The Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant traces its humble beginning to a small cozy restaurant in Maitland, Florida.
Today, it is a franchise operation in 34 states with 141 restaurant. (From the company website) The Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant also has expanded to 1 in Canada, 1 in Mexico and 1 in Qatar.
Tracing its origin to Switzerland, fondue is a dish of melted cheese served in a communal pot. Traditionally, fondue is eaten by dipping small pieces of hard bread into the heated cheese using long-stemmed forks.
The Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant has elevated the stature of fondue from what J.J. and I enjoyed at casual farming community dining in Switzerland to a special occasion theme restaurant in the United States.
We began with bread and fruits dishes followed by salad, individual choices of a main dish which included a selection of meat, fish or vegetarian. The finale is dessert which our granddaughter said is the highlight and we would absolutely agree it was the best part. Our son mentioned that when they have out-of-town visitors, this is where they take them.
With our attentive server, Nick from San Francisco, it was truly a memorable evening and also a delightful way to celebrate our 47th anniversary.
Aloha -- Cathi