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For as many times as I been over to City Walk at Universal Orlando, I never dared to set foot in the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feasts Kitchen. The simple reason? Self control! I’ve seen countless postings of indescribable concoctions that looked so good. And a chance for me to be so bad. I never saw past the first few words...but then came the savory. Fear no more. I’ve done the research. I thought it’s all about desserts (and I know that’s not a bad thing), but it’s all about a full menu with sensational savory dishes as well. But as Sean, my new favorite server in the world told me it’s a good idea to start at the back of the menu first and plan from there, as in choose the dessert and go from there. Not bad advice at all.
So my indulgence for the day was the Apple Pie Crepe. Oh my. You’ll never miss the usual pie when you have a lighter version with the nice touch of dried apple slices on top. Worth savoring every bite. So there, we did start with dessert first! But the Waldorf Salad was a very pleasant addition to the day. I’m not a fan of overly-dressed salads in the least and this was simple and just what I wanted. And the half serving was more than enough.
I especially enjoyed the steampunk design of Toothsome. Be sure to keep an eye out for some culinary creations on the second level created with knives, forks and spoons. I had a great view from there, watching one table when dessert came out - followed by the phones. There are no calories in posts, after all.
Oh and don’t be surprised to meet the twosome that inspired Toothsome; Penelope and her best friend and robot Jacques. Quite fun to chat with and the icing on the proverbial cake to a nice afternoon. I suggest getting there early by the way; I sat down around 11 am and when I left shortly after noon the line was out the door. For good reason.
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM ANN KELLY’S KITCHEN
Desserts are the fairy tales of the kitchen, a happily-ever-after to supper - Terri Guillemets