With one of the widest selections of Barista Coffees in Dundee, from Cortados, to Frappes, to Layered Espresso Freddos, Nikos Matsikas, General Manager of the stunning 7000 sq ft Brasserie Ecosse at Shore Terrace, is certainly making the most of his blossoming relationship with Blendly Coffee!
Voted one of Dundee top five restaurants, and a leading player in hospitality along Shore Terrace, with the V&A just over the road, Brasserie Ecosse has worked with Blendly since it opened two years ago. The building in which Brasserie Ecosse is housed is rich in history, with one notable fact being it was the location for the founding of Dundee Utd in 1909, when the team was first known as Dundee Hibernian.
Now it’s a sleek and stylish brasserie with an urban vibe, boasting a champagne tasting area, eclectic contemporary furniture, eye catching metal curtains, and a feature wall of moss and succulents.
Of Greek Heritage but originally from Chicago, Nikos has worked in New York, and at some of Scotland’s top hotels such as Gleneagles and Malmaison. He brings a wealth of experience, together with global food & drink influences to his role at Brasserie Ecosse. He is responsible for two fantastic coffee blends which he has developed with Blendly, a Brasserie Ecosse Artisan Blend and the Iwoca Crema blend. Customers can purchase these delicious coffees by scanning a QR code in the restaurant.
We’re proud of our range of unique artisan coffees, created with Blendly’s easy to use online tools which enable you to choose the beans, and the level of roast for each coffee blend
“We’re proud of our range of unique artisan coffees, created with Blendly’s easy to use online tools which enable you to choose the beans, and the level of roast for each coffee blend,” said Nikos. “It was a very positive experience to create them, with masses of support from Blendly whom we would recommend to anyone.”
“We also enjoy cost savings, and other benefits by being a Blendly customer,” he added. “They certainly understand the hospitality sector, and what we need in a coffee supplier.”
Nikos went on to say that he believed having your own coffee blends certainly made any business stand out from the crowd, especially with customers being able to quickly and easily buy the blends to enjoy at home, by scanning the QR codes.
We have had very positive feedback on the coffee from our patrons
“We have had very positive feedback on the coffee from our patrons,” he said. “We certainly used our imagination to create delicious hot and cold coffee drinks. I created my very own logo which is etched onto the cappuccinos in chocolate – it’s a mix of a traditional Greek symbol, with a traditional Scottish one – it’s very much become out trademark branding,” said Nikos.
“We have it on our water bottles too.”
“We’re all about an elevated experience here at Brasserie Ecosse, which is on a par with any five star hotel.”
“Blendly is a five star partner,” finished Nikos, “and whatever plans we now make for 2021 as we start to come out of the covid19 crisis, Blendly will be at the very heart of them. Our brasserie is a truly amazing space, in which we hope to hold events, tastings, and special promotions again as soon as we can.”