BIBELOT SOUTH MELBOURNE
Welcome to our very first installment of MATCHA MAIDEN LOVES. Through our work, the Matcha Maiden team comes across so many incredible businesses and talented food enthusiasts and we wanted to start sharing some of our discoveries with you all. Feel free to send through any suggestions!
First up is one of our beautiful cafes, Bibelot South Melbourne, which has a more extensive #mixnmatcha repertoire than any other member of the family. Their mind blowing Matcha Maiden green tea range has just been released, so we thought they’d make a great place to start (and would provide you all with some inspiration for your own creations). The word “bibelot” means a small object of curiosity, beauty or desire and every item from this luxury european-inspired dessert boutique fits that description perfectly. Bibelot is brought to you from the legends behind Melbourne institution, Chez Dre, and includes an artisanal patisserie, gelateria, coffee bar, chocolate shop, high tea salon & a library of coffee table books for any dessert aficionado.
We spent the most enjoyable morning in their stunningly designed space (with the lovely General Manager, Kirsten) taste-testing and snapping away each Matcha Maiden creation for your enjoyment. A description of each delectable item is provided below with our favourite shots. While our #mixnmatcha has incredible health properties and works amazingly in health-focused clean-eating recipes, it can also bring the smoothest flavour and vibrant colour to the most indulgent of treats. Bibelot showcases the more opulent and artisanal side of our gorgeous green powder and we couldn’t be more impressed! Enjoy!
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First on the list is our superfood staple – a fabulously frothy green tea latte. Slightly sweetened and expertly crafted by the team’s baristas, the finished product is one of the creamiest we’ve tasted!
Matcha powder mixed with milk, slightly sweetened and poured over green tea gelato, served with black & white sesame tuille. An amazing alternative to the regular green tea latte, which will be your new best friend when Summer comes!
Green tea macarons
Filled with matcha buttercream and red adzuki bean paste.
Green Tea Dome
A petit gâteau consisting of green tea mousse, muscovado creme, black sesame bavarois and red adzuki beans.
Chocolate bar – White Chocolate, Green Tea & Raspberry Crunch
A clean, bold and distinctive white couverture chocolate, eidelweiss 36% has notes of vanilla, caramel, honey and cream, married with Matcha Maiden organic Japanese green tea powder, crunchy feuillantine and freeze dried raspberries for an earthy-sweet finish.
Green Tea gelato
Creamy sweet gelato made with Matcha Maiden powder.
Biscuit – Green tea sablé
A French shortbread biscuit that we add matcha powder into the cookie dough, the biscuits are baked and then enrobed in 64% Madagascar dark chocolate and dusted with matcha.
White Chocolate Confit cranberries with Matcha
Plump cranberries enrobed in edelweiss 36% white chocolate and dusted with Matcha Maiden green tea powder.