Phil Costner, President of Mimi's Cafe has announced the launch of the restaurant's first batch of improvised menu items. Costner says: “This new breakfast menu has been created by a team with a true passion for food, inspired by the best neighborhood cafes and bistros across France,” He further adds that the improvised menu has been uniquely created by his team keeping in mind the authentic French method of cooking. The dishes radiate a unique blend of classic French flavor and taste that has been prepared with premier quality ingredients to maintain the exclusiveness of the dishes.
Executive Chef Katie Sutton, who is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, led the team of chefs through the project. Costner, who is himself a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, was inspired by Katie’s drive and ambition towards the new culinary innovation project. About Katie he states: “Katie is one of the best in the industry and I really can’t say enough about her energy and expertise. We are lucky to have her.”
The signature breakfast dishes introduced at the Cafe include the following items:
01. Croque Madame Waffle - Originally a classic bistro ham and cheese sandwich, which now has been recreated at Mimi’s with a homemade herb waffle, creamy Mornay sauce, smoked ham, Swiss cheese and fried egg toppings.
02. Bacon Apple Waffles- This traditional French dish has been reinvented with sautéed Granny Smith apples, hickory-smoked bacon and orange zest syrup.
03. Pommes Lyonnaise Benedict - This classic dish has been spiced up with sautéed spinach, sliced tomato and crispy bacon topped with potato galettes and traditional hollandaise sauce.
04. Crepes Florentine - Home made herb crepes in traditional French style are filled with fresh and warm scrambled eggs, tomatoes and spinach with Mornay sauce topping.
Other dishes include the Quiche du Saison, a delightful variety of butter croissants and fresh baked cookies, freshly squeezed orange juice, and strong flavors of espresso coffee drinks.
Arthur Simms, who was greatly inspired by the French culture of food and wine, founded the Mimi's Cafe in 1978. Presently, Mimi's Cafe is owned by Le Duff America, Inc. and has 143 outlets in 24 states across United States.