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.




Chicken Pesto Pasta

Bowtie pasta and chicken tossed with a pesto cream sauce at La Madeleine

La Madeleine Restaurant Copycat Recipe

Serves 2-3

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 chicken breast, cut into slices
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon  butter
1 1/2 teaspoons flour
1 1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons pesto (purchased or homemade)
1/2 pound farfalle pasta, cooked and drained
1/4 cup tomatoes, for garnish
2 basil leaves, chopped, for garnish

Add oil to a saute pan and cook the chicken over medium heat until done. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside. Dump any accumulated liquids from the pan. Add butter, garlic, and flour, mixing until bubbly. Let the flour mixture cook 1 minute. Add milk and stir until combined.

Whisk in the pesto and bring to a boil, cooking until thickened. Add chicken and cooked farfalle to the pan and toss to coat well. Serve topped with tomatoes and chopped fresh basil.

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