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Posted November 07, 2012 in Community Featured, West Des Moines

The Mimi’s Trio is a great appetizer to share with a friend.

If you’re too broke to afford a trip to France, you can at least taste a bit of the delicious fare at Mimi’s Café. As their slogan says, “Come enjoy a taste of France,” and they aren’t messing around. With separate menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner filled with an array of choices, there is something for every craving.

My mother and I decided to grab lunch at Mimi’s one Friday afternoon. We stepped in from a rather chilly day to a warm, inviting atmosphere. The hostess sat us at a comfy booth and our drink orders were taken

While we perused the large menu, I was drawn to the many interesting sandwich options as well as the variety of soups available. Our waiter was very helpful with questions we had; tomato bisque is his favorite soup, but the French onion is also delightful. With so many options, we had to get an opinion. In the end, we decided to each get a cup of soup, French onion for me and tomato bisque for my mother and share the Mimi’s Trio. The trio is made up of crispy chicken tenders, zucchini parmesan and spinach and artichoke dip served with chips.

Our soup and appetizer were served in record time and looked great. We both started with our soups and agreed that they were wonderful. My French onion soup had a large piece of French bread covered in cheese on top and large pieces of soft onion.

The appetizer was a nice variety of tastes. The zucchini tasted fresh and cheesy and the artichoke dip was creamy, thick and hearty. The chicken tenders were crispy and great dunked in the large pot of ranch dip.

Finishing up, we asked what they had for dessert. It was Friday after all, and we deserved a treat. So, the waiter ticked off lots of delicious options, but none sounded as wonderful as the chocolate lava cake. We ordered one to share, and when it arrived we couldn’t have been more excited. It was warm, gooey and chocolaty.

We left full and happy. We’ll be back for sure. Except this time maybe I’ll start with dessert.

Mimi’s Café
490 S. 68th St.
Mon. – Sun.: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fridays: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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