I understand now why former food critic, Ruth Reichl, spent multiple visits at a restaurant before writing a review. Admittedly, I’m not nearly as critical as I should be. It’s more difficult than you might think, because in a lot of cases there’s plenty of good stuff to write about a restaurant.
So, this is going to be short and
only kind of sweet post about Mimi’s Cafe, because I feel like the mediocre impression I got yesterday is not the norm.
The menu is promising – enough pages for a nice variety to choose from, but not leaving you too overwhelmed by endless options.
I settled on chicken crepes. Filled with mushrooms, Brie, a cream sauce, and other goodness – paired with a crisp simple side salad and a petite crock of savory French onion soup, it seemed a lovely choice for a budget friendly dinner.
Except the chicken was awful. It was pick-around-the-chicken-and-eat-everything else awful.
The chicken was a little larger than bite-sized chunks, boiled, and casually tossed inside the crepe with the other ingredients. It was a bland afterthought to an otherwise delicious little entrée.
And I’m going to stop here. I feel Mimi’s needs a second try. It has to be better than that boiled chicken, it has to. I’ve heard so many people say such great things!
Until next time, Mimi’s.