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.
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.
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.
To the right is a store with candy and merchandise.
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.
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.
Finally, here's Chef Steve Jayson again, this time dipping cherries in chocolate. Yum.