The Melting Pot has been a destination in the Valley for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or a Friday night since 1997. I remember my first ever visit to The Melting Pot was on a date years ago. While the date was not very memorable, the fondue was! And I recently had the opportunity to re-experience their pre-fixe menu at the Ahwatukee location and it was just as delicious as I remember it.
The pre-fixe menu is four-courses, consisting of Cheese, Salad, Entrée, and Chocolate. I would recommend choosing a wine flight to pair with each course. And if you were like me and think “it’s just fondue” and you will leave hungry, you will end up satisfyingly wrong. For the four-course experience, you will have the option of cheese fondues for the table, individual salads, individual entrées from eight different options, and chocolate fondue for the table. Here’s a recap of some of the options I had the chance to try from the four-course menu:
Cheese Course: Classic Alpine with aged gruyère, raclette, and fontina cheeses blended with white wine and fresh garlic. Finished with a dash of nutmeg
Wine pairing: Mezzacorona, Pinot Grigio
Salad Course: The Melting Pot House Salad with the sweet & tangy House Dressing
Wine Pairing: Dark Horse, Chardonnay
Entrée Course: A sampling of the Endless Entrée cooked in the seasoned vegetable-based court bouillon (which has a spicy kick by the way) – filet mignon, teriyaki marinated sirloin, Pacific white shrimp, all-natural chicken breast, & spinach artichoke ravioli
Wine Pairing: Dreaming Tree, Red “Crush”
Chocolate Course: The Original Chocolate Fondue, a blend of chocolate and peanut butter that I would recommend flambéd tableside for the added “wow” factor.
Wine Pairing: 14 Hands, Cabernet Sauvignon
The Melting Pot offers an interactive dining experience and there are three locations throughout the Valley where you can make a reservation and have a four-course night of your own! Or maybe you’re only looking for dessert—that is always an option as well. The Melting Pot also offers monthly events and specials. At the Ahwatukee location, they offer the following:
- Family Night Out – the 2nd Monday of every month. Enjoy three-courses of fondue, $29.95 per adult and $14.95 per child.
- Ladies’ Night Out – the 1st Tuesday of every month. Four-courses of fondue, $32.95 per person. Drink specials also available.
- Wednesday Wine-Down – Occurs weekly, every Wednesday. $10 bottles of house wine or $10 off any bottle on their list!
For more information, visit www.themeltingpot.com and/or contact your nearest location!