Restaurant: Jimmy’s Taverna
Location: 248 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. (760) 934-2515
Date: January 3, 2018
Cuisine: Vaguely Greek
Rating: Nice decor, middling execution
I’ve been to Jimmy’s once before and found it middling, as it “seems” like a Greek Taverna but doesn’t really satisfy with the hearty classic food like the real versions (I’ve spent 4 summers in Greece). They do have a nice build out and friendly service, however. Plus when I had a reservation screw up (on my part) they were extremely accommodating.
The menu reads ok.
From my cellar: 2007 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers. BH 91-93. A distinctly animale note characterizes the more deeply pitched nose that is very Nuits in character with pungent earth notes suffusing the red and blue pinot fruit aromas that introduce rich, full and seductive medium plus weight flavors as the dry extract confers a velvety quality to the wonderfully complex finish that delivers outstanding length. The rounded tannins are moderately firm and this will require 8 to 10 years in the cellar first before it will really blossom. Highly recommended.
HUMMUS. chickpea, tahini, roasted garlic, lemon.