Mimi Weissenborn

Chef
Mimi Weissenborn

New York

About Mimi Weissenborn

Mimi Weissenborn is the Executive Chef at Vinateria, the beloved Spanish and Italian-inspired Harlem restaurant, where she oversees all new menu items and specials. Mimi began cooking at a young age and graduated from L’Academie de Cuisine in her native Maryland. From there, she trained at Firestone’s Culinary Tavern in Frederick, MD, moving through the kitchen, before landing in the pastry department where she discovered her love for baking. After five years at Firestone's, Mimi moved to New York to pursue a culinary career, where she has worked at restaurants such as Breads Bakery, Superfine (Sous Chef), and Poco (Executive Chef), before joining the team at Vinateria. Mimi was born and raised in Maryland by a Southern German family, whom she gained her love for soulful cooking from. When Mimi isn't cooking, she enjoys hiking, working to inspire others in the queer culinary community, and exploring her neighborhood, Crown Heights in Brooklyn.

At My Venues

Pot Pie’s
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Wine Bar, Modern, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Harlem
"My first pot pie’s of the season as a special this past weekend | Venison, celeriac, cognac, mustard greens | the quickest puff pastry I ever did make about 2 hours before service. —— I knew I lost my mind when I decided I wanted to do these bad boys to order, what’s a Saturday night without a little challenge 🤷🏼‍♀️ —— Also side note, thanks to @staub_usa for the baby cast irons. I had 3 personal ones and the restaurant and I loved them so much we just got 30 more!! Woohoo • • #nyc #newyorkcity #newforkcity #nyceeeats #eats #eeeeeats #eatsagram #tistheseason #potpie #f52grams #shef #chef #chefs #cheflife #food #foodohotography #foodie #bonappetit"
At my venues
New Fall Menu Selection
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Wine Bar, Modern, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Harlem
"||Autumn/winter 2018|| 🍂🍁 So happy to be seeing this new menu that I’m calling ‘basics’ come to life. Stay tuned for more. • • • #newyorkcity #nyc #newforkcity #nyceats #eeeeeats #eat #eatsagram #eater #f52grams #bonappetit #artofplating #shef #chef #chefs #chefslife #food #foodporn #autumn #flannelseason #lesbosfavseason"
At my venues
16oz veal chop
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Wine Bar, Modern, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Harlem
"Chop, chop, chop. How I get through every week. Keeping it simple but delightful with this 16oz veal chop special. Meatless Monday no more. 🥩🥩 • • • #newyorkcity #nyc #newforkcity #fork #forkyeah #chef #chefs #chefslife #chefsofinstagram #ladyboss #meat #meatmonday #f52grams #food #eat #eatsagram #eater #thrillist #eeeeeats -#nyceeeeeats #thisis29 #almost30 #bestyearyet"
At my venues
Fried Soft Shell Crab
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Wine Bar, Modern, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Harlem
"Fried soft shells baybee | Spring onion jalapeño aioli | Slaw with tarragon mustard vin | makes me miss home so much 💘💘 • • • #newyorkcity #nyc #newforkcity #maryland #marylandcrabs #nyceeeeeats #eeeeeats #chefs #chefslife #f52grams #memorialdayweekend #bohsandos #neverstopdreaming #exploremore #thisis29"
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Rabbit Ragu Buns
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Wine Bar, Modern, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Harlem
"Steamed rabbit ragu buns | house pickled cauliflower | pea shoots | • • • #nyc #newyorkcity #newforkcity #nyceeeeeats #eeeeeats #foodporn #foodpornshare #food #chef #chefs #chefslife #chefsofinstagram #shef #ladyboss #f52grams #neverstopexploring #explore #exploremore #thisis29 #rabbit"
At my venues