Melbourne’s newest destination of desire opened over the weekend in South Melbourne. Bibelot, opened by the masterminds at Chez Dre, is your new destination for beautiful, luxurious and delicious desserts. The definition of Bibelot (bib-loh) is defined as a small object of rarity, curiosity or desire and here at the luxury European-inspired dessert boutique you will find rare and curious objects of sweet desire.
Located at the Coventry Street- entrance to Chez Dré, Bibelot is an opulent destination for all-things-sweet; an artisanal patisserie, gelateria, coffee bar, chocolate shop, high tea salon and a library of coffee table books for any dessert aficionado. Bibelot houses a retail space of beautifully packaged and crafted gourmet gifts; from chocolate bars to enrobed fruit and nuts, decadent biscuits, locally-sourced honey as well as specialty coffee and teas. It also features the Bibelot library, dedicated solely to ‘hard to find’, professional Chocolate and Patisserie books. From Thursday through to Sunday the Bibelot High Tea Salon will host lavish afternoon teas, with gourmet sweet and savory treats as well as tea, coffee and champagne, by reservation only beginning in early June.
Paying homage to classic French patisserie – Bibelot will focus on combining high quality ingredients and delicate flavours, with artisanship and attention to detail at the core of every product that makes it’s way into the showcase. With a wide range of petits gâteaux, bonbons, macarons and delicate biscuits – there is sure to be a treat to satisfy each and every sweet tooth.
Staying true to Bibelot’s European roots, the space designed by Melbourne’s Breathe Architecture boasts an elaborate interior of custom mosaics with art deco influences. From the beautifully crafted recycled timber floors, to the large scale custom designed mosaic wall feature by Fabian Scaunich from Mosaic Republic, every detail of the fit out is representative of the brand ethos – intricacy, opulence and carefully handcrafted creations.
Each product display case has been custom designed for the space, and hand crafted in Italy, by Isa. Plush emerald green upholstered banquette seating and armchairs create a decadent High Tea Salon.
The decadent destination launched last Thursday with a delicious party hosting some of Melbourne’s famous faces and foodies. The party featured some of Bibelot’s beautiful petit gateaux, an array of delicious cheeses, some of the fantastic flavours from the gelateria and if you wanted, a steady stream of chocolate from two dedicated chocolate taps.
If you’re looking for something new, decadent, fun and delicious, make sure you head down to Bibelot to taste some of the delicious treats on offer.