Melting Pot, The Fondue Restaurant in Jakarta

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Welcoming Melting Pot Restaurant to Indonesia means a good news for Jakartan who has been looking for the fondue restaurant in town ! Now you do not have to be confused since the fondue time is now you could get in the busy business area of Jakarta. Located in Plaza Senayan 5th floor, Melting Pot has opened as a franchise of the Nort'h America Preier Fodue Restaurant since 1975. It's so proud to know that Indonesia has been listed in 130 restaurants of Melting Pot World wide branches.


So, it was my first time eating fondue, i honestly got no idea how to eat in a good way. But, i no longer worried since at the first time i arrived and had a seat, there was a guy with well dressed uniform approached me and took care of the eating process. Yeah, he would be our chef. What wait ? what did the chef do on the dining table ?  All foods and ingredients are served on raw, it's quite same with Shabu Shabu, the difference is we have to grab the food using long-stemmed fork from the boiled pan.

Basically, we can choose to try the A La Carte, Fondue By You, and 4-course Experience. Prices range from IDR 50.000 to IDR 700.000/person. Do you know what is the best way to choose the menu item ? Let the chef do it ! haha. The most recommended is 4-course Experience. There were 4 course experiences and all of them served by fondue except for the salad.

1. Cheese Fondue (IDR 108.000/person)
First level was the appetizer, i tried cheddar. The process of making the cheese sauce was quite unique for me because i saw the beer poured on. 




Yes yes, beside the cheddar or Emmenthaler Swiss cheese itself as the main component, there were also lager beer, garlic and seasonings. Done with the sauce, let's get started with the breads, tortilla and vegetable put on ! My favorites were broccoli and tortilla. np : recipe can be made without alcohol upon request.

2. Salads (IDR 68.000)
Melting Pot house salad was one of the good option for salad ! As the name called it, this one was the special menu of Melting Pot. Mix of crisp romaine and iceberg lettuce, cheddar cheese, fresh tomatoes, crispy croutons, and sliced egg finished with choice of Peppercorn Ranch Dressing or sweet and tangy House Dressing.

 3. Entrees (IDR 488.000)
Come to the main course, Entrees course arrived unprepared, creating the interactive dining experience. I tried the classic entree, it served Premium U.S fillet mignon, herb-crusted chicken, black tiger prawns, memphis-style chicken, and teriyaki-marinated ribeye. My favorite is the ribeye with teriyaki sauce and Memphis-style chicken. 



For the entrée, we can choose one of the premium cooking styles from 4 options and I tried the Seasoned Court Bouillon, which is a complimentary non-alcoholic cooking style. And also, there was another way to eat the entree beside the boiled water, we also can choose the deep frying ! yep, all thos emats i mentioned above would be eaten with crispy taste in your mouth. The were 6 different sauces from cheesy sauces, ginger sauce, teriyaki sauce, even chili sauce, curry sauce. My favorites are teriyaki sauce, curry sauce and as always as the cheese lover, cheesy sauce !

4. Chocolate Fondue 
Complete your experience by dipping fresh fruits and sweet pastries into any of decadent chocolate recipes. The chocolate fondue recipe featuring, milk, dark and white chocolate. The milk-chocolate came in Ying & Yang pattern.  

Though i tried both milk chocolate and peanut chocolate, i prefer to peanut chocolate as it was lees sweet than the milk chocolate. Looking for more sweeter, milk-chocolate would be your best dessert fondue choice ! The sweet fondue served with this platter of fruits, cakes, marshmallow to dip in. My favorites were classic strawberry, and melon !

Though i tried both milk chocolate and peanut chocolate, i prefer to peanut chocolate as it was lees sweet than the milk chocolate. Looking for more sweeter, milk-chocolate would be your best dessert fondue choice ! The sweet fondue served with this platter of fruits, cakes, marshmallow to dip in. My favorites were classic strawberry, and melon !


The venue appearance is my most concerned of restaurant. Well the venue looks excellent in semi fine dining concept. The seats are mostly could cover a group of people as it was designed for people who would like to have a chit-chat time with friends and partners while having a dip fondue. There were also the more private seats surrounded by marbles hanging from the ceiling. All wrapped in a good experience, my first fondue taste really marked the good memories, would have to try another fondue experience for sure !

The Melting Pot
Plaza Senayan, Level 5, Jakarta
Phone : ( 021 ) 57906057
Facebook : The Melting Pot Jakarta 
Instagram : @Meltingpot_ID

cheers,
kadekarini

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