The Melting Pot

Posted on: Sun, 02/20/2005 - 12:26pm
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Tonight we stopped at The Melting Pot for dessert (they also have wonderful dinners). This was the first time there with our PA son and the Manager went out of his way to make certain our Chocolate Fondue dessert was Peanut Free. He said their chocolates are safe and he supervised the making of ours and then brought it directly to our table so no contamination could occur (since they do offer a Peanut Butter Chocolate fondue). He said it was the policy of the company to train their employees on allergens and they will do whatever they can to accomdate. It was a nice experience for us.

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2008 - 5:16am
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It doesn't sound like a place I would attempt with my child. However, it sounds like a great place to go out as a group of adults (non-PA) of course.
A lot of these places have shared prep areas with "nutty" things. You would have to check the chocolate they use in the fondue, check the liquers, everything.
Unless you can get details about it I would say it's a no-go with your child. Have fondue at home - it's a lot of fun!

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2008 - 6:06am
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I went to their website and looked at menu and for me its definitely a no-go. Way too many possible risks of incidental exposure for my liking.

Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2008 - 4:55am
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I haven't brought my PA son, but my dh and I recently went there.
You can make reservations online, and one of the questions they ask you is if anyone had a food allergy. It seemed like they were at least allergy aware.
When we sat down, the waiter asked if either of us had a food allergy. We asked about their practices and were very comfortable with the waiters' response. He said they would use new utensils to prepare anything we ordered in a separate area. Dessert items were prepped in a different area than main courses. He also offered to let us speak with the manager.
It's still a bit out of my comfort zone, but I liked how aware they seemed to be. Maybe call your local MP and see what their particular policies are.

Posted on: Sat, 02/28/2009 - 2:36am
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A lot of their salads have pine nuts. Are pine nuts related to peanuts?

Posted on: Sat, 02/28/2009 - 2:29pm
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Yes, I had an experience a long time ago. They use peanut oil, and/or chicken broth, which ever you request,but as you well know the peanut oil stays in those pans, even after being washed. My friends and I had to leave quickly before my reaction got worse. They offered us a $100 gift certificate, which obviously I didn't use, but I gave it to my friends. I've not been back since. Melting Pot is NOT for anyone with a peanut allergy, which is a bummer because I've heard the desserts r amazing.

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2008 - 5:16am
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It doesn't sound like a place I would attempt with my child. However, it sounds like a great place to go out as a group of adults (non-PA) of course.
A lot of these places have shared prep areas with "nutty" things. You would have to check the chocolate they use in the fondue, check the liquers, everything.
Unless you can get details about it I would say it's a no-go with your child. Have fondue at home - it's a lot of fun!

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2008 - 6:06am
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I went to their website and looked at menu and for me its definitely a no-go. Way too many possible risks of incidental exposure for my liking.

Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2008 - 4:55am
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I haven't brought my PA son, but my dh and I recently went there.
You can make reservations online, and one of the questions they ask you is if anyone had a food allergy. It seemed like they were at least allergy aware.
When we sat down, the waiter asked if either of us had a food allergy. We asked about their practices and were very comfortable with the waiters' response. He said they would use new utensils to prepare anything we ordered in a separate area. Dessert items were prepped in a different area than main courses. He also offered to let us speak with the manager.
It's still a bit out of my comfort zone, but I liked how aware they seemed to be. Maybe call your local MP and see what their particular policies are.

Posted on: Sat, 02/28/2009 - 2:36am
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A lot of their salads have pine nuts. Are pine nuts related to peanuts?

Posted on: Sat, 02/28/2009 - 2:29pm
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Joined: 02/13/2009 - 20:35

Yes, I had an experience a long time ago. They use peanut oil, and/or chicken broth, which ever you request,but as you well know the peanut oil stays in those pans, even after being washed. My friends and I had to leave quickly before my reaction got worse. They offered us a $100 gift certificate, which obviously I didn't use, but I gave it to my friends. I've not been back since. Melting Pot is NOT for anyone with a peanut allergy, which is a bummer because I've heard the desserts r amazing.

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