I bet you can guess what restaurant I’m talking about- The one and only Melting Pot of course, or should I say 4 courses! This classic fondue restaurant has 3 locations in the valley and is a long standing favorite of mine. The fact that they are participating in Restaurant Week is great news for you, me, and our wallets. For $44 per person you can choose from a trio of cheese fondues served with veggies and various bread dippers, a salad of your choice, an endless entree (filet mignon, shrimp, chicken, and ravioli) AND a decadent chocolate dessert with assorted sweet dippers- my favorite is the dark and white chocolate swirl. Make sure to bring you appetite and don’t plan on spending less than 90 minutes enjoying all the melted goodness The Melting Pot has to offer. If you have never been to The Melting Pot, you are probably living under a rock and if you have been before, I encourage you to find someone that you don’t mind double dipping with and make a reservation quick. This is one of the most popular restaurants on the AZ Restaurant Week roundup because really, who can say no to melted cheese and chocolate?
Cheddar: Aged, medium-sharp cheddar and Emmenthaler Swiss cheeses, lager beer, garlic and seasonings.
Fresh! Spinach Artichoke: Fontina and Butterkäse cheeses, fresh spinach, artichoke hearts and garlic.
Classic Alpine: White wine and garlic with aged Gruyère, Raclette and fontina cheeses with fresh lemon juice and nutmeg.
California: Baby salad greens, Roma tomatoes, candied pecans and Gorgonzola with Raspberry Black Walnut Vinaigrette.
Caesar-Romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese, croutons and Parmesan-encrusted pine nuts, tossed with Caesar dressing.
The Melting Pot House-Romaine-iceberg mix, cheddar, egg, tomatoes, croutons with Peppercorn Ranch Dressing or House Dressing.
Filet Mignon • Pacific White Shrimp • All-Natural Breast of Chicken Teriyaki-Marinated Sirloin • Spinach & Artichoke Ravioli (• Add a lobster tail to your entrée. $14.95 •)
Choose one chocolate fondue to complete your meal.