Restaurant Review: Roccoco, Sofitel

Homemade pasta, freshly baked pizza and salads to get your tastebuds tingling
Monday , 07 May 2012
Traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist
Traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist
Crimson walls, friendly staff and leather booths add to the ambience
Crimson walls, friendly staff and leather booths add to the ambience

Roccoco
Location
: Sofitel, JBR, Dubai
Web: www.sofitel.com 
Dress code: Smart-casual
Cuisine: Italian
Times: 6.30pm to 11pm, daily
Price Range: $$$

If the feel of homemade pasta and freshly baked pizza and salads gets your tastebuds tingling, check out Roccoco, the smart Italian joint at Sofitel Dubai. The menu caters to a more general palate which is why traditional Italian dishes have been given a modern twist.
Step into the restaurant and you are immediately drawn to the genial and warm mood and lively atmosphere set by the crimson walls, friendly staff and the leather booths. The seared king scallops touched with tangy passion fruit sauce and served on garlic-flavoured spinach leaves is a good way to begin your meal. The tomato ravioli bathed in pesto purée sauce and garnished with mozzarella is as flavorsome as it is appetising, while the tender guinea fowl served with mashed potatoes makes you crave a second helping. The desserts are standard with the tiramisu and the creamy cannoli filled with hazelnut mousse taking the top honours.

On the Menu
APPETISERS

Crispy focaccia, Dhs65
Angus beef carpaccio, Dhs95

MAINS
Sous-vide duck, Dhs135
Angus fillet, Dhs180  

DESSERTS
Dark chocolate fondant, Dhs55 
Tiramisu, Dhs45