Beyond aperitivo | Mimi e Coco to reopen Wednesday, feature apericena

By Jim Boyce | The casualties of the Fangjia Hutong bricking last year included restaurant / bar Ramo and sibling / speakeasy Mimi e Coco. Ramo has since reopened in all its funky glory in an even better space—the former Peter’s Tex-Mex—in Lido. And equally cool Mimi e Coco is set to follow, one floor up, on Wednesday.

Owner Paca Lee is using this “soft opening” to introduce a new concept: apericena. Where aperitivo is the Italian tradition of after-work snacks and drinks—think Aperol spritz or white wine—as a warm-up for dinner, apericena is its weightier cousin, one that includes a relatively inexpensive buffet to keep customers around much longer.

The first apericena will be held Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The buffet will include marinara pizza, hummus, veggies, focaccia, frittata (akin to quiche), pasta al forno (baked pasta), torta fritta (fried dough), baked mashed potatoes and more. It’s rmb118 per person and includes a drink. If the idea works, look for apericena to be a fixture.

Mimi e Coco is in the former Peter’s Tex-Mex, near the Japanese school, in Lido. 将台西路9-2号 Ramo餐厅二楼. 6436-1299. See below for a map and some photos.

Check out 京B Daily for weather, air quality, news and other updates. Plus sibling blogs Grape Wall of China and World Baijiu Day.

*     *     *

Get regular Beijing updates via my Instagram and Twitter feeds. Also see my sibling sites Grape Wall of China, World Baijiu Day and World Marselan Day. Help cover the hosting and other costs of these sites with a WeChat, AliPay or PayPal donation.

*     *     *

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.