The Melting Pot in OKC

by sara on September 28, 2012

I’ve seen people trip over a fax cord and break their ankle while running to their computer to buy a Groupon for The Melting Pot so I was excited to see what all the buzz was about!  We took Jason’s mom here as a thank you for hosting us during the epic family reunion weekend.  We started off with the spinach artichoke dip which they made at our table.  I guess that’s cool but I don’t really want to see what goes into fondue.  Kinda like when you find out how many calories are in a grande coffee drink at Starbucks and you realize where the muffin top came from.

The appetizer cheese fondue came with chips, bread chunks, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and apple slices for dipping.  The apple slices were weird but everything else was a perfect dipper.

The dip was good but if I went again, I would probably get something else.  Like dessert.

We went with the Big Night Out Four Course dinner so we had a salad as well.  I chose the strawberry salad off their seasonal menu.  It was tasty.

I’m not sure why but they brought out their own garlic & wine seasoning.

We chose the Coq au Vin cooking style which was a Burgundy wine infused with herbs, spices and mushrooms.  This was the sauce in which you cooked your entree on the stove top on your table.  The waitress gave us cooking times for everything which were wrong but we adjusted.

Like a n00b, I ordered the vegetarian entree which included marinated tofu, artichoke hearts and stuffed tortellini.  I was trying to save room for dessert by not eating a bunch of meat.  This was a dumb move though b/c the tofu broke apart in the broth while “cooking.”  The tortellini and artichoke hearts fell off the skewers so I had to go searching for them.  Next time: just order dessert.

Here was the meat offering.  It looked good but if you forget about your skewer in the pot while you’re talking to your date about chocolate then you overcook it and you can’t undo overcooked meat.

According to our waitress, these were my “green beans.”  Pretty sure they’re a) edamame and b) supposed to be served hot.  They were cold and had no salt.  I guess they wanted me to dip those in the broth as well?  I was confused.

Up until this point, I was not impressed with the Melting Pot.  Overpriced and underwhelmed.  But then, dessert came.  Oh boy.  And when I broke out in a rash because we were almost out of dippers, the waitress came by and asked if we wanted another round of anything because it was unlimited.  I wanted to hug her.

Would I go back to the Melting Pot?  Yes.  For dinner?  No.  For dessert?  H-E-L-L YEAH!

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Ice October 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I felt the exact same way about Melting Pot. And it’s mad pricey

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