It’s a long weekend, and we know what your inner foodie is thinking: it’s time to #treatyoself to a nice, comforting meal and enjoy the extra time you have on your hands! Not sure where to start? Cue Dolce Vita, an establishment that dishes out culinary masterpieces while staying true to its traditional Italian flavours.
Prepared to be amazed when the buffalo mozzarella is wheeled out of the kitchen – the 2kgs of braided cheese, flown directly from Italy, is as fresh as they come. The chef then slices the cheese on the spot and plates them with semi-dried tomatoes, anchovies, rucola salad, and a generous dressing of Italian basil oil to complete the Treccia Campana di Bufala.
Need a little Italian comfort? You’ll find it in the Risotto. Using a special selection Acquerello Rice, every mouthful gives a satisfying bite while subtle flavours of pumpkin, sauteed prawn, and soft hints of ginger oil are slowly introduced to your palate. You’d have to try this to know – it’s an experience not to be missed!
Perhaps one of the most unforgettable dishes here is the Tagliata di Manzo. The beautifully roasted US Prime Beef Ribeye imparts a subtle, beefy flavour and the meat is cooked tender throughout. Served with a side of the fluffiest mashed potatoes, fragrant sautéed vegetables, sharp capperata, and a generous lather of natural roasting juices, this is definitely a must-try!
The desserts menu is where the creativity of the kitchen team at Dolce Vita really shines. The ever-popular Tiramisu doesn’t steer far from its original but here, they craft this dessert with a modern twist that makes it both visually attractive and a pleasure to tuck into. What we found pleasantly refreshing is that the Mascarpone mousse carried a hint of citrus – orange zest that’s strained and infused into the espuma – with every mouthful. Our verdict? #muchimpressed
When the kitchen dishes up their Panna Cotta, it’s easy to see why this intricate little number steals hearts the second it hits the table. Resembling a magical fairy garden complete with adorable panna cotta ‘toadstools’ and green tea sponge cake ‘moss crumbles’, it’s almost too beautiful to eat! The berry coulis and berry sponge add a slight tang and a refreshing palate-cleanser to this creamy delight.
The relaxed and convivial atmosphere, paired with the contemporary twist to traditional Italian flavours, makes Dolce Vita an establishment that sets itself above the rest. Don’t just take our word for it – book a table today and enjoy yourselves the Italian way!
Find it at 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, The Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 039797
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