The major Orlando theme parks continue to up the ante on their respective entertainment districts, as Universal’s CityWalk prepares to take on Disney’s revamped Disney Springs with a major new attraction of the chocolate variety. Universal Orlando Resort’s Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is now open. The restaurant is notable because it creates a fictional world that is not based on a movie or story.
Universal’s official website explains the backstory:
From the Alps to the empire of the Aztecs, from Mongolia to Madagascar, Professor Doctor Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker Toothsome learned new and fascinating methods of infusing chocolate into the most extraordinary recipes, making friends and receiving honors everywhere she went. Upon returning home to London, Penelope determined that she would share her love and knowledge of chocolate with the world. She set about building The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, an enchanting 19th century themed, Steampunk inspired dining establishment with a façade of towering smokestacks and an interior adorned with intriguing gadgets and gizmos.