Universal Orlando CityWalk’s newest restaurant experience finally opened its doors yesterday for a preview. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is taking the old NBA City Restaurant place and is definitely bringing you that ‘Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory’ vibe. During this preview, the restaurant will offer a limited number of Guests the opportunity to get a sneak peek as they put together the finishing touches on the experience in preparation for its official opening, which is yet to be announced. During this time, the restaurant will be open on a limited, unscheduled basis.
I call Toothsome Chocolate Emporium an experience as this place is a mere restaurant and a place where you can enjoy a heavily themed Steampunk environment and pick up unique treats in their gift shop/confectionery and meet and greet with some special characters.
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Let’s take a closer look at what Toothsome Chocolate Emporium has to offer!
The ‘Savory Feast Kitchen’ main dining area is an expansive two-level room decorated with plenty of Steampunk flair and chocolate factory feeling. The sights and sounds of working gears, smokestacks, and manufacturing will immediately surround you. The dark industrial theming will definitely make you feel like you stepped into another world, and the hosts dressed in alternative fashions help further that feeling.
The upstairs dining room also features a bar and dining with a view looking out over Universal Orlando.
While enjoying your meal, you will have the nice surprise of characters Doctor Professor Penelope and her robot assistant Jaques visiting your table. Jaques is unique in the character scene as both his speaking voice and movements are robotic.
Watch Toothsome Chocolate Emporium: Professor Doctor Penelope Toothsome and her robot companion Jaques.
The menu features twists on classic steak, seafood, pasta entrees, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, incredible salads, all-day brunch for a surprisingly affordable amount. Usually, with these types of full-service theme Park restaurants, you expect the prices to be a little higher,e and I was happily surprised to enjoy a nice sit-down meal for under $25.
The desserts are the main event here, though, with incredibly huge sundaes and milkshakes taking up a big part of the menu. So make sure you leave room for one of these creations!
Watch Delectable desserts and milkshakes from Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Universal Orlando.
The second part of the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is the ‘Dessert Foundry’ quick-service. Here you can order desserts such as milkshakes, sundaes, and crepes and enjoy them in the indoor or outdoor sitting area.
Visiting the third part of the Emporium, the ‘Candy Smith’ gift shop/confectionery, is where your ‘Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory’ dreams will come true. Chocolate, candy, and souvenirs can be found in every corner of this shop wrapped in unique packagings such as glass apothecary bottles and mason jars. This shop clearly takes its inspiration from the themed candy shops in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Watch Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Candy Smith gift shop at Universal Orlando.
The confectionery section of the shops offers up chocolate, macarons, and candies with interesting flavors such as absinthe, rum, and bourbon.
All in all, I would say that the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium should definitely be put on your must-do list if you enjoy expertly themed environments and you have a sweet tooth.