If you're an avid follower of my blog or social media pages, it's not surprising that I'm talking about food again. If you're new here, welcome. I'm Allie, and I like food.
Over the summer, I developed an intolerance to gluten which seriously affected my diet. I love to cook, so eating at home hasn't been an issue; in fact, I find that some gluten free recipes are actually better than the wheat-based "originals". The big thing that has proved an issue for me though is eating out. Dan and I always would go out to eat on Friday or Saturday evenings for a date night. Being homeowners now, we sometimes just crave a chance for a change of scenery, but my diet really hinders that opportunity because there's a constant fear of getting sick, which just isn't worth the trouble. NO LONGER.
One of our favorite restaurants is The Melting Pot in King of Prussia, and we'd assumed (you know what they say) that I wouldn't be able to eat there but we were informed that it wouldn't be a problem. We had an opportunity to go in last night to test out their Restaurant Week Menu a little early, and friends, I was in heaven.
For those who might be interested, The Melting Pot in King of Prussia will be participating in King of Prussia Restaurant Week from March 5-11, 2018. Their special menu will be only $30 per person option to add on the chocolate fondue dessert for an addition $5 per person. Not only that, but a portion of the proceeds will benefit CHOP. You heard me right. You can give back to the community by eating cheese and chocolate. That's a win if I ever saw one.
Now, let's get to the good stuff ... what will you get?!
Kick off your night with the Monterey Alpine Cheese Fondue (or any other cheese fondue that suits your fancy). What it is: Gruyere, Raclette and Fontina cheeses blended with Rose wine, fresh spinach, Gorgonzola crumbles and shallots, topped with honey-roasted almonds.
The Monterey Alpine was really good though, and I thought had a unique flavor that paired well with the fruit dippers especially. I was extra excited when they brought out a bowl of gluten free crostini for me to dip as well!
Next up was our Spring Spinach Salad. I'm not a salad person, but The Melting Pot's salads always have me convinced I'll convert.
What it is: a bed of fresh spinach topped with Roma tomatoes, Gorgonzola cheese, golden raisins, roasted red peppers and candied pecans, finished with a balsamic glaze (or choose another salad).
You'll dream about that balsamic glaze.
As usual, the entrees were amazing. The third course of the Restaurant Week Menu allows you to choose from The Wayne (jalapeño filet mignon, pacific white shrimp, featured pasta & herb coated chicken), The King of Prussia (cold water lobster tail, filet mignon & sriracha lime shrimp) or The Audubon (sesame wasabi ahi tuna, pacific white shrimp, atlantic salmon & herb coated chicken).
Dan is a big seafood guy, so he opted for The King of Prussia. I on the other hand, am all about the land, so they customized a plate for me that was seafood free and gluten free (they even offered to give us a separate burner in case I didn't want to mix them in the broth we cooked them in!) and it was a mix of the chicken and jalapeño filet. SO GOOD!
These were served with fresh veggies (the mushrooms are my favorite, I let them soak for a while) and so many dipping sauces your head will spin (all delicious). You can cook the meat yourself, so it's cooked to your preferred temperature and we had so much fun doing this. It never gets old.
Naturally, we had to get the chocolate fondue as well, because THE MELTING POT. We opted for the Chocolate S'mores (milk chocolate melted with marshmallow cream and USUALLY topped with graham crackers). Because of my allergy, we omitted these, but our awesome server brought a dish of them to Dan so that he could still incorporate them into his.
Have you ever dipped a marshmallow into marshmallow? You really ought to try it, because as it turns out it's the best thing ever.
Throughout my experience, I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything because they had substitutions for just about everything (including gluten free brownies for the chocolate fondue) and still made sure Dan got everything he wanted (aka. all of the wheat).
You can't go wrong with The Melting Pot, and their Restaurant Week Menu was delicious. Make sure to visit March 5-11, 2018 to test it out for yourself!