adj. French word describing any small, dainty, or cute object.
n. The just-opened 600-square-foot wine and cheese bar from Santos Uy and Danny Kronfli of Bacaro L.A.
Tucked into what was once a tailor’s shop on Sixth Street’s Gallery Row, the tiny new establishment uncorks the finest esoteric varietals (especially off-the-beaten-path French finds) alongside small plates, charcuterie, and cheeses selected by fromager Alex Brown.
Nab one of the few bar stools at the dark wood bar (arrive early — happy hour-goers get lucky). Munch on Marcona almonds, walnuts, and dried farmers market fruits. Try the Kunik, a smooth, rich blend of goat’s and cow’s milk; the sheep’s milk Bleu de Basque from Spain; and a bite of Prosciutto di San Daniele.
Go for crostini topped with honey ricotta, yuzu marmalade, and toasted almonds and a glass (or bottle) of the Marionnet Loire Gamay or Le St. Andre Provence Rose for a sweet finish — by definition.
Mignon, 128 East Sixth Street, between South Main and Los Angeles Streets, Downtown. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Photo: Katie Malia