The Melting Pot Anniversary Dinner

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband, Danny.

Sorry the picture is so tiny. It’s from a really old camera, and I can’t get it any bigger. But you get the idea – we got married a while back.

Yesterday, after the gym, I was so tired, I fell asleep for about an hour. So, Danny dropped the kids off at his parent’s house while I got showered and got ready.

Our first stop was Whole Foods where I picked up some thinkThin bars. I was mad at myself because when we left, I realized that I accidentally grabbed a chocolate fudge bar instead of the chocolate strawberry one that I wanted to try. Oh well, there’s always next time.

After Whole Foods, we headed right next door to Woodfield Mall. My brother, sister-in-law, and niece also happened to be there, so we shopped with them for a while.

I found the world’s best pair of sunglasses…

Wait for it….

BAM! Are these sunglasses not the coolest?! They’re so Dwayne Wayne. Remember him from the tv show A Different World? I would have totally bought these sunglasses if they weren’t mens. I have a love for anything 80’s. That includes neon colors, side pony tails, and double rolled socks.

I also stopped at Sephora and was excited to find Benefit’s They’re Real mascara in the mini size.

My all time favorite mascara is Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash, and when they came out with the They’re Real mascara I was dying to try it but didn’t want the big size because it’s so expensive, and I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. I was very excited to find the mini size.

After shopping for a while, we went to The Melting Pot.

I was starving, and we ended up eating so much, but it was so worth it. Our waiter was so super nice. First, I started out with some fru-fru drink.

Then we had the cheddar cheese fondue. It comes with a variety of dippers – bread, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and apples.

After cheese fondue is the salad course. The salad was so-so; nothing great. The best part was the tangy house dressing. For the main course we had ahi tuna, salmon, a lobster tail, Angus sirloin, teriyaki-marinated sirloin, and chicken. My side was the seafood side and Danny’s was the meat.

The best part was the ahi tuna. This was my first time trying it, and it was great. Tuna always reminds me of tuna fish salad, which I don’t like, so I never wanted to try the ahi tuna. But I am so glad that I did because they are two completely different things, and the ahi tuna was excellent. The lobster was my least favorite. I have had lobster before, but this lobster was chewy which I didn’t like. I paid $11 to add a lobster tail, and it definitely wasn’t worth it.

They also serve a variety of dipping sauces – garden fresh green goddess, sweet teriyaki glaze, tangy ginger plum, and more.

Then came the best part – the chocolate fondue. Unfortunately, none of my pictures of the chocolate came out that great, but we had the Flaming Turtle chocolate fondue. Milk chocolate, caramel, and candied pecans flambeed tableside. I did get a picture of all the dippers, though.

The strawberries were the best. There was also bananas, cheesecake, rice crispies, pound cake, brownies, and marshmallows.

By the time we left, 2 1/2 hours later, we could hardly walk to the car. But it was all so delicious.

Questions of the day:

  • How long have you been with your significant other?
  • What’s your favorite kind of chocolate?
  • Any plans for today?




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8 Responses to The Melting Pot Anniversary Dinner

  1. That ahi tuna looks amazing! And fondue. That’s like me dream meal!

    My favorite kind of chocolate is dark, or anything truffle. 🙂 Actually, the only chocolate I don’t like is white. For some reason I just never got how it could be considered chocolate.

  2. Key Master

    Happy Anniversary! Love Gigi

  3. susie

    You guys loeok adorable together:) I never knew Melting Pot had such variety on their menu-everything looks so tasty. I love tuna, it’s so meaty without being meat. Neon is back! I am seeing it everywhere but…uh…i hate to say I haven’t seen so much of the glasses! Happy Anniversary!

  4. Key Master

    Woodfield today!! Have to use some giftcards.
    Happy anniversary to you and your husband!!!!!!

  5. happy Anniversary!! No big plans today, but those days are actually nice sometimes!

  6. Happy Anniversary! It looks like you were able to enjoy your meal and date night out. Glad you had what looks like a wonderful evening with your man!

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