Introducing The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

Chocoholics, take heed. An indulgent ode to all things sweet has opened at Universal Orlando. It's called The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen and I suggest you make a pilgrimage there. 

Introducing The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is a fantastical structure with a Willy Wonka-like whimsy. The exterior beckons with faux mammoth factory gears. Inside, an old-fashioned yet sci-fi steampunk sensibility pervades the two-floor establishment.

 Milkshakes, close up

Milkshakes, close up

Upon entering, you'll find an ice cream dipping counter to your left. Skip the obvious scoop (but ask for a sample of the tangy sour-cream ice cream) and opt for a handcrafted milkshake. I tried the peanut butter, and I'd get it again lickety-split. Other options include red velvet and chocolate caramel flan.

 Milkshakes

Milkshakes

 Ice cream

Ice cream

To the right is a store with candy and merchandise.

 Chocolate bars

Chocolate bars

 One fab blouse

One fab blouse

 The cotton candy display

The cotton candy display

Savories at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

But, despite all these front-of-the-house treats and the oversized desserts in the bilevel dining room, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium has "savory" food, i.e. meals.

 Here's a press image of the interior, courtesy of Universal Orlando.

Here's a press image of the interior, courtesy of Universal Orlando.

 I'd get this again. I believe it's a Nicoise salad. The PR team didn't include a menu in the media  kit, and the website doesn't have one either, so I'm guessing as to the name.

I'd get this again. I believe it's a Nicoise salad. The PR team didn't include a menu in the media  kit, and the website doesn't have one either, so I'm guessing as to the name.

 Steak with a tasty sauce

Steak with a tasty sauce

 These Brussels sprouts were out of the world. I believe they were prepared with mustard.

These Brussels sprouts were out of the world. I believe they were prepared with mustard.

 A pork belly slider topped with chocolate-covered bacon isn't my thing, but you might like it.

A pork belly slider topped with chocolate-covered bacon isn't my thing, but you might like it.

Random other info and pics from The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

It seems relevant to mention that The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium has a mascot, of sorts. The place is fancifully run by the fictional Professor Doctor Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker Toothsome. She makes her appearance, with a robot sidekick, from time to time.

 Courtesy Universal Orlando

Courtesy Universal Orlando

Finally, here's Chef Steve Jayson again, this time dipping cherries in chocolate. Yum.

Source: https://www.universalorlando.com/Restauran...