About Mimi’s Cafe
Founded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s Cafe is a neighborhood cafe offering French Inspired American comfort food. In February 2013 Mimi’s Cafe was purchased by Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Groupe Le Duff, a global bakery and restaurant company headquartered in Rennes, France. Since then, the team has launched new dishes reflecting the culinary traditions of fresh ingredients, bistro classics, and American comfort food. There are currently 97 Mimi’s Cafe locations throughout 18 states in the U.S.
La Madeleine Copycat Recipe
1 (3 pound) boneless lamb (shoulder or lamb leg cut in medium cubes)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 large tomatoes, chopped
1 bouquet garni (parsley, thyme and bay leaf)
3 cloves garlic
1 large onion
1 bunch carrots
4 large potatoes
1 pound green peas (fresh, shelled)
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Add lamb cubes to very hot oil stirring once or twice. Let the meat brown for 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, onion, bouquet garni, tomato, salt and pepper to the lamb base. Cook for 5 more minutes. Add water, bring to boil then reduce heat to simmer for 45 minutes. Add carrots and cook for 5 more minutes, add potatoes and cook for 30 minutes. Add roux and peas.