Mediterranean twist

• Chef Salvatore Lucioli has been bringing smiles to those with a sweet tooth for 57 years. Photo by Jenny D’Anger

DI Mimi owner Salvatore Lucioli brings a Mediterranean twist to his breakfast menu, as the D’Angers discovered recently.

D’Angerous Dave wasn’t sure what to expect from uova caprese (eggs Capri style, $19) but was blown away by the presentation and taste.

Poached in bay leaf and sea salt, the eggs were a rich golden yellow and sat atop slices of buffalo cheese, rocket and a particularly good in-house bread.

A generous serving of EVOO and balsamic cream ensured there was nothing predictably British about the dish: “And the eggs are really, really fresh,” Dave said.

Special

I hovered over a pikelet stack with lashing of a chocolate/nut spread ($16), but French toast won out.

It’s something you don’t often see on a breakfast menu, and you need to err on the side of caution as a bad one is a very sad thing to behold.

At $22 I reckoned it would have to be something special; and it was. It came with lashings of honey and mascarpone mousse, mixed berries and maple syrup.

Dave’s a big boy with a matching appetite, so after polishing off his eggs he ordered a bomboloni crema ($5), an elongated doughnut filled with a custard cream.

“The custard tones down the sweetness, and even though it’s covered in sugar it’s not overly sweet,” he said.

So we took a couple home.

In-house

Everything at the eatery is made in-house by Signor Lucioli, who’s so embedded in the industry, he was born in the family’s restaurant.

Hailing from Capri, he’s been on the Perth food scene for years and previously owned Sweethearts and Lucioli.

The lunch and dinner menu has a great range of pizza (with or without tomato sauce), barramundi al guazzetto ($29), and scaloppine ($25), along with a heap of pasta dishes, priced around the $24 mark.

By JENNY D’ANGER

Di Mimi
10/258 Canning Hwy, Bicton
(near Fresh Provisions)
Wed–Sun, 7.30am–9.30pm

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