Best Of 2014

Best Unexpectedly Fun Date: The Melting Pot

Best Unexpectedly Fun Date

“The ’70s called and they want their fad back.” That used to be our dismissive attitude toward The Melting Pot, the rambling pseudo-Tudor fondue cottage on Fourth Street North in St. Pete. But it turns out that fondue done right is the perfect diversion for a couple celebrating a romantic milestone. Ensconced in one of the restaurant’s secluded nooks, you’re given one-on-one fondue training, a deliciously confounding array of dips and dippers, a bottle of wine, and balloons — plus a bag of chocolate discs to take home with you, ostensibly to melt into future fondues.