The Melting Pot upstairs in Lahaina Gateway shopping mall will celebrate its third anniversary with a special menu Saturday through Monday.
"We're celebrating three years of fondue in paradise with three nights of three courses for only $30," says the Melting Pot's General Manager Cindy DellaFave. "The special menu will include your choice of cheese fondue, followed by an entree featuring citrus-marinated pork, teriyaki steak, garlic-chili shrimp and chicken pot stickers served with fresh vegetables and delicious dipping sauces and finished off with decadent chocolate fondue."
For the uninitiated, The Melting Pot is part of a fine-dining fondue franchise with more than 100 restaurants across the nation and more in development.
Chocolate fondue makes a delectable dessert with items such as fresh fruits, brownies and Rice Krispie pieces for dipping. Ask about the Girl’s Night Out or graduation party options.
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It's owned by part-time Maui resident David Cohn, who also owns the Pineapple Grill at Kapalua as well as 10 other Cohn Restaurant Group powerhouses based in San Diego in Southern California.
On Maui, The Melting Pot covers 6,500 square feet with private and semiprivate party rooms, lounge, 150-label wine cellar, lanai with liquor license, dining rooms and lovers' lanes and lovers' lounges. Feng shui curves and angles add to the island and ocean feel.
One of the most popular menu choices is the Big Night Out, a four-course feast that rotates with a new themes each and every season. The new theme is Latin America, and The Melting Pot will let you explore Guatamala to Brazil "one delicious bite at a time."
Begin with the first course of queso fundido, a Gruyere and gran queso fondue cheese version of the Mexican classic dish, with fresh jalapenos, crumbled chorizo and a hint of fresh lime.
The second course is shrimp ceviche salad, followed by Latin American entrees of chimichurri sirloin, garlic piri piri shrimp, mole chicken, citrus-marinated pork, filet mignon and fire-roasted corn-salsa ravioli. Cook these items in your choice of hot broth or oil and them dip them into a wide range of sauces, many new.
You may savor a flight of four, 3-ounce pours of wines from Argentina and Chile for $14 or enjoy them by the glass or by the bottle. Kamaaina get 15 percent off this Big Night Out meal any night of the week.
In addition, other nightly specials include 50 percent off select bottles of wine Sundays, bottomless chocolate fondue with purchase of two entrees Tuesdays, 50 percent off entrees from 5 to 5:50 p.m. Wednesdays; and kids eat free on Thursdays. The little ones will also enjoy starlight storytime from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays where local stories are read on the lanai so parents can enjoy a quiet and romantic moment together.
Look for the Summer Special starting June 1 and running until Aug. 31. Get three courses with cheese fondue, salad and entree for $30 per person.
"We always specialize in making any occasion a special event! We can have roses, champagne, balloons, leis and more waiting table-side for you. We have special Lovers Lane seating for that perfect date night out! Don't hesitate - just ask! We also now are offering gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options," says DellaFave.
For reservations, call The Melting Pot at 661-6181.