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Fondue has fallen in and out of fashion ever since the 1960s. It's currently trendy enough, however, to support this chain of 50 Melting Pot locations. Houston's location is nestled in an upper Westheimer strip center. The typical feast spans four courses, including a cheese fondue appetizer. For dessert, you can dip bits of brownie, pound cake, cheesecake or fruit into the Yin and Yang, a pleasing mixture of dark and white chocolate shaped like the Chinese symbol.
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The traditional Swiss cheese fondue ($14) at The Melting Pot (6100 Westheimer, 713-532-5011) transports diners back to the '70s, when fondue parties were all the rage. The waiters at the Pot prepare this dish for two tableside. They pour a cup of... More »
Fondue's popularity peaked, more or less, in the '70s, which explains why nearly everyone I told about my long-forked foray at The Melting Pot snickered and said something about disco and Saturday Night Fever. I've since learned that fondue was... More »
Usually I stay away from chains but just try to find an independent fondue place. Food is excellent and fun and incredibly atmosphere is romantic. Though a bit spendy, it's excellent for special occassions, I took the bf there for his birthday.
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