Local Bites: Brunch at The Melting Pot St. Pete

Things I love: Brunch. And fondue. So when you mix the two together, I’m in total heaven. My sister and I recently visited The Melting Pot in St. Pete to check out the new brunch menu, and we were both thoroughly impressed with all that we tried! Keep on scrolling for all of the delicious eats!

San Marzano Bloody Marys: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Lava Bloody Mary Mix, Worcestershire Sauce

After starting off brunch with a pair of Bloody Marys, we picked out one item from each menu category (fondue, sandwiches & salad and plates) to try. We couldn’t not order the Bacon Egg Cheddar Fondue - who can resist cheddar cheese blended with scrambled eggs, bacon and hot sauce?! Paired with breads and veggies to dip into with, it was delicious. Guys, I’m in love with breakfast fondue. Best creation ever.

Bacon Egg Cheddar Fondue: Scrambled Egg, Hickory-Smoked Bacon, Frank’s Red Hot, Sam Adams Boston Lager

Bacon Egg Cheddar Fondue: Scrambled Egg, Hickory-Smoked Bacon, Frank’s Red Hot, Sam Adams Boston Lager

Next up, we tried the Alpine Egg Croissant, with scrambled egg, alpine cheese, tomato and green goddess sauce sandwiched in between two Parmesan-croissant halves and served with a side of kettle-cooked chips. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this, as I’m not typically a sandwich person, especially not for breakfast. The croissant was perfectly toasted and each bite delivered a mouthful of savoriness, not overwhelming in cheese flavor.

Alpine Egg Croissant: Parmesan-Toasted, Scrambled Egg, Alpine Cheese, Arugula, Tomato, Herbs, Green Goddess

And finally, the plate - our server recommended we try the Buttermilk Chicken & Waffle, since it’s a customer favorite. It wasn’t difficult to discover why - while I’m not typically a fan of sweet mixed with savory, this dish hit the spot. We slathered the scallion butter onto our waffle, and when paired with the perfectly battered and fried chicken and Tobasco honey, it was a low-key sweet way to end our brunch date.

Buttermilk Chicken & Waffle: Belgian Pearl Sugar Waffle, Scallion Butter, Tabasco Honey

We really enjoyed having brunch at The Melting Pot in St. Pete, and I’m already planning when I’ll be taking pH to go and check it out - that breakfast fondue will be perfect for his keto diet (when eaten with only the veggies, of course!)! And for my gluten-free friends, The Melting Pot is incredibly accommodating with their menu, which denotes exactly how you can make a dish into a gluten-free option.

The Melting Pot St. Pete is located at 2221 4th Street North in St. Petersburg. Brunch is served on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant is also open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  You can view all of the menus here. To stay updated on the latest happenings at The Melting Pot, follow along on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

*Disclosure: The meal featured in this post was provided by The Melting Pot for editorial consideration. This post was written on my own accord, and opinions expressed here are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of The Melting Pot or Front Burner Brands.