November 24, 2011 15:34
When she made aliya from France with her husband, Michal (Mimi) Sinai Sinelnikoff turned to baking.
Mimi Sinai Sinelnikoff in kitchen 521.
(photo credit:Barry A. Kaplan)
Paris-born Michal (Mimi) Sinai Sinelnikoff says she grew up between two slices
of mille-feuille (puff pastry). “When I was small, every day my
grandmother took me from school and brought me to a bakery. She would ask me
what I wanted to eat for tea time. I would say, ‘I want mille-feuille. It was my
favorite pastry.’” Now, bustling around her restaurant and kitchen, Bistro Mimi, in a red
checked pinafore/apron over her modest top and skirt and wearing a head
covering, Sinelnikoff is the epitome of a gracious, energetic, warm and