The sweet life.
For this week´s review we decided to see what Dublin´s city centre had to offer our sweet tooth. Walking down Dawson Street (D2) we stumbled upon a slightly hidden place called ‘Dolce Sicily’, offering meals and – just as we hoped – desserts! As the Italian bakery was located at basement level below a design store, we had to walk down some steep steps to get to it. Although we were there during peak hour, we were lucky to find a seat outside. It was definitely not for the claustrophobics among us, but if you don’t mind sitting close to your neighbours you get to enjoy some fresh air while you look at the extensive menu.
There were so many desserts to choose from that in the end we decided on a classic tiramisu and a strawberry cheesecake. The service was very quick and friendly. Our drinks (an S.Pellegrino sparkling water and a chamomile tea) arrived within five minutes of ordering and we got our desserts not long after that. The tiramisu was served in a quaint glass jar and the bright pink cheesecake added some colour to our table. Now when it comes to tiramisu I’m known to be a bit of a snob, but this was hands down the best tiramisu I’d had in a long time. Creamy, rich in flavour but not too overbearing – it was hard not to order seconds! Definitely worth a recommendation. The cheesecake was delicious as well, the crust was very tasty and it had a good solid structure. However if you are used to the original New York cheesecake recipe, this one may be a bit sweet for you.
Overall we had a great experience at Dolce Sicily, the staff were lovely and with so many options on the menu we are already planning our next visit!
(Dolce Sicily 43 Dawson Street, D2, 7.30am – 9.30pm)