Tuesday, August 09, 2016
D.O.P. Mozzarella Bar & Restaurant, Robertson Quay
Seems like quite a bit has changed down at Robertson Quay. We haven't seen D.O.P Mozzarella Bar & Restaurant (#01-04A The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, tel : +65 6908 0830) the last time we were here. Couldn't find out much about them either but it seems that the owner is a Luca Iannone from the Campania region in Italy and the restaurant seems to be featuring food from that region. By the way D.O.P. refers to Denominazione di Origine Protetta - also known as Protected Designation of Origin, the legal protection given to food whose characteristics or origins come from specific regions. Like how prosciutto di Parma can only come from the city of Parma.
DOPMBAR (my abbreviation for this restaurant) has a make your self antipasto board where we could pick a cheese (just Mozzarella types), a choice of vegetable and cold cut. We got ourselves a buratina, some grilled vegetables and bresaola. We also had pasta, scialatielli (some short noodle) served in a halved Caciocavallo cheese bowl with a truffle cream sauce and black pepper. Tasted as rich and aromatic as it looked.
Dessert was Mama Teresa lemon cake, presumably a recipe from the mother of the chef. Where else could the know how have come from? No where else I tell you! Like all food produce under the D.O.P., it only comes from mothers and grandmothers. Lol. Tasted like most of the other crumbly lemon cake we've had. That being said, it wasn't too bad thought. The lump on the side was mascarpone and chocolate.