Citywalk has recently expanded to create a Phase 2. Although it’s been around for quite some time, I hadn’t had the opportunity to visit the place up until now.
Sapori Di BiCE stands amongst the throng of restaurants situated at Citywalk. There are quite a few cuisines available and the area resembles The Walk at JBR or the more recent development – Boxpark.
Italian has always been my second favourite cuisine, Indian food being the first. I love the way they use their tomatoes and truffle, drizzle olive oil on bread and coffee with mascarpone cheese mhmmm, i.e., Tiramisu, don’t get me started on that.
So in we walked and were happy to be received with a warm welcome. The slices of bread came almost immediately with an olive paste and a dip of goat cheese. While we tucked into them, the Chef personally explained us about the courses that were about to follow.
The platter was brought in first consisting of arancini and mini burgers. The mini burgers were loaded with cheese, thick chicken patties and a sauce made with crumbled pistachios. The burrata minus bresaola came next with fried shrimps. (The Chef fulfilled my request of swapping the calamari for shrimps)
The star was definitely the plate filled with shrimps. How can anything fried not taste good? 😀
Then came the popular Parmigiana (known to be one of the best dishes served there), Organic Lentil Salad, Ravioli stuffed with veal in a mushroom sauce and Potato Gnocchi in tomato sauce.
While I loved the cheesy and smooth texture of the Parmigiana, my guest preferred the simplicity of the lentil salad with a lemon and coriander dressing.
While this may seem too much, there were still the mains that were yet to come. The Chef brought out a char grilled chicken and beef tenderloin. (prepared well done) Served with rosemary roasted potatoes. The meat was a melt-in-your-mouth experience. No more words.
After a short wait, the Pastry Chef served us a selection of their sorbets and gelatos. We also tried the Lemon Tart, Apple Crumble, Chocolate Fondant and how could we leave without the Tiramisu?
The last course was the same as the previous ones, authentic and delicious! The Apple Crumble, though ordinary looking, surprised me with its warm centre. Paired with ice cream, this sweet is a must have.
After a more than sumptuous and tasty dinner and the friendly service, we came to the end of our meal. Sapori Di biCE treats its guests right and that’s how the place has won accolades.
If I come back: The Mini Burgers and Parmigiana are not to be missed. Meat lovers will love their selection of well-prepared dishes. For a sweet ending, I would definitely go for the Tiramisu and Apple Crumble again.