The Melting Pot
The Bodessis took us out to dinner on Saturday night to celebrate Mrs. V’s 30th; after our fondue experience on our recent trip to Banff we decided to try the Melting Pot in Larkspur. The restaurant is located in an historic old brick kiln just beside the water in Larkspur, the kiln’s smoke stack is visible from the freeway, I’ve often wondered about the building as I drive past each day on 101. The factory was used to manufacture bricks during the 19th century for a lot of San Francisco’s most well-known landmarks, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel being one the them. The atmosphere in the place was great, the restaurant is located in the kiln’s main oven and the lighting gives the place a fantastic ambiance. The Bodessis had eaten at the Melting Pot a couple of times before and suggested skipping the main course to concentrate on just the cheese and chocolate fondue; we weren’t disappointed. Spinach and artichoke cheese fondue, with a mix of dark and milk chocolate with melted caramel to finish off the night. I’d hate to get a calorie count for the meal, but it was a great night.