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Mimi’s® Cafe launches new menu items for fall season

mimis muffinsMimi's Pumpkin Spice Muffin. Photo courtesy Mimi's.

Mimi’s, the popular neighborhood cafe offering French-inspired American comfort food, is launching a collection of seasonal dishes with new pumpkin bakery items plus four American-French pastas for the fall.

Pumpkin is the flavor of the season, and Mimi’s has made its traditional Pumpkin Griddlecakes even better with a new recipe featuring hand-made cinnamon-caramel whipped cream, plus two entirely new pumpkin bakery items join the line up for a limited time:
• Pumpkin Spice Muffin – topped with toasted pumpkin seeds, served warm and filled with sweet cream cheese. The muffins are available in cafe or for take-home with 4, 6 and 12 packs.
• Pumpkin Cheesecake Slab Pie – a slab of pumpkin buttermilk cheesecake with caramel and a house-made graham cracker crust, measuring approximately 2 inches wide by 4 inches long.

Mimi’s CMO Stewart Slocum explains the guest appeal: “Mimi’s is known for baking signature Pumpkin Spice Muffins each and every day of fall. Now its bakers are taking the love for pumpkin flavors to dessert and breakfast griddlecakes too, so you can enjoy pumpkin all day long.”

Also making a fall debut are two new American-French pasta dishes:
• NEW Coastal Shrimp Pasta – Features the flavors of the French Riviera with sautéed shrimp, tomato, roasted broccoli, fresh basil and pasta tossed in a lemon garlic sauce.
• EW Simmered Meat Sauce Pasta – A rustic curled-edge pasta imported from Alsace, France and beef slow-simmered with tomatoes, carrots, celery and onions, with a splash of red wine and a dash of grated parmesan.
• Jambalaya Pasta – A returning guest favorite with Andouille sausage, chicken, red and green bell peppers and onions sautéed in spicy tomato sauce pasta.
• Chicken Tillamook Cheddar Mac – Hand-pulled chicken in a rich Tillamook Creamery cheddar sauce with crumbled bacon, penne pasta and parmesan.

“These four pastas bring the best of French technique and ingredients to the American fall flavor palate,” said Slocum. “Tireless hours were spent sourcing the right pasta from France, and we are proud to now import ‘Corolles’ pasta from Alsace, made with the highest quality semolina durum wheat flour, which is coarsely ground using a method dating back to 1922.”

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.

Published October 7, 2016

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