Why this new JLT eatery and butchery is a must for meat lovers
This meaty marvel comes from the team behind Sausage Fabrique…
Snag fans will be no strangers to the gourmet offerings from Sausage Fabrique, who’ve been slinging their handcrafted sausages at pop-ups and markets across Dubai since 2018. They’ve now found a permanent home in JLT, launching a chic butchery-deli with onsite dining called the Fabrique.
The Fabrique is tucked away on the lakeside level of HDS Tower, in Cluster F, with rattan chairs outdoors and a handful of tables inside. When you walk through the door, you’re greeted by a deli counter filled with the Fabrique’s homemade charcuterie, fresh sausages, imported cheeses and housemade pickles.
While sausages may have a reputation for mystery meat, here it’s all about transparency. The artisanal butchery is fronted by a glass window, so you can see everything being made from scratch.
If you fancy playing butcher yourself, next month the Fabrique will be launching a new hands-on masterclass for Valentine’s Day, inviting couples to come in and make their own sausages and burgers.
But right now, we’re here for the sausages… We scan the menu, which reads like a United Nations of hot dogs, from German bratwurst with sauerkraut, mustard and caramelised onions, to South African boerewors, Texas chilli dogs, and the spicy Italian crammed with peppers, parmesan and pesto mayonnaise.
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The standout on our visit is the Korean hot dog, which comes loaded with soy-braised bulgogi beef, mayonnaise and toasted sesame seeds. It’s a juicy, messy, joyous mouthful of salty-sweet flavours. Forget about trying to tackle it with the bamboo knife and fork provided – just cram that bad boy straight into your mouth.
Any of the hot dogs would constitute a full meal in itself, but if you do want a little something on the side, may we suggest the spicy buttermilk chicken tenders, or the truffle and parmesan fries?
While it’s early days for the Fabrique’s new locations, they already have plenty of plans afoot, adding deli sandwiches to the mix this month, and introducing a “monster dog for meat lovers” at the end of January.
The Fabrique Butchery & Deli, Cluster F, HDS Tower, JLT, Sat to Wed 11am to 11pm, Thu and Fri 11am to 12am. Tel: (0)58 584 4057. Visit: @sausagefabrique