What You'll Get
Bite-sized morsels infiltrate the grown-up table in today’s deal, mounting a two-pronged assault that will storm your taste buds with deliciousness. Get to dippin' and sippin' with this Groupon: $25 for $50 worth of food and drinks at The Melting Pot, a storied fondue establishment located in the District.
Fondue is a game-changing way to feast, letting you dip morsels of meat, bread, fruit, and vegetables into melted cheese, gooey chocolate, and flavored sauces. At The Melting Pot, fondue isn't just a haphazard dunking affair: it's masterfully pairing dip and dippee, while washing it all down with a selection from its award-winning wine list.
Start with a classic cheese fondue ($16, serves two) and a salad ($6). Cheese fondues range from the traditional Swiss cheese fondue, made with Gruyère and Emmenthaler cheeses, to the unorthodox fiesta cheese fondue, made with cheddar cheese, Mexican herbs, peppers, adventure, and spice. Every cheese fondue is served with perfectly sized pieces of fresh bread, vegetables, and apples for maximum dippage. Salads include the California salad, mushroom salad, and Caesar salad.
Entrees range from $19 to $27 and include bountiful meats harvested from the land and sea. Each entree is cooked tableside in your choice of four cooking styles and comes with multiple dipping sauces, ensuring each bite is different than the last, like channel surfing among four different tasty programs. Landlubbers can choose from chicken, filet mignon, pork tenderloin, and duck in various combinations; seafarers might prefer meats that are acclimated to the chill of the abyss, choosing white shrimp, scallops, cedar plank salmon, or lobster tail (add to any entree for $15). For the contentious objectors, The Melting Pot offers a munificent vegetarian entree, which includes edamame, artichoke hearts, asparagus, portobello mushrooms, and more ($20). Check out the full rundown of each entree in the dinner menu.
If that weren't enough, there's an entire menu dedicated to desserts and another to dessert drinks. The dessert dippers include fruits, cakes, marshmallows, and brownies. Choosing the fondue can be an excruciating choice, as even their names are mouth-watering: cookies 'n cream marshmallow dream, bananas foster, and chocolate s'mores, among others.
Most importantly, don't forget to save your seat at the dipping table. Reserve online or call for parties of five or more.
- My boyfriend and I went for dinner. They were sooo wonderful! Service was excellent, food was fresh. Dessert was to die for. We go just for dessert sometimes!! Great for a romantic dinner or something new! – allonte, Citysearch
- The food is very good...the dessert is incredible...no matter which you get...The service though has been phenomenal both times." - arson83, TripAdvisor
Fondue Faux Pas for First-Timers
Those unfamiliar with fondue-style dining may find themselves up against a number of uncertainties when it comes to the process and etiquette of dipping solid—or “proper”—food into delicious flame-warmed dip. Print out this list of fondue etiquette tips and keep it handy in your wallet to avoid becoming the topic of some egghead’s fondue blog:
- First-timers may be tempted to fold a tiny paper boat and set it afloat upon the liquid fondue. This is permitted.
- Items such as cubed meats, individual fruits, and pastries may be dipped into the fondue using a provided utensil, and not while held in teeth.
- Fondue can be very, very hot and must never be hurled in the face of a loved one, unless they have said or done something to inconvenience you.
- Did you know you can make your own fondue at home using crayons, sunlight, and patience? It’s true!
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 19, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 for every 2 people at table. Valid only at Nashville location. Reservations required. Not valid with other offers or days with set menu. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.