DESSERT MAESTRO BRIAN CAMPBELL PUTS HIS OWN SPIN ON THE SWEET TREATS OF ASIA.
Brian Campbell of Miann creates beautiful Asianinfluenced desserts
BRIAN AND ROSELLE Campbell opened their first dessert restaurant, Miann, in downtown Auckland just over a year ago. The husband-and-wife duo (above) have recently expanded, adding to their Fort St flagship with a new chocolate boutique just around the corner in Britomart. Brian is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished dessert chefs, having worked in some of the UK and Europe’s top Michelin-starred kitchens. Hailing from the Scottish Isle of Lewis, he moved to Auckland 11 years ago after being approached by Simon Wright of The French Café, who offered him a job on the recommendation of a mutual friend. While working for restaurant group The Hip Group (he helped them set up dessert restaurant Milse), he met Roselle, herself a hospitality professional who now manages Miann. Running their own business allows the pair to spend time with each other, no easy feat in their industry. For this issue, we asked Brian to create some beautiful Asian-influenced desserts. He credits Roselle and her Filipino family as an excellent source of inspiration.