In the spirit of playfully, fonduelly prepared portions, today’s Groupon gets you $40 worth of hot grub at The Melting Pot for $20. This Groupon is good for Melting Pot locations in Downtown and near northwest Austin. Fondue is the American standard of sizzling food preparation, culinary empowerment, and the merriment of dipping.
The Melting Pot currently features an impressive Pacific Island–themed menu ($82–$92 per couple). Commence the culinary flight with a feng shui cheese fondue of Gruyere, horseradish, and Havarti, and move on to lettuce wraps with a mandarin-orange-ginger dressing. From there, you can choose between several elaborate protein- and seafood-based entrees, and finish out with a special passion-fruit Yin & Yang fondue that blends dark chocolate with passion-fruit-infused white chocolate. Some substitutions from the restaurant's regular menu options are also available.
Those lucky enough to have an indulgent sweet tooth will blissfully melt over the tastes of The Melting Pot's standard roster of chocolate fondues. Fresh fruit alongside cheesecake, marshmallows, pound cake, and brownies make the perfect aerial crafts for descending into a sea of bananas foster, chocolate s'mores, or any of the other chocolate options.
Quality ingredients make The Melting Pot a curious blend of high culture and recreational fare. It’s difficult to have more fun when DIY dining, and there’s no better way to impress others than by exhibiting the expert hand-eye-basketball coordination dipping food requires. With two Austin locations, fondue enjoyment can be enjoyed that much more conveniently. Make your reservation in advance online or by calling ahead.
- The fondue here is excellent. Where else can you go to enjoy 2 hours plus and take your time to really enjoy the food you're eating. – kevin88900, Citysearch.
- This is a "must do" experience! The waiter was VERY courteous, the food outstanding and the ambience exceptional for dates. It is quiet, romantic and the food is seasoned perfectly. – hlsmith, Citysearch.
- The meats are always fresh, the restaurant is very nice and clean, and everything about it is just fun. The signature cocktails are quite tasty and they don't skimp on the servings. – Stephen V., Yelp.
The Melting Pot
Today, hundreds of people gather at The Melting Pot’s more than 140 North American locations to cast romantic spells over one another as they dip breads and vegetables into melted cheese and share meats and seafood prepared in oil. They all wield double-pronged spears—or fondue forks—to suspend the tasty morsels of their choice in the ambrosial selections before them, which are cleverly heated by stovetops built into each and every table in The Melting Pot's restaurants. The chefs prepare most platters in sizes best shared by two, making the venue ideal for date nights or reunions with twins who left 10 years ago to study the art of fondue.
At The Melting Pot, staffers use the restaurant to invest in their community as well. They host charity events, school fundraisers, and even run a program to reward straight-A students with a free fondue dinner.