Sunday, May 09, 2010

An Unexpected Remembrance


My sister, Andrea, and I had brunch today in Santa Monica at Chez Mimi, an excellent French country restaurant.

The owner/chef, Micheline (Mimi) Herbert, was a long-time friend of our late Mother so Andrea thought it would be an appropriate place for us to have brunch.

Neither of us had seen Mimi in years so it was delightful visiting with her in her little office off the kitchen. It doesn't seem like Mimi has changed one bit.

Mimi's cooking is just outstanding, especially the desserts. And I'm really glad Andrea suggested going there because we learned that Mimi has sold the restaurant and the new owners are taking over in June. Mimi plans on opening a new restaurant somewhere on the Westside.

Instead of delivering a check to our table, the waitress brought us a note from Mimi that read, "In Loving Memory of your Mother, you are my guests today."

What a delightful and touching surprise!
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