Friday Nights have become Date night for Gabe and I. It is the only night (besides having weekends off) that Gabe does not work and we have a sitter at our house.
Lately Gabe and I have been doing a lot of outback steakhouse cause it is so cheap and it's close to home and quite frankly we love the food!
Last night I wanted to be a bit more adventurous and thought to myself..It has been awhile since we been to the Melting Pot and I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Melting Pot.
If you do not know what the Melting Pot is it is a All Fondue restaurant . I usually go to the one in Irvine but this time we went to the one in Torrance and I love it even more. The building is all circular and gives the place a very cool Modern look..I so want my 35th birthday party to be here! Gabe and I got there a little early and so we decided to go to the bar and wait for our friends who were joining us for the evening. Sean, Julia and Toni. My first drink I ordered was a Love Martini and I certainly did Love it! It had peach schnapps,Malibu rum, strawberry and was just so sweet and delish! I had to have another at dinner! Cheers~ Gabe ordered a Campari and Soda. The bar was really dim with sky lights with little crystal starburts that hang from them. There were so many tempting cocktails to choose from at the bar. I ordered this drink called the Grapes of Wrath. It was Elderberry and White wine cocktail mix that included white wine, Vodka, St. Germaine Liquor (elderberry liquor very sweet) splash of Apple juice and fresh lemon and rosemary for garnish and top with Sauvigaon blanc...I AM IN HEAVEN! Gabe had a blueberry stoli on the rocks and minutes after we got our drinks the rest of the gang showed up They had a restaurant week special going on that ended that evening for 4 courses for only 34.00 per person..We ALL got the special. For starters you had your cheese fondue and you could choose from the two ..Spinach Artichoke cheese dip or a Cheddar Beer and Jalapeno
Gabe and Toni did the cheddar and Julia, Sean and I the Arti. They do a whole presentation of making the fondue at your table. Once you order the waitress gets your heat plates that are built into the tables turned on and warmed up. She brings out the two pots and one has beer in it and the other has veggie broth and they simmer and she just starts stirring in the ingredients.