Local Bites: Grill Cooking Style at The Melting Pot St. Pete

It's been a little bit since I last enjoyed dinner at The Melting Pot - the closest one to our place is in Carrollwood, which I consider a little bit of a trek from our condo in South Tampa. But, what slipped my mind, was that there's a location in St. Pete, which means it's more convenient than ever to enjoy a 2+ hour experience in an effort to wind down from my work day (because I work in St. Pete).

What I didn't know (and eventually learned), is The Melting Pot has some menu offerings that are unique to each location - on a recent visit, my work wife (Ashley) and I got the opportunity to check out a new grill style cooking option that's offered at the St. Pete location. If you thought fondue was fun, grill style cooking is an even more elevated experience! Keep scrolling for the delicious eats:

Wisconsin Cheddar Fondue

For our cheese fondue choice, we opted for the classic Wisconsin Cheddar and chose to make it gluten-free by substituting Court Bouillon for the beer (Ashley is gluten-free by choice). I guess it'd been so long since I last went to The Melting Pot, that I didn't realize how incredibly gluten-free friendly the menu is!

The Wisconsin Cheddar fondue is just as delicious as I remember it being, and the Rosemary Fries definitely enhanced the course!

Definitely order the Rosemary Fries - they're delicious, and perfectly crispy!

Confession: For our salads, we both ordered the Bacon & Bleu Spinach and I was so hasty with scarfing it down that I didn't take a photo - and I didn't even realize it.....until I started writing this post. I know. Face palm.

For the grill course, we both agreed that we needed some surf and turf in our lives, and ordered The Classic (Certified Angus Beef® Sirloin, Memphis-Style Dry Rub Pork, Herb-Crusted Chicken Breast, Teriyaki-Marinated Sirloin and Shrimp) and the Land & Sea (Premium Filet Mignon, Herb-Crusted Chicken Breast and Shrimp).

Land & Sea (left) and The Classic (right), with accompanying sauces & veggies.

We had such an amazing time, and dinner was absolutely delicious! My personal favorite combinations were the herb-crusted chicken with curry dipping sauce and the shrimp with the green goddess dipping sauce. So, so good!

Finally, we ended our four-course experience with the Dark & Dulce chocolate fondue - this is the fondue to order. It paired wonderfully with pound cake, was dangerously decadent with brownies and the perfect sort of palate cleanser with strawberries and pineapple.

Dark & Dulce Chocolate Fondue

I definitely recommend trying the grill style cooking option the next time you head to The Melting Pot in St. Pete - and don't forget that the four-course experience is just that - an experience that typically lasts two hours (more if you're with fantastic company).

The Melting Pot St. Pete is located at 2221 4th Street North in St. Petersburg. The restaurant is 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. Brunch is also served on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 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.