Last Friday, the owners of West Adams' popular wine bar Bacaro opened another tiny space for vino and cheese called Mignon. The focus here is on French and Old World varietals, while the changing selections of cheese stress more obscure choices on a list broken up into sheep, goat, cow, blue, and buffalo categories. There are also tartines with prosciutto with fig marscapone, plates of olives, dried farmer's market fruit, and almonds, plus charcuterie with jamon Serrano before Italian-inspired desserts like honey ricotta crostini. The space is miniature, though a two-sided central bar made from heavy, rough dark wood maximizes what's available. Stuck in Downtown's historic core, the wacky design scheme would make more sense in the Fashion District, as wall sketches show you how to make different tie-knots and plastic hangers are twisted into random chandeliers. A Mignon website is forthcoming, while a Facebook page offers updates and specials. Check out our slide show of wee Mignon.
Mignon, open from 5:00 P.M. to midnight daily at 128 E. Sixth St. Downtown.