This is a post written by Mary Tran for Mimi's Cafe. All opinions are our own.
On Thursday, October 16th, we attended a menu sampling of Mimi's Cafe's new Frites Grill Menu. Featuring five new classic meat and potato combinations, the menu includes Steak Frites, Roasted Chicken & Frites, Grilled Chicken & Frites, Grilled Atlantic Salmon & Frites, and Meyer Lemon Mussels & Frites.
It took Mimi’s culinary team more than two months in France to perfect the frites recipe. They sampled authentic French frites and talked to local chefs in brasseries, bistros, and Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris, Brittany, and Normandy. The frites are hand-cut, fried-to-order, never frozen, and made with real Russet potatoes.
Sutton also created a selection of herb-infused butters to complement the new entrées:
- Steak & Frites: 28-day aged New York strip steak comes with house-made thyme-garlic butter,
- Grilled Atlantic Salmon & Frites: Grilled Atlantic Salmon comes with lemon-garlic butter and garlic spinach,
- Roasted Chicken & Frites: Roasted Half Chicken comes with rosemary herbes de Provence butter, and
- Meyer Lemon Mussels & Frites: Meyer Lemon Mussels comes in a white wine-lemon broth with fresh herbs and garlic crostini.
Let's not forget about what we had for dessert: Crème Brûlée Cheesecake with a Strawberry Purée.
We savored every bite! Mimi's Cafe is now serving the new Frites Menu! For more information or to find a location nearest you, please visit their website at www.mimiscafe.com.
Disclosure: We were invited to a private tasting. All opinions are our own. All images are by Mary K Tran. A review by Mary Tran. Mary is a busy mom of two boys who blogs at LetsPlayOC.com where she shares her adventures of her family around Orange County, California. She loves traveling, theater, and photography.