Have you ever been to The Melting Pot? I had the pleasure the other night in downtown Chicago. The restaurant is decorated very nicely; the fountain at the entrance is pots (pictures posted soon).
The actual table has a heat plate built into it so the pot sits on the table. First course was fiesta cheese fondue that came with dipping materials (misc. bread cubes, veggies, tortilla chips). Second course was salads, I had spinach, he had Caesar. Third course was the meat. You pick your cooking style so you can cook the meat in broth or oil. The broth we picked was MOJO and was chicken based flavored with citrus and lime. It was amazing! The meats were bite sized delicious - chicken, shrimp, beef, filet Mignon, some seasoned, some not. To finish, dessert fondue! We picked the Turtle Flambe which was milk chocolate with caramel and pecans, flambeed table side. The side plate was loaded with strawberries, bananas, cherries, cheesecake, brownies, marshmallows, and rice krispie treats.
I would HIGHLY recommend going to The Melting Pot if you are looking to have a fun date night or spend an entertaining evening. I really enjoy interactive dining and this fits the bill. Pricey, but great for a special occasion.
Check out the menu! They have so many options from which to choose and I did hear a rumor that there is one opening in Toledo in the near future.