Traditional fondue is supplemented by combination meat-and-fish dinners, which are served with one of almost a dozen different sauces. With its lace curtains and cozy booths, the Melting Pot can be quite romantic. To satisfy health-conscious diners, the owners have introduced a more wholesome version of fondue, in which you cook vegetables and meats in a low-fat broth. It tastes good, although this version is less fun than watching drippy cheese flow from the hot pot. Best of all is dessert: chunks of fruit that you dip into a creamy chocolate fondue. No liquor is served here, but the wine list is extensive, and beer is available. For those uber-conscious of smelling like your last meal, bring along some perfume, because the eau de fondue scent will stay with you for hours after. A second Melting Pot is located at 11520 SW 72nd St. (Sunset Dr.) in Kendall (tel. 305/279-8816).
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