I really like Dolcetto by Basilico!
Housed in a quiet corner of The Regent Hotel, Dolcetto is the sorellina of popular Italian restaurant Basilico, in town yet far farrrrrrr (especially if you walk from Orchard MRT) away from the hustle and bustle. Though it’s operating as a takeaway gourmet deli, there’s comfy tables and chairs strategically placed outside for customers who wish to dine-
I’ve been lusting after the squid ink panini for ages, and the real thing didn’t disappoint! Sure, the fillings of king crab and prawns were downright miserly, but the splendidly black sandwich was extremely fresh and tasty. Another savoury hit was the spinach gorgonzola torta rustica, hearty and robust. I was really happy that we chose this even though quiches and cheesy tarts are never high on our foodie wish list!
Don’t leave Dolcetto without desserts, please. That will be too cruel. There’s plenty of pretty pastries and cakes on display; take your pick! Petite hazelnut aragostina was impossibly flaky and crispy, with lusciously smooth ferrero rocher-ish cream within. There’s also a version piped with pistachio cream, I want that next!!
And saving the best for the last, there’s an unpretentiously moist and lovely fig cake that’s absolutely a must-try! The other day, while I was editing the photo of the fig cake, my sis walked past and suddenly exclaimed, “I want to eat that again!”~ I guess that nicely sums up how we feel about this simple but no less delicious buttery treat!
Squid Ink Panini with King Crab and Prawns ($13)
Spinach and Gorgonzola Torta Rustica ($10)
Fig Cake ($8)
Hazelnut Aragostina ($2.25)
Dolcetto by Basilico
1 Cuscaden Road
Lobby Level The Regent Singapore