Dolce Gets Naked… & Famous

Dolce Gets Naked… & Famous

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(pictured) -THE PLATES;THE PURSE & PEAR-

THE PURSE & PEAR-Audio from staff

I had to come back and get this dish again. Try it! “5 stars in my book!” – Radio Jay

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The N&F is a Classic 68′ Stingray, with the body curves & shape we all know so well… with a BIG BLOCK ENGINE under the hood.

-THE DRINKS; THE NAKED AND FAMOUS-

The “Naked and Famous” looks pretty with a lime curl in an orange pop of liquid. But FAIR WARNING The Naked and Famous martini is an ALL SPIRITS drink. Its pretty but this drink is hearty! Smokey tones are the dominant flavor.

Personally, I love it! The Naked & Famous is straightforward. Even. And with (almost) no sweet until the final minutes of the game. The N&F is at first, a robust herb smokey… then bitter… and finally smoking again.

Its a Classic 68′ Stingray, with the body curves & shape we know so well… with a Mustang 350 BIG BLOCK under the hood. Breaking expectations. Made with Moscow & Yellow Shark “The Naked and Famous” is anything but your typical martini.

Recommended: for those who enjoy single-barrel.

DOLCE ITALIANO, PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL

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“casual fine dining”

Dear Reader,

Below I share my observations in dining at Dolce Italiano. The short version: you will find it hard to not enjoy yourself at Dolce Italiano.

Below are updates about the restaurant, to help give you and idea of what you can expect for the future of Dolce Italiano, and samples of specific dish & drink highlights.

 

-THE STORY; INTERNATIONAL DAIQURI DAY

So today is International Daiquiri day. Upon visiting Dolce Italiano, they pulled up the stops serving 4 textbook-definition specialty daiquiris. The Daiquiri I choose to sample is the Blueberry mint. Made with brown-sugar simple-syrup, all hand-made in-house.

What do you LOOK FOR in a proper daiquiri? Citrus blends involving mint and and sweet Puerto Rico white rum. What do you not want in a daiquiri? You don’t want a frozen mechanical “dak-err-ree” anything. Especially after trying Dolce Italiano’s blueberry!

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-THE DRINKS;THE BLUE BERRY DAIQUIRI

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Instantly, I am transported back to when I was young at the mint farm. The flavor is clear and robust, in the natural & earthen smell that only fresh mint gives off as an odor. Sip again. The taste hits… and then hurts -just enough- to make you want to cool off the back of your tongue, with another sip.

Cool lime is the next flavor. Then lastly, a dance of citrus, with a hint of blueberry. Normally the smell of a drink is not a trump-card, however this one takes me back.

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Dolce Italiano -the place you’ve been wanting to be-

-DOLCE ITALIANO’S ANNOUNCEMENT; THE UPDATES

-DOLCE ITALIANO’S **Ex-Staff** gets honest.

Dolce Italiano is making plans for what is called in the business “vertical integration”. They are laying the foundation to begin growing their own spices and herbs. Control is everything when it comes to bringing the best-flavors to you for Dolce Italiano.

On the bar side, Dolce Italiano staff also hinted of expanding their own smoke flavors in-house. In much the way that whiskey advertisements boast of charring their Maple or Oak hardwood barrels, this process adds depth to flavor. (So, something single malts scotch makers brag about in their own industry, now comes daily in-house at Dolce Italiano.) Coming soon Dolce Italiano will add, Applewood, Cedar & Maple flavor-profiles to their drinks.

-THE PLATES; BEEF CARPACCIO
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American Wagyu beef thinly sliced with fresh shaved Parmesan, crisp capers, sweet red onion, & mirco greens and horseradish sauce

Among the ever a greeting crowd at Dolce, The Beef Carpaccio is delicate. The texture is densely flavored. Yet, tender enough to be trimmed by butter knife. That being said, Beef Carpaccio is not for everyone. Savory and sour. With the horseradish & red onions balanced with the cream inside of the three vastly different flavor profiles. Balanced with Parmesan & crisp capers providing surprise!

Note: BEEF CARPACCIO is often a mark of failure for many restaurants. For the dish itself is delicate, in the way that from the kitchen care, ingredients, supplier etc etc, if one point in the process fails, the most delicate food suffers first.

 

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One of the more talked-about plates at Dolce Italiano. Not just a dinner. It is a dinner and a show for the eyes and mouth.

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DOLCE CHICKEN-Crispy skin chicken stuffed with prosciutto & fresh sage finished with lyonnaise sauce atop orzo alfredo
-THE PLATES; DOLCE CHICKEN
This dish bears the restaurant’s name, and is perfectly prepared. The chicken breast generous portion adds to the tender dish being bathed in a prosciutto & fresh sage. DOLCE CHICKEN finishes atop orzo Alfredo and delicately caramelized and tucked-in with a bed of pasta and savor-rich cream.
– DRINKS-IN-DEPTH; THE APACHE

-THE DRINKS;YOUNG FLANIGAN

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YOUNG FLANIGAN -Not your typical whiskey drink. Actor Tom Cruise movie reference anyone?
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Listen to the audio recording: the creation of Young Flanigan
Young Flanigan is a whiskey drink. But not just a whiskey drink. Created for competition it floats light on the tongue. It may have been created for competition, but a prize-fighter has to come home. The layers of citrus pack a bit surprise. Handmade & the most refreshing drink I have sampled this summer.

 Trying more of Dolce Italiano plates & flavors.
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The tour of Dolce Italiano to be posted shortly.

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 Trying even more of Dolce Italiano dishes and drinks.

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