Dolcelatte Cafe and Gourmet Bakeshop along Quezon Avenue has always been one of our family’s go-to places when our cook takes the day off and we don’t want to stray too far from home. They serve good food, bake really yummy breads… besides, they are the cronut purveyor that is closest to me, lol!
Anyhow, Dolcelatte invited my hubby and I to try out their new menu offerings. They are always coming up with new dishes so it’s never boring. I love Dolcelatte’s spacious and stylized interiors.
For starters, I ordered Foie Gras with Apple Cranberry Chutney (P325, pictured above). I love Foie Gras but it’s so pricey and well, scary because of the cholesterol and all that so the only time I eat it is when it’s part of an eat-all-you-can buffet, haha. Dolcelatte’s is small, maybe 3 around inches in length and it’s served with arugula, chutney, and crostini. We sliced a bit of foie gras and put it on top of a crostini along with chutney and arugula. I really loved the sweet yet tangy chutney which complemented the buttery foie gras nicely.
Then we had Watermelon Salad (P296, pictured above). This is a refreshing salad comprised of lettuce, watermelon slices, pine nuts, feta cheese, grilled chicken fillet, and alfalfa sprouts. It’s drizzled with a citrusy apple vinaigrette. It was very light and fresh but I felt the vinaigrette lacked oomph so it came off as a bit bland. I like my salads with more zing.
For our main dish, hubby and I decided to share an order of Filet Mignon (P673, pictured above). Two bacon-wrapped beef medallions are served with a couscous-stuffed tomato and buttered asparagus. The beef was surprisingly tender. I always expect thick cuts of meat like this one to be tough and hard to slice but I was able to go through this with a butter knife, lol! Thumbs up as they got the wellness I wanted spot on — medium well.
We also tried Creamy Shrimp Asparagus (P430, pictured above). It’s fettuccine pasta with creamy cheese and asparagus-based sauce with some big juicy shrimps and cherry tomatoes. It was fantastic. I’m allergic to shrimp but I could not resist having a few forkfuls. I love how pronounced the taste of asparagus is so it’s not nakakaumay.
Given my penchant for foie gras, I couldn’t resist trying out the Chicken Portabello with Foie Gras Burger (P476, pictured above). It’s a burger stuffed with chicken fillet, portabello mushroom, foie gras, lettuce, onions, and tomato. It comes with crispy homemade fries on the side. The burger was admittedly a little bland (I blame it on the chicken patty, I really think marinating it beforehand would help lots) but the fries were perfect. It’s actually not as big as it seems.
For dessert we had a slice of Red Velvet Cheesecake. Unfortunately, I forgot to take note of the price. It was pretty good though. It’s basically cream-cheese frosted cheesecake with a red velvet cake for its bottom layer. I liked that it’s not too sweet. It went very well with my Cappuccino.
I finished the entire cup of Cappuccino I ordered because it was so good. It even came with a biscotti. It was the perfect ending to a hearty meal.
We’ve always enjoyed dining at Dolcelatte and this time was no different. The casual atmosphere yet stylish interiors ensure a comfortable meal and service has always been excellent (it’s the same whether we are invited or we go on our own). I always have trouble ordering though because there are too many interesting dishes on the menu, lol. If you just want a quiet and relaxed meal, do drop by. They are usually full during weekday mealtimes and every time we go there we always see people from ABS-CBN. This particular visit we sighted Anthony Taberna and Catherine De Castro.
Dolcelatte Cafe and Gourmet Bakeshop
1616 Quezon Ave., South Triangle, Quezon City
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