The Melting Pot Announces Fall Wine Dinner Series

WINE AND CHEESE: The Melting Pot at Riverwalk Crossing, Tulsa’s only fondue restaurant, is announcing its wine dinner series in celebration of its recent award by Wine Spectator for its outstanding lineup of wines.


The Melting Pot, Tulsa’s only fondue restaurant, is announcing its wine dinner series in a celebration of its recent award of excellence by Wine Spectator for its outstanding lineup of wines. This fall, local wine experts and a Napa Valley vintner will share their knowledge of wines while guests dine on a four-course fondue dinner.

Tulsa native Randa Warren, a certified wine educator and advanced sommelier, will kick off the fall series by guiding guests through a tasting of some of the restaurant’s finest white wine selections.

Other speakers to be included in the series are Tulsa World food writer and restaurant reviewer Scott Cherry, and Michael Keenan of Keenan Wineries in the Spring Mountain District of Napa Valley.

“We’re pleased to offer our guests an opportunity to taste more of our wonderful wines and we’re thrilled to have been recognized for our wine specialty,” said Becky Chapman, owner of The Melting Pot.

“The recognition from Wine Spectator is a testament to our extensive wine offering. We make the selection process simple for the guests through our progressive wine list that categorizes wines by their flavor intensities, giving the guest confidence in selecting wines.”

Wine Spectator judges its award of excellence winners on their commitment to a fine wine list with a sufficient selection of better producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

Winners typically offer at least 80 selections, though the Melting Pot offers a staggering 200 fine wines, 30 of which are available by the glass.

In addition to its award-winning wine list, the restaurant boasts a beautiful glass-enclosed wine room that houses more than 1,200 bottles, and, no surprise, is the focal point of the restaurant.

“We offer different selections featuring a wide array of labels to broaden one’s palette from ordering the usual ‘red’ or ‘white’ with their meal,” said Chapman. “Our goal is for our guests to fully experience the best grouping possible of our wines and fondue dinners.”

The Melting Pot Fall Dinner Wine Series is scheduled as

•Tues. Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.: Special guest Randa Warren, certified wine educator and advanced sommelier, will guide guests through a four-course fondue dinner while tasting a unique selection of The Melting Pots finest white wines. ($45 per person)

• Tues. Sept 19, 6:30 p.m.: Tulsa World restaurant reviewer and food writer Scott Cherry will spend an evening sharing his knowledge of wine and divulging some of his favorites. Guests will learn about the history of fondue and taste a selection of wines paired with a four-course fondue dinner. ($52 per person)

• Wed. Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.: Michael Keenan from Keenan Wineries of Napa Valley will make a special presentation on his acclaimed wines along with a four-course fondue dinner. According to wine guru Robert Parker, “this beautiful winery…seems to be making the best wine of its 25-year history, and much of the credit must go to the tireless efforts of Michael Keenan.” ($57 per person)

Reservations can be made by calling 299-8000, or by visiting the Melting Pot online, at

Updated 08-24-2006

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