Posted on Thursday 7 November 2013 by Ulster Business

Patisserie Mimi Macarons

The Northern Ireland bakery scene is set to be revamped this week as the Beannchor Group launches its newest venue, Patisserie Mimi.

Set on High Street, in the heart of the city's vibrant Cathedral Quarter, the high-end artisan bakery is the first of its kind in the city and is hoping to renew Northern Ireland's love of the traditional bakery - but with a modern, continental inspired twist.

The patisserie will serve up a vast array of artisan breads from bloomers and brioche to Bavarian rye bread and soured spelt flour bread with toasted sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

In addition to freshly baked bread, Patisserie Mimi will also serve gateaux, pastries and macarons, which come in an array of flavours including sea salt caramel, rhubarb and strawberry, ivory chocolate and Tonka bean, pistachio and Alpaco Grande Cru.

Bill Wolsey, managing director of Beannchor is confident that his latest project has the recipe for success.

"It is very exciting to be bringing the traditional bakery back into Belfast but giving it a continental twist to offer the city something new and innovative," he said.

"Belfast is an increasingly cosmopolitan city and for this to continue, we need to keep creating venues that cater for the changing tastes of our residents and visitors to the city.

"We have spent a great deal of time and effort carefully developing and honing the baking techniques to ensure that Patisserie Mimi will offer the highest quality baked goods in Belfast and beyond."

Patisserie Mimi is the latest addition to the Beannchor portfolio. Over £700,000 has been invested by the Group in Patisserie Mimi and its neighbour, The National Grande Café Bar, which launched in September. Later this month Beannchor will launch another venture, with the opening of pub and music venue, The Dirty Onion and free-range rotisserie chicken restaurant, Yard Bird within the same complex on Hill Street in the Cathedral Quarter.

The Beannchor Group - Ireland's largest hospitality group, boasts a portfolio of over 50 pubs, hotels and restaurants across Northern Ireland. This latest series of new business launches signal a significant jobs boost, with the creation of over 90 jobs in total.

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