The Melting Pot at 1820 Saint Charles Ave in New Orleans closed its doors for good late last week, reports Ian McNulty at The Advocate. It was the Crescent City’s only outpost of the international fondue chain.
The Melting Pot deals in fondue, the dipping of carbs and proteins in a variety of melted cheeses — plus dipped desserts. As McNulty relays, a chain’s acceptance into the New Orleans fold is rarely assured, but The Melting Pot, which opened in NOLA in 2005, was a family favorite and a surprising stalwart for that block of St. Charles Avenue. The Melting Pot was put up for sale back in 2014, which may have been the first hint of trouble for the chain in the city.
Melting Pot die-hards still have the option to travel to the chain’s location in Baton Rouge, which will stay open. Fondue die-hards, however, have plenty of closer options for indulging in the fancy dipping meal — including Salon by Sucre and La Crêpe Nanou.