Monday, January 31, 2011

Date night...

 We celebrated Brett's 38th Birthday last week.  
The boys choose this Pepperidge Farm cake with sprinkles and we jazzed it up a bit...


On Saturday night we continued the celebration with our semiannual date night at our favorite date night restaurant, The Melting Pot...


We went with the package deal called The Big Night Out which is a four course themed dinner, and I love themes! This particular theme was a "Traditional French inspired four course creation". 

It starts out with a DELICIOUS cheese fondue and for dippers you are given three different breads, bite sized green apples, and some veggies.


I love the pewter plates and the cozy booth! The cooker is right on your table. Brett developed this technique to catch the dripping cheese LOL!


I quickly drank up my first French Martini, before I remembered to snap a pic,  it was flavored with hints of raspberry and pineapple juice.


The Nicoise salad course was simple but delicious, of course it looked pretty too! 


Who could not love this! The melted Brie, Fontina, Gruyere and  Raclette Cheese was flavored with white truffle cream, Nueske's bacon, onions, and fresh chives.


Our second and final round of cocktails...



We were really enjoying ourselves! 


Our Coq au vin fondue flavored with burgundy wine and mushrooms...


Here's what you get to cook (we left off the duck and asked for more chicken) Starting from the back there's Chicken Provencal, Filet Mingon,  Peppercorn-Crusted NY Strip, Roasted-Garlic Shrimp, and two Ratatouille & Goat Cheese Ravioli...

 Who wouldn't love this!


Oh Yeah, they also give you some broccoli, potatoe, and mushrooms along with the slotted "search and rescue" spoon... 


Aren't these fondue forks so pretty! You can see some of the dipping sauces in the background. I loved the blue cheese for the Filet Mignon!


A little shrimp with spicy sauce, these cooked in a minute and a half...


Brett was even enjoying some rescued broccoli, which was hot from floating around in the fondue for a while!


 We were so excited for the final course that we ate some before I snapped a picture but you can see how delicious it was. Our theme chocolate fondue was white chocolate creme brulee, it was so Yummy.

The dessert dippers included: strawberries, bananas, brownie bites, pound cake bites, chocolate drench cheese cake, bite sized rice crispy treats,  chocolate rolled marshmallows, and coconut rolled marshmallows.


Steamy melted chocolate heaven! Oh and they caramelize the sugar right in front of you!


The brownie bite was my favorite hands down...


Brett was ready to explode at this point... 


While we were out the boys enjoyed McDonald's with Grandma and Grandpa and they were so good that Grandma said that we should go out more often so that they can babysit. We probably will since our seven year anniversary is just a little over a month away. 

I highly recommend a date night at The Melting Pot it is so tasty but its also a very romantic setting in your private booth with fake stars twinkling above.

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