Hot! Enjoy an Afternoon with New Italian Highlights at Dolce Vita, Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Dolce Vita

CONTENT: Adriel Yong

Whether you are looking for a luxurious lunch during your staycation at the Mandarin Oriental, or simply looking to indulge in specially curated Italian dishes, Dolce Vita is the place for you and is now the perfect time to visit as they have launched their new Italian creations

The iconic restaurant is located on level 5 of Mandarin Oriental Singapore, giving it a scenic poolside ambience that overlooks the Marina Bay area.

As we entered the restaurant, we were greeted with an elaborate wine chiller featuring over a hundred labels that will please any wine connoisseur. We started our meal with a glass of Chardonnay from Vasse Felix Vineyards located in the Wilyabrup region of Margaret River.

Fegato d'anatra e Piccione

The fruitiness and line of acidity of the Chardonnay was a perfect complement to our first course, Fegato d’anatra e Piccione. The contrast in temperatures and textures between the cold foie gras terrine and warm sous vide pigeon breast was executed masterfully and brought out a unique experience for an antipasto. The foie gras was poached skillfully and retained its rich flavours without it being too heavy on the palate. The pigeon breast was seared just right giving the meat a tenderness that allows the knife to slice through it effortlessly.

Our second dish was the Spaghetti Chittara, a pork-based pasta with homemade luganega ragout prepared with a mixture of red wine, herbs and yellow datterino tomato coulis, and simmered for six hours. The freshness of the handmade pasta was evident in the bite and taste of each strand of the thick and yellow chittara.


For mains, we would recommend the tender and flavourful Ricciola. Chef Giorgio poached it in special marinated olive oil infused with citrus jus and herbs to produce a nice sear that elevates the natural flavours of the soft white fish. The amberjack is also accompanied with a sweet and piquant combination of candied onions and spicy arrabbiata broth. We thought that the dish had a nice combination of sweet and spicy flavours and a range of textures to make it an unforgettable main course.

The launch of new Italian creations also include an Asparagi that is first blanched a marinated with fresh orange that promises a refreshing start to your meal. In place of the amberjack, guests can also opt for the Sogliola, a pan-seared Dover sole fillet stuffed with anchovies, macadamia and spinach that is then topped with creamy mussel sauce.


We ended the meal on a sweet note with Cannoli, a beautiful Italian dessert that was skillfully plated with a shell containing an exquisite blend of ricotta cream cheese and yuzu parfait, earl grey lemon infusion and orange granite. The tanginess of the dessert provided a refreshing end to a luxurious meal of masterful Italian cooking.

We enjoyed the afternoon with Chef Gorgio’s take on some of the finest seasonal ingredients which were transformed with his skillful use of temperatures and textures. Do visit the Dolce Vita to experience it firsthand.

Dolce Vita, Mandarin Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797
Tel: +65 6885 3500

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