Julie’s 40th Birthday Celebration

I had some requests for tips on how to force branches to bloom.  I’ll work on a post for that this coming weekend.  Going to school five days with no days off for snow or late start days doesn’t leave a lot of blogging time during the week for me.  🙂

We went to The Melting Pot in Charlottesville Saturday night to celebrate Julie’s 40th birthday.  This was the first time that either Mr. SP or I had dined at a fondue restaurant and we quite enjoyed it.  Celebrating a birthday is always fun!

Julie's 40th Birthday

We started with cheese fondue, one with beer and the other with Wisconsin cheddar.  Both were super yummy.  This was my favorite course.

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then it was on to the meat.  We had lobster, shrimp, sausage, ravioli, two kinds of steak, and chicken.  The cooking liquid had flavoring, but it was not very noticeable.

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Noelle is a vegetarian.  She cooked her veggies first before we contaminated the pot with meat.

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Dessert time!  One pot contained chocolate mixed with caramel and pecan and the other chocolate mixed with peanut butter.  Mmmm…

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Happy Birthday to Julie!

Julie's Birthday!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for my Giveaway post!

Comments

  1. Allie and Pattie says:

    My daughter-in-law LOVES cheese fondue. I make her some every time they visit and she sets herself down in front of the pot for the duration! LOL Looks like fun-wish I could convince hubby to try it
    xoxo Pattie

  2. Oooh! I love fondue! The cheese is my favorite part too. So super yum. Our fondue place closed down, so sad. I guess I could learn how to do it at home, but I’m not sure that would really be a good idea…

  3. Isn’t that place great! You were 10 minutes from my house!!! Looks like you guys had a great time. Do you ever go to Fridays After Five. If not you should..it is a really good time!

  4. It looks like you had a great time! The nearest Melting Pot for me is three hours away and I have heard so many good things about it. I can’t wait till I can go.
    smiles,
    Wendy

  5. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    I love the Melting Pot (pricey as it is). Sadly, I only get to go on very rare girls’ trips, even though we have one in town. T’s aversion to cheese (and expensive dinners) keeps us away. 🙁 Looks like you all had a blast!!!

  6. It looks like everyone was having a great time.

  7. 9405018--Pat says:

    Looks like fun…thanks for sharing…Pat H

  8. Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful says:

    The fondue looks yummy! I’m so glad you mentioned giving tips on forcing branches. I would love more info. I have a brown thumb, but at least if I kill a branch it doesn’t cost anything!

  9. Rambling Girl says:

    Never heard of a fondue rest but sounds like it is pretty neat to visit. Living in a small town just doesn’t have many places to eat.

  10. Okay thanks, now I’m hungry! I LOVE fondue, and restaurant b-day parties are the best!

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