Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen (that's a mouthful!), the newest immersive dining experience at Universal Citywalk®, has officially opened its doors. The 19th century Steampunk-inspired restaurant features a radically innovative menu in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.
Toothsome doesn't just offer the run-of-the-mill shake and that's why I feel the need to start with dessert first. Bear with me.
There are 13 different artisan milkshakes which include flavors such as Key Lime Pie, Red Velvet cupcake (it has an actual cupcake sitting on top of it!) and Bacon Brittle. I tried out the Salted Dulce De Leche with pretzels and the Marshmallow Crisp with a Rice Krispy treat on the top. The size of the shakes makes them perfect for sharing-I don't think I could've finished one by myself!
Guests will also find a variety of sundaes and sweet treats like cotton candy, macarons and chocolate in the gift shop.
From gourmet burgers to an "all-day brunch selection" menu featuring French toast and crepes, Toothsome has something for everyone.
My favorites include...
The Croque Monsieur vegetable press tour de France burger with avocado, brie, a quail egg and tabasco fried onions.
The Chicken Bourguignon with Yukon mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus in a mushroom bacon pearl onion, the Brisket and Wild Mushroom Meatloaf and the Toothsome Signature Beef Filet Mignon Oscar were all savory options and perfect entrée options for the pickiest of diners.
And last but certainly not least, the shrimp and lump crab mac n' cheese received high marks and praise from my taste buds simply because the flavor didn't get lost under all the cheese.
The restaurant also features an enclosed lakefront bar on the second floor, perfect for enjoying one of their signature cocktails like the refreshing Peach Smash.
And don't worry, there's no need for a golden ticket at this restaurant. Click here for more!