Thursday, June 24, 2010

Recap: Fondue of Foodies Tweetup at The Melting Pot

If there's any food you don't like, I guarantee you if you dip it in cheese or chocolate your mind will change.

On Monday evening, The Melting Pot of Boston held a Fondue of Foodies Tweetup for some of us local bloggers. In attendance were some food writers I admire and read on a regular basis, including Michelle, Tina, Alicia, Dale and Pam (to name only a few). The Melting Pot had a wonderful spread for us, including a variety of cheese and dessert fondues, with cubes of bread, nacho chips, apples, Rice Krispies Treats, and strawberries for dipping.

To wash down all the fondue, several waiters walked around with complimentary white and red Sangria, Triple 8 Blueberry Vodka from Nantucket, and Still River Winery's Apfel Eis apple ice wine out of Harvard, Mass.

The folks from Still River Winery were on hand to chat with us bloggers, and gave us information about the winery and the wine itself. The apple wine was pleasantly tart, crisp and slightly sweet, despite the fact that no sugar is added to the wine.

My favorite fondues of the evening were the Fiesta Cheese fondue and the Spinach Artichoke. The Fiesta concoction was slightly spicy and full of salsa and cheese flavor, and even had chopped, fresh jalapenos on the side for added spice and texture.

The Spinach Artichoke tasted like your regular batch of spinach artichoke dip, but was extra cheesy and bubbling hot. Thankfully, it also lacked the intense mayonnaise flavor some spinach artichoke dips can possess.

As some of you already know, I'm not a huge dessert person, but I did manage to sample some of the chocolate and dessert fondues. The Pure Dark Chocolate fondue with the fresh strawberries was pretty spectacular, but the The Original was my favorite, made with The Melting Pot's signature milk chocolate fondue with a swirl of crunchy peanut butter. 

Overall, The Melting Pot put on a great Tweetup, and I was honored to attend. Big thanks to them for putting on such a great evening!

Side note: I'm attending Taste of the Nation this Sunday in Portland, M.E. and will be covering the event in its entirety for my readers! If you'll be attending as well, let me know so we can hopefully meet up! If you're not attending, tickets are still available here


  1. It was a great time and so lovely to see you as usual!

  2. It was so nice to finally meet you at such a super fun event! From the sounds of it, the Fiesta cheese was the clear winner. Hope to bump into you again soon!

  3. Same to both of you! Looking forward to seeing you guys again soon!