Dailo Restaurant in the former “Grace” space on College Street. They call this new Asian cuisine and we were very impressed. The staff is very knowledgable and helpful. Our server Geoffrey made great suggestions.
I would say the cuisine leans towards Chinese with a French twist. The flavours are big and the food was delicious. I would suggest to go with more than two people so you can enjoy a lot of dishes. For $55 you can do the chefs tasting menu which is a good bet. We tried dumplings with toasted sesame oil, XO sauce and almond crumble, deep fried watermelon with bean sprouts, basil leaves, melon rind and pork floss, the Big Mac Bao, and Ponzu Beef Carpacio with truffle dwarf peach, pickled chili, fried garlic and cilantro.
For the main course we had Truffled fried rice with egg, carrots edamame puffed rice and XO sauce, which was fantastic. We also had Satay Grilled Quail with dates, sticky rice, fried egg yolk in a red curry sauce. The crispy whole Trout with green curry aioli and soy glaze was also good.The food is innovative, creative and really schmecks.
It is not for people who don’t eat pork or shrimp or are Kosher style as there won’t be a lot of choices for you. A lot of sauces have shrimp paste or oyster sauce etc. For dessert we tried 2 Filipino dishes, one a custard Tres Leche custard in a blueberry sauce and one crispy wonton with meringue and lemon curd.
The sous chef is from the Philippines. I can’t wait to go back and try some of the other dishes. If anyone is interested in doing a chef tasting with us, please let me know. This is a casual place with upscale Asian fusion food.