OK, so it's our anniversary and the wife got a $100 certficate to La Fondue (in San Juan Capistrano) for test-driving a car and wants to go there. In the meantime a brand new Melting Pot has just opened in San Clemente. CH search has little about either that's recent, except what DOES come up suggests Melting Pot is much better. $100 better???
Reviewing the online menus for both, I have to say that the menu selections at Melting Pot just seem more appetizing to me. Not as exoctic, but just things I think I'd enjoy more, at least from the way they're listed. I'm semi-addicted to Shabu Shabu, but have never experienced this type of cooking using oil. La Fondue's Asian style broth seems enticing, AND they offer a grilling alternative that Melting Pot doesn't seem to have.
Anyone been to both?? Even if you haven't what do you know or have you heard to help with the decision? The right way to do this is to ignore the $100, but it would be a real waste if La Fondue is actually good.