Morsels of Delice •
09 Sep 2014 • 51 reviews • 1 follower
It is not easy to find restaurants offering brunches with pure spread of authentic European dishes. I can only name a few like Basilico, Osia, Garbiardi and you guess it, Dolce Vita!
All dishes are served to the table instead of the "pick all you want" style, all of them are free flow but there are so many dishes that I only have the stomach for one round for all. I absolutely love the appetizers here, from crab timbale, burrata mozzarella cheese stuffed in cherry tomato, port wine marinated foie gras terrine (the trio of appetizers in my photo) are refreshing, simulating and multi-dimensional in taste. The piping hot soups of mushroom, and those of cauliflower served in shot glasses respectively are sublime, being overflowing with flavours and having the right consistency (creamy but not overly so). The ham and oysters are good also, though I prefer Osia's condiments for the oysters.
The mains are not really my type since I find that the core of the pasta to be uncooked (but take note that this style of cooking pasta is actually the preferred type for Europeans, considered as perfect in texture). The fishes are good and fresh though not as great in taste as the appetizers. The star of the mains is the risotto with black truffle which is a aromatic comfort food. My main problem is that the main courses are free flow also, which proves to be too much for a small eater like me. Another thing: after eating the salad loaded with lots of seafood, which is great actually until they served the pasta tossed with exactly the same type of seafood, causing me to feel great dilemma. It was a waste not to finish up such a dish filled to brim with the treasures of the sea, but faced with a similar dish where my full stomach was stretched beyond threshold, it was impossible to take more than three bites off it. It will be better if there is an option to choose one main course only at a lower price for the brunch.
The desserts are extremely sinful; silky smooth in texture and rich in taste, high points for them. I love the gold flakes on the tiramisu and chocolate, adding the luxurious touch to the already decadent treats. The panna cotta is unbelievably good with its custard being the smoothest and most refreshing one I ever had. Ricotta Cheese berries tart is very light, yet creamy at the same time, an absolute must try.
The ambience is very modern with a bit of the resort feel due to its location besides the swimming pool surrounded by lots of flora. The view outside of the restaurant is breath taking, where one can see MBS and the flyer. The service is very attentive, professional and friendly, absolutely faultless.
Will like to go back again to try the set meals or if there is an option not to go for free flow of main courses or for special occasions.
For photos, visit my blog at http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/09/dolce-vita-glorious-array-of-pure.html