The Chocolate Studio booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is another new marketplace, located in the “Next Eats” area of Future World, rather than World Showcase. This post covers Chocolate Studio’s menu, along with some thoughts on it.
For starters, I totally understand the desire Walt Disney World has for Food & Wine Festival overflowing into Future World. It’s a popular event, and more booths can help ease lines while also spreading crowds into another part of Epcot. However, 3 of the 4 additions have nothing to do with world locations.
I get that having the more generic booths in Future World makes sense, but if that’s the case, why not move Desserts & Champagne, Craft Beers, Farm Fresh, etc., to Future World and introduce new countries into World Showcase? I’m sure the cuisine at these new booths will be popular, but let’s not forget the “International” in the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
With that said…here’s what you will find on the the Chocolate Studio’s food menu this year at Food & Wine Festival:
Red Wine Chocolate Truffle – Even at its low price, I felt like this was on the small side for what it was. On the other hand, it packed a powerfully rich punch, so perhaps paying less for a smaller portion is a better proposition. In any case, it was my least favorite option at this booth.
Ghirardelli® Chocolate Raspberry Torte – For most guests, this is going to be overshadowed by the next item on the menu. That’s really a shame, as I think this was a really delicious dessert that’s quite different from the liquid nitro goodness. This torte is dense, and the raspberry provides a slight tartness that offsets the flavors of the chocolate. Highly recommended.
Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel – You find me a Disney fan who doesn’t love this dessert, and I’ll show you someone who needs this shirt. Highly, highly recommended. (The dessert, not the shirt.)
We don’t intend upon sampling all of the beverages at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival (particularly because most are not unique to Epcot, so you can find a ton of info and reviews of them via Google), but here is the wine menu for Chocolate Studio:
What do you think of Chocolate Studio? Any thoughts on these items? Do you wish new countries would be added, instead of culinary categories, or do you prefer this approach? Hearing from you is half the fun, so please share your thoughts in the comments below!