Here’s a semi-interesting fact: canapé comes from the French word for sofa, which alludes to how the garnish sits atop of the little bites. Linguistics lesson aside, we’re here for something much more interesting – Melt Bites’ new, ultimate offering of that simple little thing called, well, a canapé.
Suitable as part of breakfast, brunch, catering or even just a Thursday-night binge in bed, Melt Bite’s canapés are quite something, with up to 15 different varieties available – and counting. While some combine classic pairings, as is the case with Dill Mille Feuilles filled with Smoked Salmon Mousse or Blue Cheese with Fig Chutney, others demonstrate Melt Bite’s creativity in style – think Beef Pastrami with Dried Mango and Salmon with Orange Marmalade, not to mention the Smoked Shrimp with Pickled Grapes. These are no mere Frankenstein concoctions, designed to incite oohs and aahs, however; the variety and attention to detail in the canapés reflects Melt Bite’s excellence in execution when it comes to its diverse and downright tummy-rumbling menu; a menu that brings high-end cuisine in comfy, would-it-be-weird-if-I-took-my-shoes-off comfort.
The new addition marks another step towards what is an ambitious overall approach to food by Melt Bites. Having opened at Westown Hub last year, it has cemented itself as one of the most unique restaurants on that side of town; though calling it a restaurant might be well be a disservice, because it’s much, much more – bakery, hangout, caterer and even cooking school.
Though in esteemed company at Westown Hub, Melt Bites has been standing tall amongst its neighbours, having brought with it a very respectable reputation for catering some huge events – one of which was the recent Yanni concert – as well as kooky features like allowing you to create your own chocolate bar. The canapés? Well, they’re another notch on a quickly growing and increasingly impressive belt.
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Address: Westown Hub, Sodic West (Beverly Hills), Sheikh Zayed
By Kalam El Qahaira