Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sumptuous Lunch at DOLCELATTE! (plus Giveaway!)

I really love food, it doesn't show because my body is petite but I really like eating! Yesterday, I had lunch at Dolcelatte so I thought of sharing to you guys the food that we had. 

Dolcelatte is located on the 5th level of SM Megamall, Fashion Hall. Their original branch is in Quezon Avenue and this branch in Megamll just opened last November 2014. 

What I like about Dolcelatte is that their restaurant's ambiance is bright, simple yet cozy. The simplicity of the place will let you focus more on the taste and quality of the food rather than the place. They also do not play loud and distracting music, also a plus point!

Are you guys ready to drool over the food I'm gonna show you? Yes? Let's begin, then! You may feel hungry at the end of this blog post, though. Don't say I didn't warn you. 

We were able to sit right away when we got to the restaurant. Because don't you just hate having to wait in line just to eat? Our mothers don't make us wait when we eat so why must we let restaurants do that to us? (hehe #hugot)

We also didn't wait too long for the food. Look at this stolen photo of me being totally giddy upon the arrival of our food!

Dolcelatte serves Italian-American food but is 100% Filipino owned restaurant. When you hear their name, you may think of just coffee, bread and pastries. But they actually serve full meals like pasta, pizza and steak!

Here's our table!

Pan-seared Foie Gras , Apple Cranberry Chutney, Arugala, Salad-Balsamic Reduction
At first, I had no idea what this was. I see a small piece of meat and that was it. I wasn't really excited about this plate. But when I tried it, OMG!!! This is a piece of heaven served on a plate! The meat just melts in your mouth like marshmallow! This is so delicious and I really recommend trying this dish at Dolcelatte!

COBB SALAD | Php 450
Chicken Strips, Bacon Bits, Grilled Corn, Avocado, Hard Boiled Egg, Parmesan Cheese, Tortilla Chips, Iceberg Lettuce, Apple Cider or Honey Mustard Dressing
We had Cobb Salad, too. The taste was interesting and the tortilla chips made it even more delicious. 

Grilled Cheese, Shitake Mushrooms, Bacon and a hint of Truffle
This pasta is also very delicious! The creamy sauce and loads of cheese are just heaven in the mouth, The crispy bacon bits on top also make the taste perfect. 

It's so cute how they used bow-shaped pasta for this. However, I noticed that the pasta could still use some more cooking as it was a bit undone for my liking. But other than that, the taste of the pasta is really flavorful.

Norwegian Salmon Fillet, Lemon Butter Caper Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, House Salad
The taste of the salmon is delicious but what stood out the most to me were the mashed potato and the caper sauce! The mashed potato isn't the typical, almost bland, mashed potato. The taste was really mouthwatering! The sauce was sour, but in a good and appetizing way. It matches well with the taste of the mashed potatoes and the grilled salmon!

Now you have seen the first set of food we had. I didn't eat breakfast before going to Dolcelatte so I wasn't smiling in the picture because I was excited to taste all the mouthwatering food on the table!

I came with my Mommy and my Step-dad. The day we went to Dolcelatte was also their 6th Anniversary. Hehe!

I had big appetite that day so I ordered for some more additional food! hehe

Parma Ham, Honey Cured Bacon, Italian Sausage, Ground Beef, Olives, Pineapple, Bell Pepper, Button Mushrooms
Thin crust pizza with meat, mushrooms, olives, bell peppers, onions plus lost and lost of cheese! This is also very tasty!

Tenderloin Beef Medallion, Pan Seared Foie Gras, Sauteed Spinach, Mushrooms, Truffle Fries
This steak has just the perfect combination! I love how they did the meat, not rare and not overly done. Just the right meat for the appetite! The sauce, the mushrooms and the foie gras were happy ending, or the good beginning, to this heavenly piece of meat! 

I wasn't able to finish this at the restaurant so I had it wrapped to take home. I ate it while writing this blog post and almost cried. (hehe) It's just so delicious that I wished I had a big cut instead of just a small portion! So yummy!

The Berry Smoothie was a bit sour for my liking, I didn't like it much. But, O. M. G! The Breakfast Smoothie was so delicious! I really recommend trying it at Dolcelatte. 

They blended yogurt, banana, peanut butter, fruits and nuts and some granola bar bits! It's really so delicious, I tell you. The sweetness is perfect, I think I can finish 2 glasses of this in just 1 sitting! I will surely go back to Dolcelatte soon to have this again!

With Ms. Clare Lorenzo, Marketing Manager of Dolcelatte Gourmet Selections. :)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you want to just grab one and shove it in your mouth? They look so delicious and sweet and inviting, don't they?!

I was so full that I didn't order any of the Croughnuts! But I will definitely go back to have a piece or two. Plus, a glass or two of the delicious Breakfast shake! hehe

DARK VALRHONA CRUNCH | Php 225 per slice
For dessert, we had this ultra-creamy slice of chocolate cake that tastes like Nutella and Ferrero Rocher fell in love with each other and had a child! hehe So soft, moist, creamy and delicious. It wasn't too sweet and the nuts is a perfect addition to it!

GREEN TEA | Php 120

All my effort to keep my tummy fit and flat for summer went down the drain in one sitting. hehe. I was so full that I was full even when I got home 5 hours after. But if you ask me, it was all worth it because the food that we had were all so good and awesomely delicious. To help our stomach digest all the food we had, we drank green tea, which was also delicious. 

I think Dolcelatte doesn't serve anything not delicious. Delicious, mouthwatering, tasty and appetizing must be the only words in their vocabulary! ^^

If you happen to be at SM Megamall, I really suggest trying Dolcelatte. Everything we tried we're all delicious but if you only had to pick a few, I suggest having their Foie Gras with Apple Chutner, Baked Truffle Pasta, Breakfast Shake and the Dark Valrhona.

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Dolcelatte and RealAsianBeauty (Hey, that's me! hehe) are giving away some GIFT CERTIFICATES so you could try some of Dolcelatte's food, too!

We are giving away Php 500 worth of gift certificate to let you and a friend enjoy what Dolcelatte has to offer. 

Mechanics :

1.) FOLLOW @RealAsianBeauty on Instagram HERE
2.) LIKE Dolcelatte on Facebook HERE
3.) COMMENT on this post and tell us which of the food I posted above would you like to try the most and why! (Also, tell us your IG and FB name so we could check if you are following us.)

*3 winners of Php 500 gift certificate
*Winner must be willing to meet me in Quezon City area to claim the gift certificate
*Giveaway open until March 18, 2015