Last night I had a wonderful gluten-free experience at The Melting Pot. While I have known for a while that The Melting Pot offered plenty of gluten-free options, this was my first time dining there.
I checked out the gluten-free menu online and was pleased by the number of options available. Not only were many items already gluten-free, but there were notes about what modifications could be made to make the dish gluten-free. The staff was extremely well-versed in all things gluten-free and even informed me that they had gluten-free bread! I wasn’t expecting that, so I was very excited when they told me.
Our group chose the Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue and the Spinach Artichoke Fondue for our first course The bread dippers to the left of the pot in the picture above are the gluten-free ones My friends were very accommodating and careful to avoid contaminating the fondue. The server brought us spoons so that we could spoon the fondue onto our plates instead of dipping in the pot. Of course we dipped the gluten-free bread (which everyone tried), vegetables and such.
Salads were served individually after the cheese fondue course. I had the California Salad which included mixed greens, Roma tomatoes, candied pecans and Gorgonzola cheese drizzled with a Raspberry Black Walnut Vinaigrette.
Next up, the entrees. I chose the Land & Sea, which included filet mignon, shrimp and chicken breast. We had to select up to two different cooking methods and went with the Coq Au Vin and Seasoned Court Bouillon, both naturally gluten-free.
All of the dipping sauces, with the exception of the teriyaki, were gluten-free. I especially enjoyed the curry sauce…it was perfect on the shrimp!
Last, but certainly not least, the Chocolate Fondue course. There were several options for us to choose from and all but the Cookies & Cream Marshmallow Dream and Chocolate S’mores Fondue were gluten-free. We chose the Flaming Turtle and The Original, but with dark chocolate.
Exquisite! The dippers for the Chocolate Fondue included fresh fruit and marshmallows. Surprisingly I think I enjoyed the banana dipped in The Original the best. Something about peanut butter and bananas. Mmm!
I really can’t express how much I enjoyed this meal. Not only the wonderful company of some of my closest girlfriends, but the amazing gluten-free food and the knowledge of the staff. They truly seemed like they had my best interests at heart. I highly recommend gluten-free dining at The Melting Pot if you get the chance.
The Melting Pot has locations all across the US, Canada and Mexico. Have you dined gluten-free at The Melting Pot? How was your experience?