Oh me, oh my.
Bright white clouds, glistening chandeliers, melt in your mouth pastries, pink patterned walls…no, this is not Heaven (though it’s pretty close), this is Dough, Datz’s new bakery located just next door to Datz.
A group of us Tampa Bay bloggers had the honor of being invited for a sampling of Dough’s yummy offerings.
They are currently “slightly open”…they have a good amount of goodies for sale already, but will have even more to offer when they officially open Monday, April 8.
Once you walk in you’re instantly greeted by smiling faces, cheerful greetings and cases of goodness.
Chocolates, doughnuts, cupcakes oh my!
Jon accompanied me and the first thing we laid our eyes on were the trays of doughnuts. Yeast, cake, glazed, sprinkled…so many choices. We finally decided on a plain glazed yeast and a cake with frosting and macadamia nuts.
Both were some of the best doughnuts we’ve tasted in the area. The yeast doughnut melted in your mouth and the cake was the perfect texture.
Jon also ordered an espresso and I ordered a latte.
This is most likely the best latte I’ve ever had. Perfect balance of milk and espresso…not too strong, but still had that buzz. And it was HUGE. I was having orderers remorse though when I heard a server exclaim “who ordered the bacon latte?” Bacon?? Latte?? Bacon Latte??? I decided it was a good thing to try the original first though.
Next, the gelato.
Jon grabbed us two samples: Lemon Basil and Peanut Butter Sriracha. Yup, you read that right…Peanut Butter Sriracha.
The Lemon Basil was oh so refreshing and you could really taste the basil…Jon was pretty sure it was Thai basil, which is a bit more pungent.
But this Peanut Butter Sriracha…oh man…
In one bite your mouth is filled with the flavor of perfectly roasted peanuts…then the slow heat of the sriracha comes through. It is absolutely wild and is one of those foods that has Datz written all over it.
Everything at Dough is made in house, including the gelato. Those chocolates up above are William Dean (drool). There were other amazing looking sweets to try, but Jon and I were trying to stay away from a complete sugar high.
For those familiar with Datz, don’t fret. They won’t be getting rid of their dessert section in their main restaurant. It was explained to me that Datz will focus more on comfort type of desserts (think large slices of cake) and Dough will be more “frou frou”, delicate type of desserts.
I always say that there needs to be more dessert type places in the Tampa Bay area and Dough definitely fits the bill. I can’t wait to return again and again!
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