HOW ABOUT BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S?

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HOW ABOUT BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S?

Sunday, 07 April 2024 | RUPALI DEAN

HOW ABOUT BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S?

Renowned for its lavishness and extravagance, Dubai unveils yet another culinary treasure in its illustrious array. Presenting a dining oasis exuding sheer opulence, the distinguished Dubai Mall now hosts a luminous addition - the prestigious Blue Box Cafe by iconic jewellery brand Tiffany & Co

Although Truman Capote's 1958 novella and the famous 1961 movie featuring Audrey Hepburn implied a fancy event called 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' this didn't become a real thing until Blue Box Café first opened its doors in 2017 . For those who do not know, the title refers to Holly Golightly, a lively Texan woman in the story, enjoying pastries while looking through the windows of the famous Tiffany & Co. store on Fifth Avenue, making this scene well-known.

Bid adieu to your routine coffee pit stops and embrace a decadent experience sipping from the renowned 1837 Blue cups at the Blue Box Cafe, overseen by the talented French chef Marion Lefebvre. Outside, the café maintains the House's enchanting tradition of creating captivating window displays, a legacy immortalized in the cinematic masterpiece 'Breakfast at Tiffany's." The café's interior reflects the ambiance of Landmark while drawing inspiration from Tiffany & Co.'s renowned Fifth Avenue store. It's like stepping into a magical place filled with blue and white colours that that mirrors the elegance, promising a chic and refined rendezvous that is simply unparalleled. An exclusive chandelier crafted from the signature blue-coloured boxes is a visual delight.

The menu presents three distinct culinary experiences inspired by French influences on traditional New York fare: 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' 'Afternoon Tea at Tiffany's,' and A La Carte all-day dining. Imagine enjoying a royal breakfast and pretending to be Audrey Hepburn. I get to have Breakfast at Tiffany' s and taste Holly's favourite dishes counting enjoying a delicious scrambled egg dish - the star of the prestigious Blue Box breakfast menu. Effortlessly blending global culinary influences, this establishment meticulously crafts a gastronomic journey that delves into the intricate textures and flavours of daily produce. The breakfast menu goes beyond Ms. Golightly's simple coffee and croissant, celebrating the flavours of both Paris and New York. I enjoy scrumptious pancakes, avocado toast, and a variety of pastries.  With an unwavering passion for baking, the chef prides themselves on creating what could arguably be the finest croissants in the Middle East. Hand-crafted with pure butter, these croissants are not only visually captivating but also transport one to the essence of French culinary tradition. A labour of love spanning three meticulous days, the croissant-making process unfolds in stages of initiation, lamination for layering, and proofing to achieve a golden-brown, caramelized spiral exterior. Each bite reveals hundreds of delicate, buttery layers meticulously formed as the croissants bake to perfection, exuding a symphony of flavours and textures that evoke a sense of indulgence and culinary excellence.

I must admit, indulging in this was quite a lavish treat for myself. I truly loved the luxurious experience and would definitely suggest it to anyone who loves the movie, the song, or the brand. Or maybe you just want to feel like Audrey Hepburn for a bit. If you happen to be in Dubai and seek something truly unique to do, I highly recommend booking a table for breakfast (or afternoon tea!) at The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe.

FACT BOX

Blue Box Café Dubai

Located at Tiffany & Co. flagship store,

Grand Atrium, Dubai Mall

Tel: 04 250 4935

Email: reservations@blueboxcafedubai.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The author is a travel, lifestyle and food writer and photographer

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