Jul 01 2009
First of all, if you don’t have a Melting Pot in your area, I feel sorry for you. For those unfamiliar with The Melting Pot, it is a fondue restaurant with a wine list that borders on the ridiculous (at least for a restaurant outside of Vegas). My wife and I visited The Melting Pot in Richmond, Virginia for our one year wedding anniversary and while I’ve never had bad service there, this time we had service that was nothing short of amazing.
Megan, our waitress, was great in not pushing anything on us, being present without being a nuisance, and for getting a pair of free glasses of 20 year old Port (after trying to get us champagne) for our anniversary, which happened to fall on Father’s Day this year.
The meal itself was spectacular, with chicken, pork, lobster, shrimp, sirloin, and filet mignon being on the menu. This was preceded by salad and a cheese fondue of Wiscosin cheese, only to be followed by a chocolate fondue of white chocolate and amaretto (flambe’ no less).
I’m not the pickiest diner simply because I’ve worked in restaurants and I know what a rough job it can be, but the melting pot in Richmond continued their trend of delivering on amazing meals, amazing wine (we had the Horon Vineyards Cabenert Franc), and service that is to brag about.
If you have a Melting Pot in your area and you haven’t gone, go visit it as soon as possible (it’s not cheap, I won’t lie to you. About $100 for a couple), and if you’re ever in the Richmond area, visit the one off of Gaskins Road, they do a great job.
Find the Melting Pot nearest you. http://www.themeltingpot.com .
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