We had a REALLY fun anniversary date this past Thursday! We went to The Melting Pot. We went to one a few years ago for cheese and chocolate, but had never had an entrée there before. We were kind of the mindset that "If we're gonna pay that much for dinner, THEY can cook it for us."
This is a terribly misguided mindset. Terribly.
We had so much fun playing with the little forky things and pots of really hot liquid. :-) And, we are mighty good fondue cooks, if I do say so myself! We were totally the iPhone-photo-taking nerd diners, so I have a bunch of (what I think are) super-fun pictures :-)
Our first course was the classic cheddar fondue, with Granny Smith apples, little pieces of veggies, and chunks of bread...
Then, for our entrées, we chose a court bouillon (veggie broth) cooking style.
Ethan ordered duck, mushroom sacchetti (pasta pockets), and shrimp.
I ordered chicken breast, citrus pork, mushroom sacchetti, and a lobster tail (which was basically free because of a nifty little glitch in their menu... that our waiter pointed out to us, haha). It was my first time to try lobster, so I was excited!! Our waiter told us how long to cook which items, and we whipped out the stopwatches on our iPhones (because we take undercooked meat VERY seriously!).
We also had some broccoli, mushrooms and potatoes to cook in the broth, and several fun - and kind of exotic - condiments, including teriyaki, ginger plum sauce, curry, and a really good cream cheese-based stuff. And lemon and herb butter for my lobster that I'm pretty sure I could drink by the glassful.
Then dessert... yummy, yummy dessert! We chose a cookies-n-cream chocolate fondue, and they served it with cheesecake, strawberries, fancy marshmallows, banana slices, brownies and rice krispie treats.
Earlier in the week, I was digging through my closet and found a dress that I had completely forgotten buying in a consignment shop a couple of years ago, so naturally, that's what I had to wear! And I needed a new necklace and earrings, so I broke out the beads and made a really delicate y-shaped necklace and long drop earrings with blue crystals. :-)