New Flavors from Bar Dolci in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Budget : Gelato (1 scoop – Php 120, 2 scoops – Php 160, 3 scoops – Php 200)
Duration : ~1-2 hours
Bummers: none so far
Bar Dolci is one of the few “bars” in the metro that you can visit to relieve stress, leave your troubles behind, and still wake up without any head splitting hangover the morning after. Bar Dolci means “sweet bar” (“dolci” is a wordplay on the word “dolce”, which means “sweetly and softly”). This bar is popular for creating its own freshly made gelatos, macarons, and popsicles everyday.
Bar Dolci is not only known for these sweet treats but it also has its sturdy foundation on freshness and innovation. It creates all of its products from scratch in their in-house kitchen-like area. The gelatos are churned out of the machine every 15 minutes to guarantee freshness. Even the fillings on their macarons are created by them using on the freshest ingredients.
Everything that can make life sweet, or savory, you’ll definitely find it here.
Bar Dolci is not only for guys and gals with a sweet tooth. If you think booze is the solution for your troubles, Bar Dolci have alcopops (a portmanteau of the words “alcohol” and “popsicle”) – which I intend to try next time I visit the store.
Bar Dolci is innovating through expanding its product line from frappes with gelatos to savory quiches and sandwiches. It is a great privilege to be one of the few foodies who got to try these new sweet and savory products before they hit the market.
Bar Dolce introduces the Frappelato (Php 230), which is a portmanteau of the words “frappe” and “gelato”. It is a frappe-based beverage that is further made interesting by adding gelato in the mix. It is closely related to affogato (a scoop of gelato submerged on coffee). The difference is that in the frappelato the gelato is combined in the beverage and not merely immersed on frappe. Frappelato comes in different variants such as Salted Caramel, Ferrero, Toffee Roca, Banana with Caramelized White Chocolate, and Chocolate Mint. I highly recommend the Salted Caramel flavor, which is also one of their best-selling gelato flavors.
The Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta (Php 100 per piece / Php 270 per 3 pieces) is sliced baguette that is lightly grilled then ricotta cheese and strawberry jam is spread on it. The strawberry jam is freshly made by Bar Dolce using strawberries from Baguio. The jam has a sweet and tangy taste that perfectly complements the lightness of ricotta cheese. The baguette adds a crunch to it.
Bar Dolci launches various flavors of Quiche (Php 180 per slice). For those not familiar with quiche, a quiche is a baked pie that comes with savory filling that is thickened with cheese and eggs. If you are familiar with the 2-inch thick Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, a quiche is somewhat like it.
The Spinach and Bacon Provolone Quiche is the intertwining of spinach and bacon in an ocean of provolone cheese. This is one of the best ways to subtly eat spinach. The full flavor of provolone hides the spinach. And of course, it has bacon.
The Roquefort Broccoli Quiche is a strong-flavored quiche that sometimes need some acquired taste to get used to it. Roquefort, or Rochefort, is a type of blue cheese so you can really expect this quiche to have a strong flavor due to this moldy cheese. It a bit smoky and salty with a sharp tang, which makes the quiche too flavorful for some people.
Among the quiches that I have tried at Bar Dolci, the Tomato Basil with Mozzarella is my favorite. This quiche offers a light taste with overflowing mozzarella cheesy goodness. The acid in the fresh tomatoes give it a tangy kick. The basil just makes it even more scrumptious.
If you are in for a sinful quiche, I highly recommend Quiche Lorraine. It has bacon bits, onions, and Gruyère cheese. This quiche is popular in many countries especially France and United States. However, the popular version in US has no onions.
Another addition to the savory products of Bar Dolci are its signature sandwiches. For Php 260 per serving you can choose from its three variants which are Turkey and Brie with Cranberry Chutney, Honeyed Pork Loin with Gouda Cheese and Apple, Vegetable with Grilled Peta Cheese.
Aside from the frappelato, Bar Dolci is introducing another innovative product that has gelato in it – the Mango Yogurt Sorbet (Php 120). The mango yogurt sorbet is very creamy and the yogurt has a very smooth texture. The yogurt is made in-house by Bar Dolci so you can definitely be sure that it is fresh.
Among all the food that we tried, the Gelato Burger (Php 120) brought me back to my childhood. A burger bun is filled with a scoop of any gelato flavor that you like then the bun is heated before serving. The gelato burger gave me a feeling of nostalgia when I used to have “dirty ice cream” spread on a pandesal. Those were the good ol’ days..
Bar Dolci is not only popular for its gelato but also for its macarons. It takes pride of its macarons because Bar Dolci claims that they are one of the few who can make perfect macarons in the country. Their macarons have soft almost meringue-like texture inside and eggshell-like crust outside. Its macarons are selling like pancakes and the best-selling macaron is the Salted Caramel flavor.
It is adding another macaron flavor which is the Peanut Butter Macaron (Php 50 per piece). A variant of the peanut butter macaron is the Peanut Butter Jelly Macaron where one side of the macarons (the purple side) is made from jelly ganache.
Bar Dolci is relatively young but it has promising products that will surely entice anyone – sweet tooth or with no sweet tooth. It is a great privilege to be one of the first few foodies who had the opportunity to sample their new line of sweet and savory products. With this, I would like to thank Miss Mae Ilagan for the hook-up and Mr. Ryan Castañeda, Store Manager, for accommodating us in their lovely store. Special thanks to Mr. Nicholai David Go, Owner of Bar Dolci, for giving us the opportunity to get up close and personal with his store. Keep on making life sweet!
F133 Forbestown Road Taguig City, Philippines
Contact No.: (02) 846.8245
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BarDolci
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