It’s Friday night, and you’re looking for a few romantic ideas. You want to take your date somewhere special. You want a cozy, leisurely dining experience with a bit of a kick. Well, look no further than The Melting Pot restaurant on the northeast side of Indianapolis; you won’t be disappointed. An upscale, elegant Indianapolis restaurant that specializes in fondue, The Melting Pot offers something different and delicious for an exceptional night out.
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A typical evening at The Melting Pot includes private, spacious booths in a dimly lit, stylish atmosphere, attentive staff, and a four-course dinner designed to give you the best of each “type” of fondue. Your dinner includes a freshly prepared salad and features three unique courses of rich fondues with a wide variety of bread, meats, and desserts included for your dipping pleasure. If the large menu seems overwhelming, the best way to order is from the preselected menus expertly laid out for you. These specialty menus include “Big Night Out,” which incorporates 10% off a bottle of wine, and “Fondue for Two.” Both of these excellent options feature a variety of cooking styles, meats, and dessert dips that allow you to make choices within the suggested lineups.
Each “pot” is intended for two, and you’re guaranteed a fun, interactive dining experience, which even includes cooking your own meats. The first steaming fondue brought to the table is the appetizer course, one of four sophisticated cheese options. One of the most popular appetizers is the Traditional Swiss Cheese: a rich blend of Grùyere and Emmenthaler cheeses, white wine, and garlic, with a hint of nutmeg and lemon zest. Each selection comes with a variety of breads, vegetables, and apple slices.
After a flavorful salad of your choosing, the highlight of the meal comes next: the main course. The restaurant offers four distinct cooking options, including a rich vegetable broth and a Caribbean style sauce. The choices of meat are almost endless: center cut filet, jumbo tiger prawns, chicken breast, teriyaki marinated sirloin, lobster-stuffed ravioli, and lobster tails are a few prime choices. A variety of dipping sauces is available as well, including rich gorgonzola port, mild curry, thick BBQ, and garlic Dijon butter. You actually cook your own meat in the oils, which provides the ultimate interactive experience!
At The Melting Pot Restaurant, it’s almost unthinkable not to save room for dessert; some couples go and order only the last course! Perhaps the most popular is the “Original”: the restaurant’s signature chocolate fondue featuring rich milk chocolate melted with crunchy peanut butter. Another great choice is the “Flaming Turtle,” which has the special element of being flambéed right at your table and topped with melted caramel and chopped pecans.
And don’t get so caught up in choosing your selections that you neglect the extensive drink menu: along with a full bar meant to rival the best Indianapolis bars in selection, there are a number of unique, signature martinis. So for your next big night out, give yourself a treat and head to The Melting Pot for the ultimate fondue experience!
For more information on The Melting Pot, including a full menu and hours, please visit the restaurant’s homepage.
The Melting Pot Indianapolis
5650 E 86th St Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46250
The Melting Pot Greenwood
1259 N State Road 135 # A
Greenwood, IN 46142-1026
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