Dining Guide: The Melting Pot

Written by Donna Walker in the February 2010 Issue

The Melting Pot

Romance is in the air every day at the Melting Pot. From the intimate atmosphere to the creative cocktails, amore is served abundantly here. You’ll know you’re in for a memorable evening when you take your seat in “Lover’s Lane” and sip the Love Martini with heart-shaped strawberries floating in a sweet concoction of rum, Peach Schnapps and cranberry juice.

Oklahoma franchisee Mark and Becky Chapman, opened the first Melting Pot in the state in 2004 in Tulsa. The Oklahoma City Bricktown location soon followed, opening in 2007. Since then, the restaurant’s popularity has soared so much that an empty table is rarely seen.

Diners can enjoy a love-infused four-course event or choose to enjoy individual courses. For the full treatment, start with one of their delicious cheese fondues. Dig into the Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue with Gruyère and Emmenthaler Swiss cheeses, white wine, garlic, nutmeg, lemon and Kirschwasser.

Next, try a cool, crisp salad such as the Spinach Mushroom, Caesar or House. You’ll find two Melting Pot exclusive dressings, including a raspberry vinaigrette and tangy house dressing available.

The third course is the star of the feast with succulent choices like Land & Sea featuring New York Strip, chicken breast and white shrimp. You can also choose from Cedar Plank Salmon, The Vegetarian and more. Four cooking styles are available, including Mojo, Coq au Vin or the classic Bourguigonne.

As the crowning finale to your romantic evening, try one of The Melting Pot’s 10 different styles of chocolate, or create your own combination. Some of the decadent options include S’mores, Bananas Foster, Snickers or the Flaming Turtle with milk chocolate, caramel and chopped pecans flambéed tableside. Fresh strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, marshmallows and pound cake can all be enjoyed with your fondue.

While the Melting Pot is known for its rich flavors and superb wine list which boasts 250 wines, its best known as the place for celebrating special occasions. This year’s Valentines package will make the holiday a memorable one.

Diners will enjoy a four course meal featuring loaded baked potato cheese, cherry blossom salad and entrees including filet mignon, lobster, chicken, ravioli and bratwurst. The dessert will be made up of a strawberry mascarpone shortcake fondue. For an additional fee, true romantics may want to purchase a package that includes guaranteed seating in Lover’s Lane, flowers, wine and a photo souvenir.

There are many great dining choices in the metro area. If you yearn for a dining experience, The Melting Pot at 4 E. Sheridan is the place to be. Call 235-1000 early for Valentine’s Day reservations. 


 

 

Chefs di Domani
This fabulous Crème’ Anglaise  at Chefs di Domani, inside the Platt College Culinary school  is the perfect ending to any of their tasty entrees. No details are spared, from the fresh raspberries and whipped cream to the baked pastry and the caramelized sugar art on top. Diners can enjoy appetizers like coconut shrimp, seafood sampler or strawberry spinach salad. Entrees include Black Angus burgers and chicken penne pasta. Everything is prepared fresh by the student chefs. Stop by 2727 W. Memorial. Lunch is served Thursday and Friday from 11:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Zarate's
Taste the freshness and fun flavors from South America, Central America, Caribbean and Mexico try Zarate’s Three Citrus Cuban Pork Chops (pictured), Jamaican Curry Chicken, Brazilian BBQ Chicken/Shrimp or Juicy Beef Sauteed Peruvian Lomo Saltado. They Offer International sodas, a full bar and live Latin music every Wednesday evening. Learn to Salsa dance every first Saturday night of the month. Come join us for great fun and service-Latin Style. View the online menu at www.zarateslatingrill.com. Call 330-6400 for call-ahead seating and to-go orders. 706 S. Broadway.

Tropical Cafe
Homemade goodness so sweet and delicious you won’t want to share! This light and luscious dessert crepe can be made to order. Each homemade crepe is topped with whipped cream and filled with strawberries, bananas, chocolate or whatever creation you can come up with. Try one of Tropical Cafe’s new cupcakes or sushi rolls. Their tiger roll has coconut shrimp tempura and cream cheese, topped with fresh avocado, crabmeat, smelt and grilled teriyaki eel. Stop in at 304 S. Kelly. For more menu items.visit www.OklahomaTropicalCafe.com.

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