No matter how old you are, you will NEVER outgrow ice cream. However, you do develop a more “refined” palette, so instead of ice cream, you may find yourself leaning towards gelato, an Italian frozen dessert of which I personally refer to as “sossy” ice cream. So, when in Manila and craving for gelato, head on over to Bar Dolci in Forbeswood Heights, Taguig City.
Bar Dolci opened it’s doors last December 2010, and has been serving scoop upon scoop of gelato to eager customers ever since. It’s not hard to see why though, I mean, look at the variety of flavors you can choose from! They have Mint Chocolate, Thai Tea, Chocnut, White Chocolate Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Salted Caramel, Bacon and Cheese, and much, much more! But, dang it, there was one flavor that literally made my jaw drop, it was soooooooooooooo good! What is it, you ask? Ladies and gentlemen, presenting….
CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT also known as FERRERO!!!
I mean… There are no words.. Can you not… This is just… Okay, whatever, I risk being “kapal ng mukha” but, “Dear Owners of Bar Dolci, when in a good mood, and feeling generous, feel free to send me a pint or two of this!!! Because seriously, this was the best thing EVER!!! Love, Raisa”.
It tasted EXACTLY like Ferrero Rocher, it captured the crunchy texture of the outer layer of Ferroro Rocher and the smooth hazelnut filling. Seriously people, don’t take my word for it, go and try it out for yourselves! I guarantee you will not regret it! In fact, if anything, we ought to be proud of Bar Dolci, because it is 100% Filipino! You got that right, it is NOT a foreign franchise. All the gelato is made fresh daily, and although there are 8 staple flavors, Bar Dolci is constantly trying to come up with new ones.
Okay, anyways, if you’re not up for gelato but still want a yummy cold treat, why not give their Cocktail Pops (P130 each) or Dolcitas (P60 each) a try? Cocktail pops come in various flavors, depending on what the kitchen staff feels like “mixing” for the day, while Dolcitas are gelato-filled macaroons dipped in chocolate and topped with toffee bits.
Speaking of macaroons, I couldn’t take a proper picture of them, because the display was pretty much empty which goes to show as to how in demand they are! In fact, people often order in advance to reserve a box or two or these homemade goodies. The macaroons come in a variety of flavors as well, though the Pistachio and Dark Chocolate are my personal favorites.
As I was eating, I couldn’t help but notice the interiors of the establishment of which exuded a young and hip vibe. A cool hue of orange and gray were dominant althroughout, however, that wasn’t the only thing that was all over the place. If you take a look at their walls, you’d notice a list of names with points beside them, thats because at Bar Dolci, upon visiting them, you write your name on their wall and get a point per purchase. After you’ve accumulated 10 pts, you’re entitled to a free scoop of gelato!
So, when in Manila and in need of satisfying your sweet tooth, why not head on over to Bar Dolci and give their homemade gelato a try! It’s sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you wanting more!
F133 Forbeswood Heights
Forbestown Road, Corner Burgos Circle,
Bonifacio Global City
telephone: (632) 846-8245
Mon-Thurs 10:00 am- 11:00 pm
Fri-Sat 9:00 am-12:00 am
Sun 10:00 am- 11:00 pm
Bar Dolci: Homemade Gelato at its Finest