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REVIEW: Chocolate Studio – 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival The Art of Pairing Chocolate

The Art of Pairing Chocolate…

If you love chocolate, (and even if you don’t) this is the place to be at the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.  They have two of the absolute best desserts around: the Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel and Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Dust.  Ok. get out of my way I need my fix!!  Let’s check it out in my Chocolate Studio Review: 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival….

Chocolate Studio Booth:

The Cheese Studio is in one of my favorite sections of the Food and Wine Festival.  It’s located on the pathway leading from World Showcase to Future World West, right in between the Wine and Dine Studio and The Chocolate Studio.  Can’t beat the location:

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Chocolate Studio Booth

Chocolate Studio Booth

Here’s a cool wheel explaining the different tastes and aromas:

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Chocolate Wheel

Chocolate Wheel

Chocolate Studio Menu:

China menu is mostly in-tact from last year, but that’s ok, when you’re the #1 Food and Wine Booth you can enjoy a little relaxation now and then.  This is one of the few booths in which the prices didn’t get the normal 0.25 cent price hike.  In fact only the Black Pepper Shrimp went up, and the Spicy Chicken which added a Bar Bun this year actually went DOWN 0.50 cents!!  Disney getting soft?? hahaha

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Chocolate Studio Menu

Chocolate Studio Menu

 

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Chocolate Studio Menu Pics

Chocolate Studio Menu Pics

Food:

  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel (Gluten-Free) – $4.75, DDP Snack Credit *Ziggy Recommended
  • Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Dust – $4.25, DDP Snack Credit  *Ziggy Recommended

Beverages:

  • Banfi Rosa Regale, Piedmont – $9.00
  • Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles – $7.00
  • Lenotti Recioto della Valpolicella, Italy – $10.00
  • RL Buller Fine Muscat – $6.00

Menu Review:

At Chocolate Studio, not only is your food delicious to eat, but they also put on a show making it.  First we had the Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel and boy was it fun to watch!

First they scoop out the chocolate and drop it inside a tank of liquid nitrogen at about -330 degrees Fahrenheit:

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Dipping the chocolate in Liquid Nitrogen

Dipping the chocolate in Liquid Nitrogen

Man is that cold, and it comes out fast!  Almost ready to take out:

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival almost ready

It’s almost ready to take out…

Some whiskey caramel is then poured over the top as it’s prepared.

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival caramel time

Pouring the caramel…

What comes out is this beauty:

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle

Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel

Trust me that it’s as delicious as it looks!  It’s so gorgeous to look at I don’t know if I can go through with it…..hahahah, ok!  I absolutely loved it, just as good as last year!  The chocolate is very decadent and rich, and is hard for a couple seconds, just enough to get a shot, but it is smooth and creamy going down.  I don’t have to then tell you why adding caramel all over the top of it would make it even better do I?  Nah, didn’t think you’d like it!  There were also some white chocolate crumbles on top it seemed, which added a little difference in texture.  It’s also Gluten-free if that matters to you.  This is a no-brainer, just do it!

After that we got the Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Dust, which I personally liked just as much as the truffle believe it or not!  Again this isn’t some cheap tasting chocolate, but it’s the real stuff, super rich.  The cake itself was dense and moist, not dry at all.  Not a lot of whipped cream on top but just enough to give you a little taste.

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte side

Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte

The best part comes when you cut into it, as you can see two distinct types of chocolate inside, one of which has a mousse-like texture, as well as a very subtle raspberry filling.  It doesn’t get much better for me than raspberry and chocolate, so I was in another planet as I was eating this.  Again, trust your eyes and my word, this is amazing and a MUST TRY!

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte inside

Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte cross-section

As for a wine to match up with your chocolate, I highly recommended the Lenotti Recioto della Valpolicella, Italy.  This is one of my all-time favorite wines and one we get every time we go to Lake Garda in Italy.  It’s nice living so close that we can go whenever we want and get this amazing wine.  It’s made from dried grapes (raisins almost) and is a sweet and unfortified wine with hints of fresh black fruit and chocolate in it, perfect for pairing up here!

Now since I can get it for so cheap in Italy, I couldn’t convince myself to pay the price they charge you at the festival for it, but if you have never tried it before I think it’s a great opportunity as you can then go find a bottle near home for much less.  It’s life-changing, trust me!

Booth Summary and Grade:

What else can I say besides I love the Chocolate Studio and both of these desserts.  I’ll have to think hard before I rank the Top 2017 Food and Wine festival items, but they just might be the top 2 desserts at the festival and are absolute must-do’s!!  My only hope is that next year they add a third item to the menu as I’m sure anything else they do would be amazing as well!

Chocolate Studio Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Chocolate Studio Desserts

Chocolate Studio Desserts

If you have to get just one thing: I don’t have to choose, GET BOTH!! 🙂

Grade:  9

Take a look at all of my 2017 Epcot Food and Wine articles.  I have a 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Info Guide with a complete Index of the Food and Wine Menus, The Top NEW Items for 2017, Top Food and Wine Booths and more…I want you to be able to have the best info on the Festival so you have a great time and don’t waste your time!

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