Historic Second Avenue Dining

     Before Nashville was “Nashville” somebody had to see the potential of what is now the hottest destination in the USA. Long before there was a football stadium, Country Music Hall of Fame or a Bridgestone Arena. Mark and Carla Rosenthal saw the potential in the redevelopment of Historic Second Avenue and Downtown Nashville. They were drawn by the natural beauty of the beautiful Victorian buildings that line Second Avenue. Though mostly abandoned at the time in 1994, they envisioned bringing the unique fondue style of dining to one of the limestone cellars that make up the basement levels of these buildings. The Rosenthal’s had fallen in love with the Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant as their favorite place to dine and as a business concept. Along with that passion they brought their expertise in restaurants, wine, marketing and years of personal savings to take a chance and realize their Nashville fondue dream.

     Today The Melting Pot is where fun is cooked up fondue style. It is more than a restaurant, it has been a Nashville site for romance, to connect or reconnect, and has been recognized as Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurant for 20 years by the Nashville Scene’s Readers Poll. Now located in the heart of Nashville’s entertainment district and tourist areas, The Melting Pot remains a favorite for romance, celebrations, and friendly business dinners.

     The Melting Pot fondue menu offers a variety of four-course and à la carte menu options.  Cheese fondues prepared tableside with custom artisan Emmi Roth cheeses. Crusty breads, soft pretzels, fruits, vegetables and Italian charcuterie are provided for your dunking pleasure.  Unique fresh salads are served while your entrée fondue pot heats up. Guest simmer bite size morsels of steak, shrimp, lobster, chicken and more directly from flavored pots of broth or oil.  All entrees are accompanied with a cornucopia of sauces and garden vegetables. Chocolate fondue is the finale served with a decadent array of dippers and craft cocktails, thoughtfully selected wines and brews round out the experience.  The leisurely dinner inspires intimate rich conversation that brings you closer to family and friends.  Mr. Rosenthal calls it the “Fondue Effect”. The Melting Pot is a must try in Nashville. Reservations are recommended. 

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24 Jun 2017


By Mark Rosenthal