Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Melting Pot

On Saturday night, we went with our friends Kim and Ron out to dinner at the Melting Pot.  We decided we needed to get together to celebrate all things (birthdays, graduations etc...), for the past few years. 

Kevin and Pauline and I arrived a little early, and decided to wait in the bar where it was cool.  Yummy drinks....(they aren't really both mine).  I had the Orange Martini, Kevin had the strawberry Lemonade with Basil and Vodka, and Pauline had a coke. 

We had a really quite private table for the 5 of us.  It was great.  We had the Four Course Classic for the table.   So first was the cheese course.  We had Cheddar Cheese and the Traditional Swiss.  In this course we had bread, apples, carrots, broccoli, etc..for dipping. 

Next was the salad course.  We all had different things, Kevin had a Ceasar Salad, I had the California Salad and Pauline, Kim and Ron each had the House Salad. 

While we were eating our salads, they started cooking our broths for our cooking style and the next course.  We again went with two, a Coq A Vin and a Court Bouillon.  

 They add some yummy veggies and such too....

While we waited it was a great time to visit and chat with each other too.  I love this part as you never feel rushed....

Then our meat entree's arrived for us to cook for our third course.  Here starting at the upper left and going clock wise....shrimp, Teriyaki-Marinated Sirloin, Herb-Crusted Chicken Breast, Sesame-Crusted Sushi-Grade Ahi Tuna,, and in the center Peppercorn Angus Sirloin

In addition to all this wonderful food, we had potatoes, mushrooms, and broccoli to add to our broths to cook too. 

Below is Pauline, she had dropped something off her fondue fork and had to fish it out.  

The 4th course of was dessert.  We again went with two the Dark and Dulce Chocolate Fondue, with bittersweet dark chocolate and sweet, thick dulce de leche accented with coarse sea salt shown here:

The second one we had was the traditional Smore's.  Milk chocolate topped with marshmallow cream, flambéed and garnished with graham cracker pieces


This course we had as you can see, bananas, strawberries, cheese cake, marshmallows, rice crispie squares, pound cake, brownies, and graham crackers. 

It was a great dinner and great company.  What a fun Saturday night.

1 comment:

April said...

YUM!!! Those dessert fondues look delish! Looks like you all had a fun time.