Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Melting Pot


The Melting Pot is an upscale restaurant located in downtown Ocala, directly across from the town square. It features fondue meals, and as you can see billiards are available upstairs. We have not eaten there as yet because their prices are "pricey," but it has a reputation for excellent food.

24 comments:

Olivier said...

un restaurant avec un billard, cela doit faire de belles soirées.

Z said...

Hello from the land of fondue!

I find it a little amusing now to think of fondue at an upscale establishment, though I know for certain there are pricey restaurants here in Switerland featuring fondue. Mostly for the tourists, methinks.

Kcalpesh said...

Fondue, is 1 dish or are there a variety of fondue dishes? I really admire the way you capture the colors. This structure certainly has a nice combination. The blue and Orange. I love these colors.

Vogon Poet said...

Funny name for a restaurant, but the sign is nice.

cieldequimper said...

Hmmm une fondue savoyarde !! No Jacob what I posted isn't a flask!!! Check the sporran out if you go back to my blog!

Jacob said...

OK, Ciel...I went back, checked out what a sporran is...a purse! But you could put a bottle inside of it. Then it would be a flask! ;-))

I was kidding you, you know.

Have a great day! It's still raining here -- all week. We needed the rain but this is ridiculous and now we're under a flood watch!

Jacob said...

@ Kcalpesh - Fondue can be many dishes, from a variety of cheeses to a variety of meats...thanks for your nice words.

One thing, though. When I've tried to comment on your blog, I get a "failure" message from AOL...which I don't understand as everything seems to go through all right...

Have a great weekend!

Cezar and Léia said...

Fondue in Brazil is a kind of expensive meal as well, but it is worth!
I liked this angle in this shot!
Bravo Jacob!
Léia

Lois said...

We have a Melting Pot here too and it is my daughter and son-in-law's favorite restaurant! They were just there this week for their wedding anniversary. The only thing is after you eat there, you come home smelling like the food, since you cook most of it yourself right at your table.

Bj said...

An expensive fondue resturant? Hummm Do they dip lobster into melted butters? Now that sounds good to me.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Nice photo.

In Denmark fondue is actually associated with the 1970's, but even at home it's a cosy way to have dinner with friends. It takes some time to get through the meal, so there's amble of time for talk about big and small.

Halcyon said...

Fondue is not exactly hot weather food - but I do love it in the winter!

Antjas said...

I wonder if this communal eating leads to the spread of H1N1? Hope not. What you should really try is hot pot which is an Asian version of cooking your soups and meat in a communal boiling hot pot. Delicious!

Antjas said...

I suppose I should have prefaced my H1N1 comment with the fact that the school in which I work has two reported cases and perhaps a few unreported. We are all obsessed with cleanliness and Purell at the moment and the thought of sharing food is out of the question.

nopham said...

Love the colors! Very nice looking at your pictures. We will go to Jacobsville next week....just for you. It's a beautiful little town.

cieldequimper said...

OK, so you were kidding, sorry! I'm happy to report BLUE skies for a change! Next week will be blue skies galore on VDP with a special post for you and Lois Anne! Have a great weekend!

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - Blue skies! That's fantastic. It cleared just enough today for me to clean the pool and cut the grass. Now it looks like another storms approaching and it's supposed to rain all day tomorrow with thunderstorms Sunday and Monday. Sheesh!

Well...now you've really got me curious! Special post? Sounds wonderful!

Hope your weekend is relaxing and fun!

Jacob said...

@ Antjas - Your school has two cases of swine flu? Sheesh! I can imagine that the thought of sharing food doesn't sound very appetizing.

We got caught up in the fondue craze many, many years ago...but Lois is a vegetarian, and I've never really enjoying eating out of a common pot...so it didn't last long.

Add all that to the high prices and it's unlikely we'll be frequenting The Melting Pot anytime soon.

Joy said...

The only fondue I like is chocolate. Not a huge fan of cheese fondue. I'm sure you can enjoy the same kind of food they serve at the restaurant by making it at home - and it would be more fun and a lot more affordable :)

JM said...

Would like to try the fondue as I'm crazy about it! :-)

faye said...

We have a Melting Pot restaurant in G'ville ..
a renovated church a few blocks off main street.
I agree it is pricey, but for a very special
occasion it can be quite nice.... just go for the
dessert fondue.... really decadent chocolate.

Living said...

I'd *love* to go to a fondue restaurant.

glasgowdailyphoto said...

Fondue restaurant? What a brilliant idea, I've never heard of such a thing but would enjoy it very much I'm sure! :)

Lisa Wilson said...

I've been to The Melting Pot in Tulsa. Pricey, but very good. Now I need some strawberries and angel food cake to dip in chocolate. :)

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