10.02.2011 06.Adar l, 5771
City Bites: Romance on corner of Ben-Yehuda, Provence
Bistro Mimi brings the decadent delights of the French kitchen to the heart of Jerusalem.
Bistro Mimi is a study in contrasts. Located just outside the Mahane Yehuda Market, on Jerusalem's Eshkol Street, the small restaurant is a romantic haven and a shrine to the mystical power of good food to transform lives. Despite the close proximity of the market, Mimi takes from the “shuk” only its excellent products, sifting out the coarse bustle. The understatedly elegant decor and exceedingly leisurely atmosphere are reminiscent, we would like to imagine,of any number of confectionaries dotting the hamlets of Old Provence. Sitting at one of Mimi’s tables, a Mendelssohn violin concerto quietly building up in the background and a chestnut-crème-filled crepe lying comfortably on your plate, you can’t go wrong….