One of the women who brought you the macrobiotic cafe Comptoir 102 is going into the drinks business.
The juicy, healthy kind, mind you.
Wild and the Moon, which launched on Tuesday with two pop-up bars at Flywheel, is the latest idea from Comptoir co-founder and French style maven Emma Sawko, in partnership with her husband, Herve.
The full offering — with not just cold-pressed juices but also raw food dishes and delivery — will open at Al Serkal Avenue in September.
Until then, they will be selling their juices, smoothies, “energy elixirs”, kale chips and energy bars (all homemade) daily via the fitness studios at Burj Views in Downtown, and in Gold and Diamond Park.
Sawko tells me the combinations are created by a chef, Sati Faulk, and a nutritionist and are “totally different” from Comptoir’s (delicious) menu.
Bottles on offer include sweet potato, apple, orange, turmeric, cardamom and black pepper Tiger, for “everlasting stamina” (Dh45 for 500ml), and Liquid Motivation, a hearty breakfast smoothie that kept this reporter full through plenty of editorial meetings (it’s got berries, dates, almonds, vanilla, acai, cacao, chia and sea salt; Dh45 for 500ml).
The juices have no added sugar, dairy, soy, gluten or GMOs.