From frugal to fancy...
Today's post highlights a less than thrifty Valentine's night dinner. High cost + high calorie! Don't judge me - sometimes life deserves a celebration!
I'm not an insane Valentine's person. I like the notion, I like decorating my house with pink hearts for a month, and I like any excuse to dress up and go to dinner with my husband!
I even busted out my fancy shoes! That my cat apparently finds fascinating!
Enter February 14 and The Melting Pot.
I chose the Melting Pot for 2 reasons:
1. You get a massive amounts of melted chocolate. It's so close to heaven it's scary.
2. Your meal takes a long time. I like that. It provides a relaxing environment and gives Kyle and I lots of time to catch up. Our dinner took 2 hours.
Have you been to the Melting Pot?
The Melting Pot a fondue restaurant. Most times when we go we opt for the 4-course dinner. You get cheese fondue, salad, meats to be cooked, and the aforementioned heavenly chocolate dessert course. You leave stuffed, happy, and smelling like the restaurant!
Melted cheese is served with bread, Granny Smith apples, and raw vegetables for dipping. I used a lot of the broccoli for dipping...it totally made me feel like I was eating healthier!
The cheese had a good flavor and I liked the hint of nutmeg they added. It was mild and not over-powering.
The next course was the salad. Kyle and I both opted for a traditional Caesar salad and we were underwhelmed.
The third course was the meat course. You are served a platter of raw meat and a pot of boiling cooking liquid. This is how it goes: spork + meat -> hot liquid. Wait and eat.
Our platter had lobster, filet Mignon, buffalo chicken, white tiger shrimp, mushroom ravioli, and duck.
You also get a plethora of sauces for dipping and unlimited red potatoes, mushrooms, and broccoli.
I think the mushrooms with a big dollop of
And then comes the chocolate!! Oh yeah! Kyle & I agreed upon the Yin & Yang chocolate which is a combination of white and dark chocolate. (yes, I know white chocolate isn't chocolate...but my Valentine likes it)
The chocolate comes with dippers like strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, brownies, rice krispies, marshmallows, and red velvet cake. Surprisingly the marshmallows were my favorite dipper!
Once all the dippers were gone I was literally eating the chocolate with a spoon...like it was soup. And now I'm embarrassed I did that. But it tasted gggoooooddddddd! MMMMMM!
The great part about the night was just spending time with Kyle. Call me a cheese ball, but I love that guy and any reason for chocolate, wine, and a handsome husband is a good reason to me!
|Please not the mess of chocolate on my plate!|
Love and cupid,
Carissa & Kyle