Universal Orlando’s Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Review

Yesterday at Universal Orlando Resort, the Universal Team officially welcomed the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen to the line up of incredible restaurants now available to guests at Universal CityWalk.  The Restaurant has been in a testing phase for a few weeks, but now is officially welcoming all guests to try there delicious offerings.  A month ago, we shared this VIDEO tour of the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen. Now, continue reading for more details about the food, photos and video of the grand opening, and a Toothsome Chocolate Emporium review.

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, photo by Kevin Kolczynski ©2016 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, photo by Kevin Kolczynski ©2016 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

Inside the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium restaurant is a quick service location where guests can grab the famous Milk shakes at the restaurant. These milk shakes (ranging from $12-13) offer a unique blend of a drink and a dessert mixed into one. So far, we have tried about 1/2 of the selection of milk shakes and all of them are incredible. My personal favorite so far is the Red Velvet Milk Shake topped with whipped cream and a Red Velvet Cupcake.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

Once your table is ready you’ll head inside the two floored dining area to sample some of the savory dishes on their menu. Today at the official opening, Universal invited us to try many of their dishes. Some were incredibly tasty while some were just okay. The restaurant’s burger selection was abundant and excelled in creativity especially with their “Pub it Up Burger.”

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

The menu also offers steaks, pasta, seafood, and much more. There were two dishes that piqued our interest but unfortunately failed in their tasty factor. The first was the Toothsome Signature Beef Filet Mignon Oscar topped with Crab, Asparagus, and a Béarnaise Sauce. This dish is priced at a hefty $46.95. In my opinion, the steak was good, however the Béarnaise Sauce to accompany it was not. This type of dish needs a good sauce in order for it to be savory. Definitely spend your money elsewhere on the menu.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

The other dish, was the Gnocchi with chicken, sweet peppers, rapini in a mole cream sauce. I am a huge fan of Gnocchi usually with a good tomato or vodka sauce. This dish was accompanied with a mole cream sauce which was very odd in taste.

Please be aware, these were the only two dishes we didn’t particularly care for. My personal favorite dish so far was the Pub it Up Burger that I mentioned earlier. This burger (priced at $13.95) is a half pound burger with Colby Andouille queso, cheddar cheese, grain mustard and kettle chips on a pretzel bun. This burger reminds me of Bobby Flay’s burgers with the chips on the burger itself. This dish is delicious.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

We should also make a mention to the proprietors of Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen! Professor Doctor Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker Toothsome and her robotic friend Jacques. Here is the story direct from the restaurant:

Jacques landed the dirigible in front of the small cottage home in London, England. Professor Doctor Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker Toothsome was overjoyed to share her experience and experiments with her family. She quickly stepped from the cockpit of the airship and dashed up the cobble pathway. She threw open the front door, soaking in her childhood home.

Except… It was empty. All that remained was the old Victrola in the corner of the living room.
Penelope stepped into her mother’s kitchen recalling the first time she ever tasted chocolate. There was a song in her head. She couldn’t recall the name of it, but it was French and Jazzy. There on the kitchen floor was a note from her parents.

Dearest Penelope,
We have set out to join you in your adventures. Surely the world isn’t so big that we can’t find you. We shall look for you wherever chocolate can be found.
Love,
Thomas & Violette Toothsome

Penelope knew immediately what she had to do. She would take everything she knew about chocolate and develop a fully industrialized, state-of-the-art chocolate emporium! Until the day she was reunited with her family, she would share her love and knowledge of chocolate with the world!

With the old Victrola in her arms, Penelope made her way back to the dirigible. Jacques quickly lifted them into the air. They were off to chase their destiny and find the perfect location for the world’s foremost chocolate emporium. There would still be discoveries to be made, but she was determined to make them all.

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

(L-R) Jacques and Professor Doctor Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker Toothsome, photo by Kevin Kolczynski ©2016 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

 

Overall this restaurant is incredible, delicious, and above all SAVORY! Definitely make a trip over to the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen during your next trip to the Universal Orlando Resort.

DISCLOSURE: Universal Orlando Resort invited us to this grand opening event for the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen. However all opinions expressed are those of the author.  Except where noted, all photos taken by Meghann Mehrtens.  Video produced by Matt Dobrovolsky. For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on Twitter and “like” our Facebook page, too.

About Matt Dobrovolsky

Matt is an avid theme park lover and has been going to Disney World since the age of three. Matt was known as the "Disney Geek" all throughout school and in 2013 he moved to Orlando, Florida to finish his Hospitality Management degree at University of Central Florida- Rosen College of Hospitality Mgmt. During his time at Rosen, Matt got the opportunity to work for Disney Legend Ron Logan who is now a professor at UCF. Matt has been working for Disney since 2010 at the Disney Store in Paramus, NJ and was a participant of the Disney College Program in Spring 2011. In 2014, he began his career with The Walt Disney World Resort on the Fastpass+ Team at Magic Kingdom and since then has worked at many attractions including Mission Space, Test Track and was part of the opening team for Star Wars Launch Bay at Hollywood Studios. Matt currently works at Star Tours at Hollywood Studios and runs a YouTube channel: DarthVader92 showcasing the latest from the Theme Parks in Central Florida and the attractions themselves.