The Melting Pot has a fondue concept which is not new to Dubai. Originally from the States, it opened its first franchise in Dubai about a few months back. Located in Boxpark, it boasts a cute little area among the throng of other stores situated there.
The interiors are funky, with yellow and white being the main colour theme, which will make any person cheerful when they walk in. Since I chose a Thursday night to dine in, the place was quite packed. They also have private dining areas for groups of four or six.
From the drinks, I was happy with the Yin Yang Martini (non-alcoholic of course!), the white chocolate drink was thick in consistency and quite filling.
Looking at the menu, I was amazed at how they have different types of cheese fondue, our server was kind enough to help me choose two for the table. Namely, Fiesta and French Onion Gruyère.
The tables have an inbuilt hot plate that makes it easy for you to dip in the appetizers. Beware, the pots may be too hot to touch! I liked the French Onion cheese fondue which had caramelized onions and beef. We were also given breads, nachos and veggies on the side for dipping. Being a fan of fondue, I loved the dish!
Next, I ordered a Strawberry Almond and California salad. Not really being fond of salads, I was quite sceptical before trying it. And I was glad I did! The Strawberry Almond was a winner! The raspberry dressing was fantastic. A must try definitely.
For the main course, we decided to try our hand with a variety. Some tuna, salmon, shrimps, marinated chicken and beef was brought to the table. On the hot plate was a pot of boiling broth, and we were supposed to dip our meat in for it to cook. This was probably the least favourite part for me. Waiting for it to cook was time-consuming, and there were a few times when I got my piece out a few seconds earlier than it was done cooking.
And lastly, the dessert. We chose a combination of white and dark chocolate and a Pure Chocolate. These were accompanied with strawberries, pineapples, melon, brownies and marshmallows. Dipping these in the chocolate brought out the inner child in me!
The manager was kind enough to offer us a box of their chocolate covered strawberries. Something that I devoured the next day while reminiscing about the chocolate fondue.
The Melting Pot boasts a good staff that is attentive and punctual. While many may not really like the concept, it definitely is something you should be open to try at least once. Hungryoungwoman recommends the Chocolate Fondue, Yin Yang Martini and Strawberry Almond salad.
Until next time. xx
Disclaimer: Though I was a guest at The Melting Pot, all opinions expressed are my own and they stand honest and unbiased.