Dolce at the Highlands in the Village of Pacific Highlands Ranch just off Highway 56 and Carmel Valley Road boasts a sophisticated ambiance paired with a unique energetic vibe. Diners can enjoy traditional Italian American cuisine in a comfortable setting surrounded by quality design.
Dolce’s Executive chef Rhoelle Gabriel offers made from scratch specialties from ingredients sourced locally or directly from Italy. “We try to keep our dishes interesting and different,” she says. “I just want to create great tasting food!”
Gabriel also sources ingredients from Specialty Produce, her main purveyor. “I’m confident that whatever I order is high quality, with the option to also purchase organic,” she says. “Personally, I also like to keep informed of sustainability practices, and apply them to my restaurant menu.”
Changing menu items often, and guiding diners through the Southern California seasons is important to Gabriel and her team.
Eating is Gabriel’s favorite hobby. “I call it “research” for the restaurant,” she says. “I like to explore different restaurants, flavors, and techniques to better myself.”