Not many bakeries can boast of producing gluten free desserts and home made cheese. But Dolce Tonino, situated at the Tonino café does. And it does that with Italian elan.
Carrot cake: The mellowness of this spongy cake is unparalleled! The sweet flavour of the grated carrots along with the subtlety of grated coconut transforms you into heaven! Add to this the light icing – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Coffee caramel cake: Never knew that the combination of bitter coffee and smoky caramel could blend in so seamlessly! And let us not forget the sponginess of the gluten free beauty! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Cheese platter: You know you are in for a roll when a variety of in house made cheese is being served to you. The pungent cheddar, the milky provolone, the smoked gouda cheese and cheddar fermented to a higher degree.
Grilled vegetables and cheese Panini: The Panini breads are freshly baked, crunchy and airy and I bet that you would not find such lovely texture in the ones from the usual delivery outlets. And the filling of grilled juicy vegetables – aubergine, bell peppers, mushrooms and zuchhini in a rich layer of fine textured cheese is scintillating. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Grilled mushroom and cheese baguette sandwich: The sole presence of mushroom with cheese is not very impressive. The baguette breads are slighty chewy.
Grilled vegetable croissant sandwich: Vegetables and cheese are in a good shape but the croissant could have been more flaky and light instead of clightly chewy. RECOMMENDED.
Lemon Meringue Tart: Whenever and wherever I have this dessert in Delhi, I am utterly disappointed. But Dolce Tonino surprised me with this light sweet ensemble. The meringue is subtle, airy and lemony on a brittle tart bed which is easier to dig into. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Finally, I got an opportunity to taste the jaw drawing delicacies from Twigly which has captured the palates of many NCR dwellers. And after a long time, I was pleasantly surprised to give a 5/5 rating to every dish that I tasted from a delivery joint.
Beirut Chicken Sandwich: Firm loaves of multi grain breads enclosing shredded chicken, chopped onions, tomatoes and beetroot drenched in a creamy white sauce with the prominent flavour of black pepper. The chicken pieces are lusciously mellow and the freshness of the ensemble can give you a major food coma. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Twigly Signature grilled Cajun Chicken: I expected the grilled chicken pieces to be tangy and spicy but nonetheless, their juiciness took my heart away. Moreover, the Cajun herbs had penetrated to the insides of the chicken pieces. These succulent babies, served with a creamy caper based sauce having a runny texture and freshly baked pita bread is a wholesome meal in itself. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Veg chlorophyll pesto fista: It is tricky to prepare pesto sauce because the characteristic bitterness of the pesto sauce can mar the dish. But the sauce in this dish was perfectly balanced with the pasta cooked al-dante and fresh crunchy vegetables serving as the icing on the cake. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Delivery: On time
Grilled chicken in pesto sandwich: The chicken mince was fine but the characteristic flavour of pesto sauce was missing here.
Chicken sausage and mushroom bowl: The sausages, the mushrooms and the vegetables were fresh and juicy but the same can not be said about the brown rice which was dry.
Garden fresh veggie pizza: The vegetables are freshly sourced and taste crunchy but the base had a burnt flavour and texture and was way too crisp. If the amount of sauce is increased, then the extra crispiness of the base can be avoided.
Barbeque chicken pizza: Again, the topping was first class but only if the pizza base could have been better.
The excessive use of chilli flakes can be avoided because it mars the overall flavour of the item.
We appreciate the efforts of restaurant in exploring the cooking techniques for healthy dishes but at the same time quality and taste are a bit difficult to maintain. All the best to them and hope that they will succeed.
Overall rating: 3/5