Happy New Year everyone! I know your New Years resolutions are in full swing and for those of us who have health on their lists a few hundred words talking about just how delicious the most chocolatey thing in Disney is isn’t exactly helpful. You know what I say though? REWARDS! For the next few minutes consider this your reward for being so healthy when you’re not in Disney! Or just your reward for being awesome? Your reward for the bazillion Disney miles you log on every day of your trip? Pick your favorite and let’s dig in!
To start, I just have to say Amorette’s is one of the prettiest locations in Disney. Every aspect of the decor has thought from the sliding ladder across the right to the chalkboard menu above the cafe station. The one thing that didn’t get thought- seating. To the left of this shot are the maybe 3 high tops (that I don’t remember as having chairs or stools when we went!). Outside there’s wonderful covered seating but despite the vast size of this shop there really isn’t much space inside to enjoy it. That said, for a place this well decorated I don’t mind standing and admiring for a bit!
They also have this large demo space with the most incredible candy display I’ve seen! Seriously, I might have to color code my pantry! Again, I’ll say that while this feature is wonderful in theory, I would love to see them do more with it. The way that the glass blowers in Magic Kingdom do demos of their art or even how the Ganachery here in Disney Springs makes much of their chocolate right there in the shop, I would love to see real demos here. Of the many times I’ve stopped in whether to eat or just to look, I’ve only ever seen work being done in this beautiful kitchen space once.
With a store this gorgeous of course the food needs to be gorgeous too right?! While there’s a few things I think they could do to improve the experience of the shop, improving the food is definitely NOT necessary! These aren’t cheap, just about everything in the case was $8 except for the mini cakes which were $15. From my perspective, though, how much are you going to pay in Yachtsman or California Grill for dessert? Around or above $8, right? Well trust me, these desserts are every bit as delicious, high quality, and substantial as a dessert in any Disney Signature restaurant. That’s how I justified it to hubby at least!
Amorette’s has a few gluten friendly desserts. I’ve had mixed experiences- sometimes the staff tell me the desserts are only gluten friendly and are made in a shared kitchen, other times they assure me they’re gluten free and totally safe. I’ve never had a contamination issue and I’m usually sensitive to it but if you’re especially gluten sensitive talk to them and see what you think. They’ve always been very helpful!
I ordered this chocolate monster, the Avant-Garde. It’s a flourless chocolate cake topped with rich chocolate mousse and coated in a sleek shiny coat of chocolate ganache- oh and of course a golden Mickey! Can I get all the heart eyes for a moment?!
One bite of this and I probably don’t need to tell you to enjoy it right away but it WILL melt. David and I split this because it really is a LOT of chocolate, like, a LOT. Probably the most chocolatey thing in all of Disney. I could go on about how delicious this is but I’ll just leave it at yes, it really is as good as it looks!