Tuesday, May 14, 2013

taste of tuesday: our trip to simply fondue

Last weekend (before sickgate 2013), Austin and I went to a restaurant in Dallas called "Simply Fondue".  There is a similar place in Houston (The Melting Pot) that I'd always wanted to try, so I was excited about our fondue experience. 

If you haven't been to/heard of these places, they're basically like mini versions of Benihana's.  You sit at a table with your party, and there is a stove burner in the middle where you either dip stuff into a pot or cook stuff on a skillet. 

Austin and I chose the "house favorite" which gives each person a salad, cheese course, 6 meats with veggies for the main course, and a chocolate fondue for dessert.  It was all delicious!!

In the picture up there you can see our salad, cheese pot, and chef Austin cooking our meats and veggies.  We chose steak, bacon-wrapped filet, shrimp, garlic-crusted chicken, scallops, and fish for our main course meats.

And here's my favorite part: the dessert!  We got a "campfire pot" which had melted chocolate, graham cracker crumbs, and toasted marshmallows that we stirred in once they were melted.  This was SO yummy.  Once all of our dipping stuff (brownies, pound cake, strawberries, bananas, cherries, etc.) was gone, I just ate the chocolate with my fondue fork.
This place was really cool, and we had a great time! It's not somewhere we would frequent (it's funny that you pay all that money and have to cook your own food!), but it was a fun experience.  We both agreed that it would be a good place to go on a first or second date because it gives you something to do (in case the conversation isn't flowing too well). 
Have you guys ever been to a place like Simply Fondue?!  What did you think? 


  1. I've tried the Melting Pot in Dallas and in Austin! Great for bigger parties!

    Thanks for linking up, friend! :)

  2. oh wow this food looks fantastic!

  3. I've always wanted to go to the Melting Pot, but Joey says it's just ok so we've never gone. I'm going to try to convince him again that we have to go! Thanks for linking up with us! :)

  4. Can you believe that I have never had fondue? So wrong! It looks deelish!

  5. This looks so good! I look places like this!

  6. I've been to a restaurant called the Melting Pot that was similar. Loved it!