A couple weeks ago we were invited to Dulcet Restaurant & Lounge to try out their new fall menu from the new Executive Chef Tony Bruno. I was excited to try a new restaurant and to get a peak at all the goodness on the new menu. I have to admit, before our dinner at Dulcet I had never made it up to New Port Richey before. It’s about forty-five minutes to an hour north of Tampa and Dulcet is nestled right in the middle of the downtown area.
My friend Chelsea and I made our way to Dulcet after work one evening and started the night with a glass of wine to relax and unwind after long day. We were interested to see what their new fall menu consisted of, so we got to work picking and choosing from the delicious appetizers.
A little music to get the night going, then we’re ready for the first course.
Any time there are Fried Green Tomatoes on a menu I order them. It’s one of my favorites appetizers and they’re always so good. This includes the ones at Dulcet, they were crisped to perfection! These tomatoes were topped with a bacon onion marmalade and a cheese aoili with an herb goat cheese in-between.
Next up for our appetizers, were the Yellow-Fin Tuna Lettuce Wraps made with tuna, pineapple, mango, spicy macro greens, green onions and pineapple hoisin vinaigrette served with wonton chips and lettuce wraps. The fruit made this dish pretty sweet and over powered the tuna. I enjoyed this app but probably wouldn’t order it again next time.
Every entree comes with one of Dulcet’s house salads. The cool thing about these salads is that the lettuce is sourced from the living wall right there in the restaurant. That’s a huge plus in my book, I love seeing restaurant growing some of their own products they use in the dishes ordered.
Chelsea went with the Steak Ava, a pan-seared 6 oz. beef tenderloin with a coffee coca demi-glace and a side of veggies. I think what sold her was the twice baked potato with bacon and camberet cheese. And yes, I stole a bite and it was delicious.
I spotted the Port Baby Back Ribs on the menu and immediately knew that’s what I would be getting. I mean, look at that sweet potato with marshmallow fluff on top, YUM. The ribs were smoked and served with a blood orange red chili barbecue sauce. And I’m not kidding when I tell you I’d have these every day if I could. They were so flavorful. To top it all off, it’s served with Mexican Street Corn. Another favorite and just as flavorful as the ribs.
Complete with a great wine selection and cocktail list and I’d say Dulcet is the perfect spot for date night or a fun girls night out. Be sure to stay up-to-date with everything going on at Dulcet by heading over to their Facebook page. They’ve got a lot of live music going on all throughout the week, which I think is so fun and really adds to any dining experience. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you guys have been there, drop a comment below and tell me all about it!
Disclosure: The meal featured was provided by Dulcet Restaurant and Lounge. All opinions expressed here are my own.