The Melting Pot of Nashville Prepares to Celebrate 20 Years
The Melting Pot of Nashville Prepares to Celebrate 20 Years Serving the Nashville Community in 2015 with Fresh New Look
Nashville, Tenn. - (Oct. 22, 2014) - The Melting Pot of Nashville, www.meltingpot.com/nashville, a fondue restaurant located at 166 Second Avenue N. Suite C, is getting a full makeover as the restaurant prepares to celebrate 20 years serving the Nashville community in 2015. Featuring innovative and locally-inspired takes on the retro trend, The Melting Pot continues to provide a memorable dining experience and ambiance for guests.
When the clock strikes midnight on Sunday, Oct. 27, a flood of crews will descend on the popular Second Avenue fondue restaurant to begin a ten-day round the clock renovation. Improvements include comfortable new booths with contemporary fabrics, new paint, unique hammered metal wall paper, new carpet, sound damping for the private party area and new lighting including a custom one hundred wine bottle chandelier.
Local owner Mark Rosenthal says that this is the third time he has renovated the restaurant during its 20 years in Nashville. “We are proud to be among the first restaurateurs to see the potential of downtown Nashville 20 years ago. We truly appreciate the support the community has shown us over the years and we are eager to unveil our fresh new design.” Nashville’s Wellspring Builders is the contractor for the renovation.
The Melting Pot of Nashville will reopen on Friday, November 7th. In the meantime, team members will be assisting with in renovation and some will be out in the community raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital selling $10 Donate and Dine cards that offer guests $20 off a future purchase of $50 or more at The Melting Pot. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the $10 cards go to St. Jude to ensure that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Guests may call the restaurant to partner with The Melting Pot and St. Jude during the renovation – Donate and Dine Cards will be mailed at no charge.
The restaurant will reopen with new fall menu features including a Women and Whiskey craft cocktail list, which pays homage to prohibition-style whiskey cocktails with recipes designed to appeal to womens’ palates. Fall fondue features include a lobster cheese fondue and a pumpkin pie white chocolate fondue dessert.
The Melting Pot is where fun is cooked up fondue style, creating an out of the ordinary experience in a casually elegant atmosphere that is always relaxed and easy to enjoy. The Melting Pot is more than a restaurant, it is a movement of talented people who provide guests a chance to escape, create memories and pursue their dreams. The fondue menu offers a variety of four-course and à la carte menu options including cheese fondues prepared tableside, unique fresh salads, entrees simmered at the table and thousands of chocolate fondue options. Craft cocktails, thoughtfully selected wines and brews round out the experience.
The restaurant opened in April of 1995. It is owned by Mark and Carla Rosenthal, who were among the first Nashville restaurateurs to see the potential in the redevelopment of Second Avenue and Downtown Nashville. Realizing their fondue dream in the abandoned historic Rhea Building and creating the intimate atmosphere they imagined for their guests. Daily operations are handled by Managing Partner Demetrius Kelley who worked his way up in the fondue ranks after starting as a server 12 years ago. The Melting Pot has won numerous awards from local publications including acknowledgments as Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurant.