Bar Dolci: Heavenly Gelato, Macarons and More

September 1, 2012

When my friend referred me to Bar Dolci, I did not hesitate to try check it out.  It is located in Forbes Road which is an extension of Burgos Circle between Sweet Bella and Bugsy's.  Bar Dolci is Italian for "sweet bar", a perfect haven for someone with a sweet tooth like myself.  


bar dolci
Upon entry, I was welcomed by a gelato chiller and a macaron shelf alluring me to try them.  You'd notice that there are lots of names written on their wall too.  Every time you buy, ask the staffs to mark on your name so you can get a FREE cup on your 10th purchase. 

The second floor was divided into two parts.  One had a casual dinning set up while the other had cozy seats similar to that of a lounge or cafe.  For a fun bonding time, we preferred the cozy seats with small glassed tables that granted us a scenic view from the clear glass windows.

Food
strawberry ricotta bruschetta
 ♥ Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta (270 php/ 3 pcs.)
The Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta is their home-made strawberry jam with a layer of ricotta atop a toasted slice of bagel.  I was expecting this to be very sweet but it wasn't.  The strawberry jam possessed a nice balance of sweet and tangy flavor.  The mildly salty ricotta was also a great contrast to the sweetness.  


spinach and bacon provolone quiche
♥ Spinach and Bacon Provolone Quiche (180 php/slice)
I love quiches.  I used to love the ones in Alexandre but sadly it closed down so I had to settle the ones available in the nearby french bakeshop chains.  But, when I tried the Spinach and Bacon Provolone Quiche, I was impressed in terms of flavor and texture.  


roquefort broccoli quiche
Roquefort Broccoli Quiche (180 php/slice)
The Roquefort Broccoli Quiche is filled with rich Roquefort cheese and broccoli.  I loved the pungent taste followed by the smooth and creamy sensation brought about the Roquefort but since its an acquire taste, you might not be up to it like fellow Tsinoy Foodie Kurt.

tomato and basil mozarella quiche
♥ Tomato and Basil Mozarella Quiche (180 php/slice)
Kurt enjoyed the Tomato and Basil Mozarella Quiche is filled with fresh tomato slices and basil with chewy mozarella.  


quiche lorraine
Quiche Lorraine (180 php/slice)
The Quiche Lorraine is one of the most popular variant.  It is has savory bacon, onions bits and the rich and slightly salty gruyere cheese.  They say anything with bacon is delicious.  Well, this is loaded with it!


turkey brie cranberry chutney
Turkey and Brie with Cranberry Chutney (260 php)
The Turkey and Brie with Cranberry Chutney sandwich gained the approval of all my companions.  The lean and healthy turkey was enhanced by the brie and mildly sweet cranberry chutney.  


honeyed porkloine gouda cheese
Honeyed Porkloine with Gouda Cheese (260 php)
The Honeyed Porkloine with Gouda Cheese is a simple yet refreshing option.  It has a thin slice of apple that caught me by surprise and I loved it.  


ferrero gelato burger
Ferrero Gelato Burger (120 php)
The gelato burger deserves an applause for its innovation.  Although the buns were served warm, the gelato inside is still frozen.  I loved the rich Ferrero flavor.  However, I found the contrast of the dry and rough buns to the creamy gelato not too appealing.  

pandan gelato burger
Pandan Gelato Burger (120 php)
I liked the Pandan Gelato Burger more than the Ferrero.  I find its flavor more suitable to be paired with their buns.  

mango yogurt sorbet gelato
♥ Mango Yogurt  Sorbet Gelato (80 php)
Not that I don't like new concepts but nothing beats spooning a creamy gelato our of its cup.  The texture of Bar Dolci's gelato was heavenly.  I can't help but fall into its creamy indulgence.  But, I found their yogurt too mild for my taste.  Good thing it was partnered with mango which had a more gallant tangy taste.


peanut butter and jelly macarons
♥ Peanut Butter and Jelly Macarons (50 php/pc)
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Macarons is now one of my favorite macarons.  Not only is it aesthetically appealing, it is a tasteful masterpiece as well.  It has a light thinly crisp shell followed by a mellow chewiness.  The peanut butter cream together with the jelly is a fun twist.  


salted caramel macarons
Salted Caramel Macarons (50 php/pc)
I suppose the Salted Caramel Macarons were exposed to moisture for some time.  The shell is no longer crisp and it was too chewy.  But nevertheless, it had a light caramel filling with a hint of saltiness that's a great contrast to the sweet meringue.  


Update (Sept 1, 2012)
Went back for some macarons.  I loved the CafeDark Chocolate and Green Tea.  The Pistachio and Chocomint are pretty good too only that it had more sweetness to it.  They have a buy 5 get 1 FREE Salted Caramel promo for the macarons.  The I also tried their Strawberry Jelly and Black Currant Jelly (15 php) which are sugar coated jelly squares.  



Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Bar Dolci offers great food and delicious gelato to make your experience even sweeter.  I hope I get a chance to come back and try their other gelato flavors like the green tea and pistachio and their Frappelato which my friends were raving about.  Although their price is a bit on the expensive side, the food quality is superb.
Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Bar Dolci Menu
Ambiance Gelato:
small cup - 120 php
medium cup - 160 php
large cup - 200 php
Frappelato - 230 php
Gelato Burger - 120 php
Dolcitas (macaron gelato) - 60 php
Cocktail Popsicles - 120 php
Sugar-free Popsicles - 120 php
Cafe:
Irish Coffee - 200 php
Dolci Irish - 220 php
Cafe Americano - 80/120 php
Hot Chocolate - 100 php
Mochachino - 130 php
Brewed Cafe - 100 php
Cappuccino - 120 php
Cafe Latte - 130 php
Espresso - 80/120 php
Espresso Machiatto - 80/120 php
Dolci Affogato - 190 php
Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta - 100/270 php
Quiche - 180 php
Sandwiches - 260 php
Macarons - 50 php
Jelly - 15 php
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Bar Dolci 
Business Address
F133 Forbeswood Heights cor. Burgos Circle, 
Taguig, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-12am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge

Budget/Person 80-350
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 846-8245
Other  Email: ngo@bardolci.com Website
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