17 Feb

Sunday Evening

I was looking forward all week to this dinner!! But first, before the dinner. I knew that Zach and I didn’t have time for a Whole Foods run this weekend. I also knew that I was almost totally wiped out of some important products such as PB, Crofters, brown rice, Ezekiel bread, etc. The solution? We made a quick stop at EarthFare on our way to dinner! While EarthFare still doesn’t hold a candle to Whole Foods in my book, it was a much better experience than our last time there. It was also so convenient that it was right off the interstate and we could just pop in, pick up a few products and hit the road again. I even got a new brand of fun PB that I’ve read about on blogs which will make an appearance soon. 🙂

Zach and I got dressed up for our Valentine’s dinner as we always love to do.


We headed to an amazing restaurant that we haven’t been to in a couple of years…The Melting Pot! This has been a special place to us over the years, going for each others birthdays, anniversaries, engagement, meeting when he was in Wisconsin for college…and now V-day! We started by picking our cheese fondue which came with the following dippers:


Green apples, raw veggies, bread cubes and chips. We got the fiesta cheese fondue which had salsa and jalapeños and cheddar cheese blend and black pepper. I think that was it?


Sooo cheesy good. We got a bottle of Menage a Trois to share for our dinner, which was clearly a blend of 3 wines. It was a bottle of red and I tried my glass and decided to see if I could pick out the grapes. I chose zinfandel, cabernet and merlot grapes and guess what? I was right on all three counts!!! I was so excited. 🙂 I am really refining my palate!

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Next course were small salads. I got a California salad with tomatoes, gorgonzola and vinaigrette. Good, but I didn’t eat it all. This is not the main part of the meal here. 🙂


Zach and I each got a meat entree to share. Mine was the fondue Fusion which came with the following: lobster, teriyaki steak (in the back behind lobster), bbq pork medallions (left), duck breast (front and center) and mushroom sacchetti (the wonton type wraps).


Lots of fun sauces for dipping


Zach’s meats on the French Quarter plate: (L to R) seasoned chicken breast, shrimp, andouille sausage, more shrimp and filet mignon.


Veggies to cook. If you have never done fondue, you have a pot of cooking broth boiling and you cook your food for different lengths of time (according to the food) until ready. This looks like a lot, and while granted it wasn’t a little, the bites of meat are small. It’s typically one, maybe two bites per piece. A great way to get variety! We absolutely love the experience.

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Can you say mmmm lobster tail?


Finally it was time for what everyone goes for, dessert fondue! Here is the plate of goodies: bananas, marshmallows, strawberries, rice krispies, brownie pieces, pound cake pieces and a small sliver of cheesecake. Oh my.


We got the milk chocolate “Cookies and Cream Marshamllow Dream” chocolate fondue. It. Was. Heavenly.



We had such a great time and such a good dinner and are now home to watch the Walking Dead. I am guzzling water and contemplating how little I need to eat tomorrow because I am stuffed! Happy belated Valentine’s day 🙂


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