Do you fondue? We do! Even less often used than the waffle iron, the fondue set Chris and I (registered for and) received as a wedding gift sits on a shelf in the basement. But that is all about to change! For after a night with girlfriends J, G and L, I am tempted to cut up every food I come across into cubes and dip it all in cheese, broth or chocolate.
Yes, these girls have initiated me into the "Dip Club" by taking me on my first (but definitely not my last) visit to The Melting Pot. Not just a dinner outing, but an Event. An Experience. Both with a capital E. When we were seated at our booth-with-only-one-burner, a visibly disappointed J thought we'd need to move. We need two burners! It's her first time! We need to try things! Thankfully, our server was friendly and accomodating, and while she couldn't move us (all tables were booked), it was early and she made one of our fondues at a nearby table. Crisis averted.
And that was just the first course.
Last but most definitely not least, there was the chocolate course. Don't dare call it a mere dessert. As with the cheese, we decided we had to have two, since we're worth it and all that. Don't judge us. First, a rich dark chocolate fondue infused with a little Chambord. Then, the fabulous "Flaming Turtle" - milk chocolate, caramel and candied pecans flambeed at the table, also known as Dinner and a Show! We let out small gasps as our table glowed orange, but as soon as the flames were out, we were back to our dipping. Strawberries. Pound cake. Marshmallows. Bananas. Brownie Bites. Rice Krispie treats. Pure decadence to finish off a fabulous meal and a great night out with some amazing friends.
Maybe just one more bite....