Do you enjoy a sweet treat along with a nightcap to wind down at the end of a long day? If you answered yes then Amorette’s Patisserie, owned and operated by Disney, and located in the Disney Springs Town Center, is the place for you. Amorette’s means “little loves” and this superior shop certainly puts a lot of love into the design and flavor of their pastries. The same can be said for the alcoholic, non-alcoholic, hot, and cold drinks offered at this establishment. Amorette’s Patisserie also offers gluten-free and vegetarian menu options.
The pastry choices are unique and, depending on your palette, the offerings are absolutely mouth-watering. For a light, melt-in-your mouth option try the “Dancing with Pavlova.” This meringue crisp contains a raspberry pate de fruit jelly and chantilly for a delightful combination of flavors. If you are a chocolate lover, try the “Avant Garde.” This chocolate mousse is made with chocolate chiffon cake and chocolate crumble offering a rich, yet light, chocolate treat . For those adventurous types, try the “Sunrise Tokyo Bay.” This yuzu chiffon cake is made with green tea crumble, yuzu jam, and mandarin creating an amazing burst of tartness and sweetness at the same time. If you enjoy cheesecake then you must try the “49th and Broadway.” This version of New York Cheesecake contains lemon curd, blueberries, and chantilly for an incredible mixture of flavor and texture. The “Reflections in Memphis” offers a combination of peanut butter mousse, banana pate de fruit jelly, chiffon cake, and carmelized bacon pieces for a taste that is reminscent of a visit to Memphis, TN. Amorette’s calls their strawberry tart “Strawberry Fields of O. C.” and combines lemon curd with strawberry mousse and basil sugar for a merger of flavors you will want to savor. Their “Palais Garnier” is a traditional opera cake containing almond cake with coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache. The “Viennesse Waltz” is a classic sacher torte with chocolate almond financier cake, chantilly, and apricot jam.
Did you know that Key Lime Pie is the official pie for the state of Florida? Amorette’s Patisserie has appropriately named their key lime tart the “Sunset on Mile Marker 0.” In case you might be interested, Mile Marker 0 is located at the end of US 1 in Key West, Florida. This popular landmark signifies the end of US 1, which begins in the upper part of Maine, and is the southernmost point of the United States. “Sunset on Mile Marker 0” is a key lime tart that is made with chantilly and baked meringue offering a smooth balance to the acidity of the lime.
If you enjoy an eclair, like I do, then you may want to try one of Amorette’s Patisserie Eclairs. They offer four types: Pistachio, Lemon Meringue, Raspberry, and Caramel Coffee. My personal favorite is the Pistachio Eclair made with a lovely pistachio cream and a pastry that is so light and airy that it just melts away in your mouth. I had the distinct pleasure of having one of the pastry chefs show me how they create the decorative topping for the eclairs. They begin by painting white chocolate onto a special paper coated with colored cocoa butter. After the chocolate has cooled and hardened they remove the white chocolate plaque from the paper to be placed on the top of the eclair. If you have a question, just ask. The team members were more than happy to explain, and show me, how they make these edible toppings.
You have many options for ordering your nightcap as well. From beautiful champagnes and sparkling wines, to coffees, hot chocolates, and lovely cold milk, there is something here for everyone. I absolutely loved the “Iron Horse Fairytale Celebration Cuvee.” After all what better reason to celebrate a Fairy Tale is there than a visit to Disney World? If you enjoy coffee, the guests in this establishment, that I spoke with, raved about the quality and flavor of the coffee they were drinking. There is cold milk, popular amongst the youngsters and those who really just prefer to follow a sweet treat with a glass of cold milk. I believe that the most popular beverage is going to be, hands-down, the Amorette’s Hot Chocolate Ganache. This is not your typical hot chocolate. It is delectable hot chocolate with chantilly and shaved dark chocolate meant to linger over for a time. You may want to find a table and enjoy your wonderful treats. If you do not have time to stay, you can place your order and have it delivered to your Disney Resort.
Are you celebrating something during your visit? Amorette’s Patisserie has specialty cakes that you can order. Whether it is Amorette’s 10 layer Signature Cake, Mickey Mouse Cake, Minnie Mouse Cake, or Goofy Cake, you will be thrilled with the finished product. You can pre-order your cake by calling 407-934-3500 at least 72 hours in advance. Once your cake is ready, it will be packaged in a beautiful boutique-style Amorette’s signature hat box. The presentation is quite beautiful.
Which pastry and nightcap will you choose? Please leave your comments in the box below. Bon Appetit!