Thursday 13 October 2016

Dolce Vita – Gusto Italiano 2016 [MEDIA INVITE]

Dolce Vita @ MO_Singapore

Gusto Italiano returns for its fourth edition in celebration of finest Italian Cuisine in Singapore. This week, Dolce Vita will host Michelin-Starred Chef Emanuele Mazzella to spice up the Gusto Italiano Festival.

The Bread

Today we sample the 4 course lunch menu, especially created for this festival. Amuse Bouche was Smoked Eggplant and Tomato. A subtle flavour foam couple with the tangy tomato open up your palate in anticipation for the dishes to come.

Amuse Bouche

Cappensate: Seared scallops, cauliflowers, vanilla, grapefruit. Beautifully seared scallops, with crispy exterior and gentle sweet soft texture in the middle. The smooth cauliflowers purée provided a nice base for the tangy pickled mini cauliflowers. The grapefruit acidity is subtle and added contrasting flavour to the dish.

Cappensate - Scallops

Tortelli: Boston lobster stuffed tortelli, tarragon and buffalo milk burrata. The blended tarragon and burrata provided a base for lobster. The lobster filling in the tortellini is bouncy and full of flavour. The lobster meat in the centre is cooked a touched below the boiling point. Slightly soft, but you can taste the freshness of the meat. The funny thing, I thought there was a hint taste of banana. Yum Yum.

Tortelli - Boston Lobster

Brasato: Slow-braised Australian Veal Cheek, celeriac and roasted mushroom. The veal cheek is beautifully cooked, it just melts in your mouth. The veal cheek has a stronger gamy taste compare to beef cheek, though I have no problem with it. The celeriac puree has a slight spice to it, but it goes well with the earthy roasted mushroom.

Brasato - Veal Cheek

Ricotta: Sheep milk ricotta mousse, raspberry and Bronte pistachio. The ricotta is just mild and soft accompanied with chocolate sponge below. Meanwhile the pistachio gelato and pistachio sponge are just refreshing. If you need some more sparks in flavour, the raspberry fruit and sauce will provide for your palate. Definitely a perfect ending to the meal.


It was truly a wonderful dining experience, the menu prepared Chef Emanuele Mazzella is just nicely executed, delicious and feast to the eyes. So don't miss out this gastronomic delight at Dolce Vita. Saluti!! Cheers!!

Thank you very much to Mandarin Oriental for the tasting invitation.

Dolce Vita Welcomes Michelin-Starred Chef Emanuele Mazzella
Date: 12 – 15 October 2016
Lunch: 3 courses $68++; 4 courses $88++ (Available 12 to 15 Oct)
Dinner: 4 courses $98++; 5 courses $118++ (Available on 12, 14 & 15 Oct)
Reservations: +65 6885 3500 or

Food & Drink: 8.5/10
Value: 7/10
Service: N/A (Tasting Invitation)
Ambiance: 9.5/10
Budget per Person: $81 and Above

Dolce Vita
5 Raffles Ave
5th Floor. Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Marina Square S039797

T: +65 6885 3500
IG: @mo_singapore
Lunch, Mon – Fri: 12.00 – 14.30
Brunch, Sat – Sun: 12.00 – 15.00
Dinner, Daily: 18.30 – 22.30

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