Each year the Southern California Restaurant Writers present awards not only to restaurants but also to individuals in the industry. We had the opportunity to journey to Dolce Eatery, Drinkery and Bakery recently to present the Pastry Chef of the Year medallion to Newton Shin.
The moment we stepped inside Dolce we knew why he won the award. The bakery is the ultimate in temptation, at least it was for us. Cakes, cookies, goodies of all kinds were on display and all seemed to demand "take me".
Dolce is unique in what it has to offer. We had lunch there and our burger called, classic, was just that with sides and done as ordered. The restaurant has a huge breakfast menu and appetizers and hot entrees for later in the day.
The beverage list includes seventeen draft beers as well as wines and espresso.
As for those bakery items we had to try the strawberry cake with cream and again knew why Newton won his award.
Dolce is located at 8821 Central Avenue in Montclair. Closed Mondays. For more information on hours call 909 399-3426, on the web at www.dolcebistroandbakery.com.