REVIEW: The Chocolate Studio at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2019
Welcome to a Marketplace Booth review for the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place in the park from August 29 to November 23, 2019. This review will cover The Chocolate Studio kiosk located in Future World West along the pathway between the Imagination pavilion and World Showcase. This is a one-stop shop for all things chocolate during the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. (Note that the menu prices do not include tax!)
Photos of Menu Items from The Chocolate Studio at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel – $5.25
The Liquid Nitro Truffle is still a delight and still on our absolute must list for the event for all the reasons we have been saying for years now. It’s served ice cold, has an amazing caramel sauce on top, and is one of the most unique desserts around. The liquid nitro is the serving method with a dollop of the chocolate-almond truffle being dropped-in to the vat of below freezing liquid nitro before being pulled out, smashed, and served to you. It’s cool, literally, and most importantly, delicious.
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Whipped Cream – $4.25
For those who prefer a dark chocolate flavor, the raspberry torte is absolutely sublime. It’s a good alternative to the nitro truffle, or you can just get both. Indulge a little, it’s Food & Wine!
This arrived at The Chocolate Studio in 2018, after being at the Ireland booth the previous year. We love this drink and have gotten it every year since it debuted. Twinings makes a great tea and mixing it with some cream and vodka makes it even better. It’s not necessarily a large portion for the price, but the flavor wins out in the end here. It tastes like fall!
Banfi Piemonte describes the aroma of their Rosa Regale Sparkling Red as “aromatic with hints of raspberries, strawberries and rose petals.” The taste is described as “fresh raspberries, with crisp acidity, enticing the palate with an initial softness, graduating to a clean and dry finish.”
From Daou Vineyards: “Blackberry, cassis, plum and currant aromas greet the nose, surrounded by black olives, anise, leather and cigar box. Notes of graphite and crushed stone mingle with just a hint of cool mint. Robust and full bodied, an undercurrent of restrained power is palpable just below the surface at the core of this wine. Firm, fine grained tannins provide ample backbone for the layers of boysenberry, black cherry, licorice and dried herb flavors. Meaty and fleshy while retaining an overall elegance, it finishes with authority and finesse.”