I love The Melting Pot. It actually started in Tampa, Florida. The first original restaurant is about 25 minutes away from my house. There are now franchised chains throughout the United States. I do believe I could go to the restaurant and make a meal from the swiss cheese fondue, followed by the chocolate fondue for dessert.
4 ounces white wine
1 demi (small) spoon of crushed garlic
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 pound Emmenthaler (Emmental) cheese
1/2 pound Gruyere Swiss cheese
1/2 ounce Kirschwasser
Other assorted vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower or squash
Grate cheese. Lightly dust cheese with flour and set aside. In a hot fondue pot*, add wine, garlic and lemon juice, stir with fork. Slowly add the cheese combo and stir to melt. Add the Kirschwasser and let it burn off. Add fresh ground pepper to taste and ground nutmeg (optional).
*I am preparing my dip stovetop. I will be transferring it to a small crockpot and keeping it on the warm setting.
This recipe was adapted from Marcia Bastain.