MiMi Mei Fair : Today, it’s an essential requirement for any successful restaurant to feature beautiful interiors and also pretty food items. The boxes are checked in the case of MiMi Mei Fair, a elegant jewel-box restaurant that is hidden just behind Green Park station in Mayfair. It’s likely that you’ve been able to see her beautiful design on Instagram already. All dark wooden panels, floral wallpapers and hand-painted screens, calling to mind the saloons , and parlours of Old World China from a past time.
Chef Peter Ho, an alumni of Michelin star Lei Garden Singapore, My Humble House Beijing and Hakkasan London The restaurant’s idea is that it’s the elegant townhouse of a hostess of society known as “Empress MiMi her cooking is a cut above the rest. Inspiring itself from across China and even across years, the menu includes anything from dim sums to crisp Mandarin beef.
The meal started with the stunning Xiao Long Jewels collection from dim sum which is a box of five mouthfuls with rainbow hues, stuffed with salty and moreish chilli crab chicken, prawns purple yam, and pork. Another must-have is The Crispy Golden Langoustines that are delicately served with a splash of perigord tsarina – but be sure to not overdo them with soy sauce , or any other condiments as you’ll waste the richness of the langoustine as well as the truffle’s umami.
In terms of the main dish food, we recommend ordering the entire Peking Duck (it requires at minimum an hour’s advance notice). It is cooked in an apple wood grill The chef will then carve it to your liking a la table to add drama The crispy skin delivering a sweet, sticky taste in contrast to the delicate roast meat. The dish is served with pancakes, slivers of cucumber, and a delicious duck sauce the choice is yours which way you’d like to enjoy yours.
Pudding is also a extravagant affair: think gold trimmings, rich chocolate , and plenty of cream. We chose to serve with our guests the Flourless Chocolate Bar, a dense, rich and creamy cake that resembles mousse as well as The Bittersweet Almond Tart, which is a popular restaurant dish.
The food is stunning which is not easy given that the majority of the food is steam or fried with dramatic embellishments thrown in to add some drama. For instance, the drinks that are served, with The Fest & Fume being particularly dramatic, with the waiter whipping off an orange cloth, allowing the smoke of the tipple that’s lit by fire to go away. In the initial few sip it’s easy to get consumed by the smoke But that’s all part of the enjoyment.
With a variety of bijou dining spaces to select from, and an extensive menu that covers everything from tempura-inspired bites to exquisite shareable meals There’s no wonder to find that MiMi Mei Fair has already been a favorite destination for the discerning diner.