Monday, October 27, 2014

Mimi's Cafe's New Frites Menu | @Mimis_cafe #MimisCafeFritesGrill #French



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.


We were in for a real treat that night. Joining us was Executive Chef Katie Sutton, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute.

“Authentic frites can be found in some independent restaurants in America, but most casual dining concepts still serve bagged, frozen French fries. Unique to Mimi’s, our new frites are made with Russet potatoes grown on a collective of four family farms in Southeastern Idaho that has been growing potatoes since the 1900s.” - Chef Katie Sutton

With the new recipe, the potatoes are thick hand-cut (larger than a half inch), double cooked (first blanched and cooled, then fried to order) which produces frites that are crispy and golden on the outside, and light and fluffy on the inside. Finally, the frites are seasoned with sea salt and fresh herbs.  

 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. 
They were all delicious, and it is really hard to pick a favorite. If you like fries, you will love French frites! Katie's herb-infused sauces are so good. Wine is also available on the menu for $5 a glass all day, every day! 



Let's not forget about what we had for dessert: Crème Brûlée Cheesecake with 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.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks so good! The cheesecake looks so sinful!

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  2. It all looks so delicious I haven't been to Mimi's Cafe in a long time. I like these new options.

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  3. Amazing, this will make your mouth water. I'd go for the Steak & Frites and that cheesecake looks so good

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