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Melting Pot ups the ante

Published:Thursday | October 16, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Chefs Gowayne Morgan (left) and Sean Reid and sandwich manager of Jo Jo's, Jordan Chin, showcasing (from left) spare ribs, jerked lamb, and grilled lobster that will be on this year's Nyam and Scram and Tasty menus for Restaurant Week. -Brian Mccalla/Freelance Photographer

Having participated in Restaurant Week for five years, The Melting Pot Restaurant and Lounge at the Knutsford Court Hotel has decided to up the ante this year with the introduction of its lunch menu, this year participating in the Nyam and Scam and Savoury categories for the Gleaner-sponsored Restaurant Week.

Chef Coatiest Gabbidon told Food that persons visit the restaurant to experience the exotic, unique dishes created with real Jamaican flavours and served with an international vibe.

"Our dinner menu has always been a huge success, but this year, we wanted to expand our boundaries so that we could better cater to our valued patrons. Though the focus this year will be the lunch menu, our dinner specialities, which include roasted air line breast, smoked pork chops with citrus glaze, seafood portfino and herb-marinated fillet, are guaranteed to whet one's appetite," Gabbidon said.

The lunch menu will include smoked double-decker sampler, jerked platter mix, collab stackers and the signature lunch dish, the Italia trio - a blend of roasted tomato and feta cheese in a puffy parcel accompanied by the signature jerked chicken pasta sampler and finished with a tiramisu cheesecake.

"The Italia trio is a combo meal where patrons get three different culinary experiences. Our jerked pasta has always been our signature item. It is one of the menu items that we are most known for," Gabbidon stated.

The secret to their success is hidden in the rich flavour of their dishes and their excellent service - a winning combination which Gabbidon believes will continue to attract more patrons.

"The ingredients and presentation can be costly to some extent, but we are offering them menu items at a reduced cost. Trust me, the price is a big surprise. Patrons should definitely come to Melting Pot for a fabulous experience and the beautiful ambience."

- Davina Henry