Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Life is a Melting Pot......

The night was September 29th, it was Monday, we all had to work even Mother Elaine who had her 65th birthday.  The restaurant we originally chose, Lulou's now closes on Sunday and Monday evenings, due to the economy?  That is what I think.  So I gave Liz a few suggestions on some restaurants I thought Mom would enjoy that was not a typical dining experience.  After looking on line she chose the Melting Pot, and I was ecstatic, I have wanted to try it for over a year, being that it is pretty expensive, I have been waiting for a special occasion to suggest it to someone, how often does ones Mom reach 65?  So my Mom and I dropped Stevi off at gymnastics and arrived approximately 45 minutes early, just in time to enjoy a Beefeater's Martini together while we waited for the baby of the bunch to join us.  We had a wonderful dinner which included an appetizer, apples, bread and other vegetables to dip in a nice Swiss cheese we agreed on, then for dinner, lobster, shrimp, broccoli, salmon amongst others to cook yourself in a pot of some sort of broth, then for desert lots of fun yummy stuff to dip into the chocolate.  From what I hear, there are Melting Pot restaurants all over, if you want to try it, it is a very enjoyable experience, plan on at least 2 hours and around $75 a piece to try all the treats.  All in all 5 stars, but definitely a special occasion place to go!  

Now for an explanation on the above pictures......
  1. Me, Mom and Liz before dining 
  2. Liz and Mom looking over the menu's
  3. Liz and Mom STILL  looking over the menu's
  4. My Mom has something in her teeth and Liz is trying to flap the prices down on her menu
  5. Liz doing a shot after the bill arrived.


Steve Ballmer said...

Bill and I are enjoying your blog!

Mom said...

It was so much fun and the food was yummy. A great dining experience. Thanks Bubba and Madre A. for spoiling me!

A Mom Anonymous said...

I love the Melting Pot! My friend is a manager there and really enjoys working at the restaurant. We spent NYE there and it was perfect! Just us and another couple at a quiet table. It was busy but a nice & quiet way to ring in the New Year with yummy food!
Good choice for your mom's birthday celebration!!!

Chrissy and Jack said...

I'm sorry, did you say $75 a person? Did I read that right?

It sounds like an awesome place to eat! I'm sure GG felt very special for her birthday!!!