a trip to the western NC mountains and Pigeon Forge, TN. This is the area we spend our honeymoon. Due to your post and having never eaten at The Melting Pot, we ended our week with an extremely romantic dinner at Gatlinburg’s new MP restaurant. It wasn’t a meal, it was an event!!
Happy Anniversary, Dale! We’re so glad you made such a special memory at The Melting Pot! And thank YOU for the encouragement!
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