The new branch has taken up residence in the lobby of ME Dubai Hotel.
With its rich and decadent African Powerhouse achieving cult status amongst dessert enthusiasts in Dubai, BRIX needs no introduction – but here’s a brief one. Home of the city’s most ingenious desserts, the contemporary dessert bar is located in Jumeirah Fishing Harbour and serves culinary creations that toe the line between science and art, its open-plan format allowing diners to observe the young chefs as they plate their masterpieces.
Now, after completing a stint at Time Out Market Dubai, BRIX has opened its second location in the lobby of ME Dubai Hotel in the heart of Business Bay. Serving handcrafted desserts, savoury bites, and artisanal coffee and tea, the outpost is open seven days a week from 8am to 11pm. Created by Head Pastry Chef Carmen Rueda Hernandez, the menu comprises a range of signature desserts such as baked cheesecake on a base of feuilletine, lemon tart with basil cream, choux éclair with vanilla, coffee or chocolate cream, banoffee pie with milk chocolate and banana, tiramisu, and more. Additionally, there’s gluten-free chocolate brownies, banana bread muffins, chunky cookies, bon bons and stuffed doughnuts alongside macarons in various flavours – raspberry and lime, gula melaka and orange, and pistachio included.
For those who prefer their indulgences on the savoury side, BRIX also serves pastries including turkey and cheese croissants, egg and spinach puff pastry, and more. Guests can expect an extensive menu that includes everything from flat whites to V60 coffees, and earl grey to lemongrass and ginger tea. Cold refreshments are available, too, with options like Japanese lemonade and matcha shakes. Commenting on the opening, Chef Hernandez said, “ME Dubai is known to be a stylish and uniquely designed hotel that acts as a bold statement within the Burj Khalifa district of Dubai. With BRIX’s innovative desserts and exquisite servings, we feel confident that the two brands create an excellent partnership concept-wise. We’re delighted to open BRIX as ME Dubai’s open café in the hotel.”
Delving into the menu of the new branch, she added: “Our menu consists of decadent desserts made with quality ingredients which in turn elevates one’s experience and defines how sweet dishes taste. BRIX is known for serving a variety of delectable options, be it sweet or savoury, and we have created some new items especially for ME Dubai that we are excited to serve to guests at the hotel. Some of our highlight items include the ‘Coconut Mango’, which is made of mango and chia seeds as a base topped with more mango cuts, passion fruit and granola, which makes for a great light breakfast or a healthy snack throughout the day. From the beverage options, there is Japanese lemonade, made using Japanese lime. It is quite a refreshing beverage during summer.”