(PRWEB) The Melting Pot Restaurants of the New York metropolitan area (Westwood, White Plains and Darien) are providing refreshing summer meal options for those individuals, couples and families who are choosing to stay close to home this season. These "staycationers" can now enjoy cold hors d'oeuvres, Pacific Rim-inspired fondue courses and gluten-free menu items.
"With so many people choosing not to go away on vacation, we wanted to offer close-to-home summer fun with our seasonal menu," said Will Layfield, proprietor of The Melting Pot restaurants of Westwood, White Plains and Darien. "By 'Bringing the Shore to Our Store' with new artisan cheese and seafood appetizers, along with island themed dishes, our guests can feel like they're dining miles away from home in an exotic setting."
For a limited time, The Melting Pot will offer summer appetizers that include an Artisan Cheese Plate, Cold Water Lobster Rolls, Seared Ahi Tuna, Smoked Salmon Bruschetta and Shrimp Cocktail. The restaurant's current menu also includes a "Pacific Night Out" fondue feast which captures the unique flavors of Hawaii and the South Pacific. This feast offers exotic delights like Feng Shui Cheese Fondue, Lettuce Wraps with Mandarin-Orange Ginger Dressing, Kiwi Lime Shrimp, Garlic Chili Chicken Breast, Sesame Crusted Teriyaki Sirloin, Citrus Infused Pork Tenderloin and Passion Fruit Yin & Yang Chocolate Fondue. For those guests with food allergies or celiac disease who wish to take part in this great dining experience, The Melting Pot can prepare many of these menu items as gluten-free.
Fondue dining is growing in popularity among residents in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Since a fondue experience allows people to enjoy a long leisurely meal, The Melting Pot is the perfect venue to hold family gatherings, romantic dinners and other group celebrations. For those individuals just looking for first-rate appetizers and wines along with an elegant atmosphere, the restaurant's bar area serves as an excellent place for business executives to meet clients or to wind down after a long day at work.
With more than 144 restaurants nationwide, existing locations in 37 states including the District of Columbia, and over 20 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. is the country's premier fondue restaurant franchise. At The Melting Pot, fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different. Guests enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées combined with special dipping sauces. The menu also includes creamy cheese fondues, lively salads, fine wines and mouthwatering chocolate fondue desserts. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot's corporate headquarters are in Tampa, Fla.