Mimi’s Cafe Gives Guests A Chance To Savor French-Inspired Cuisine

New Tour de Paris offers seasonal menus infused with delicious flavors from the iconic city & the return of Mimi’s® Chance for France Giveaway

IRVINE, Calif. Nov. 10, 2011 —Mimi’s Cafe invites guests to “Come Enjoy a Taste of France” with the arrival of its latest seasonal menus—Tour de Paris. As the second stop on Mimi’s culinary journey, the new food and drink choices are inspired by the culinary capital of the world and are available for a limited time at an incredible value.

Mimi’s inspiration for the new seasonal menu series is derived from the place it all began – France—with its legendary bistros, open air markets and pastry shops. “Paris is world renowned for great food and wine, which is why we are so excited to introduce our newest seasonal menu, Tour de Paris,” said Mark Mears, Mimi’s President and Chief Concept Officer. “Our focus is on providing value by transporting our guests from their everyday to a cozy neighborhood bistro where exceptional food and wine are celebrated and memorable Mimi’s moments are shared.”

Following the success of its Tour de Provence seasonal menus, Mimi’s is now exploring the food and flavors of famous Parisian cuisine, offering delicious entrées in attractive value-priced meals. The Tour de Paris Seasonal Breakfast Entrées range from $5.99 to $9.99, the Two-Course Seasonal Lunch Menu is $10.99, and the Three-Course Seasonal Dinner Menu is $13.99.

Mimi’s delectable offerings include: Quatre Fromages Quiche, Chicken Madeira Crepes, Parisian Shrimp Salad, Artichoke and Brie Fondue Dip, “Soul” Florentine and Butternut Squash Ravioli & Garlic Shrimp. And just in time for fall, guests can also enjoy decadent seasonal treats such as Bananas Foster Crepes, Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake and Mimi’s much-loved Pumpkin Spiced Muffin, new Pumpkin Spiced Muffin Sundae and the popular Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes.

The French are known for their love of wine, and Mimi’s offers guests suggested wine pairings with each entrée on the Tour de Paris lunch and dinner menus, including two new French wines. Additionally, seasonal specialty drinks such as the Pumpkin Spiced Martini, Pumpkin Pie Coffee and Spiced Rum Cider are available in select locations to “spice” up any meal.

Guests can try for a chance to experience Paris firsthand by participating in the Mimi’s Chance for France Giveaway from Nov. 3 through Dec. 31. The grand prize is a five-day, four-night trip for two to Paris, including round-trip air transportation and accommodations. Participants will also have a chance to win more than 100 prizes, including $100 Mimi’s gift cards for 10 winners, a free Mimi’s Family Meal To-Go for 20 winners and $25 Mimi’s gift cards for 75 winners. All winners will be announced in January 2012.

Mimi’s Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mimi’s offers private dining rooms for special gatherings, catering and to-go menus, and online ordering. Many restaurants have a full bar featuring specialty cocktails, and all restaurants serve wine and beer. Visit MimisCafe.com for information, or find Mimi’s at Facebook.com/MimisCafe and at Twitter.com/mimis_cafe. Sign up for Mimi’s eClub to receive a free breakfast coupon and exclusive offers throughout the year.