The Mingway bar and restaurant closed its doors on 23 November 2023. After several years of rich collaboration, CN D would like to sincerely thank the Mingway team for everything they have contributed to the life of the venue, and wish them every success in their future projects. Occasional restoration solutions will be offered on the evenings of shows pending the installation of a new project at the beginning of 2024.
Mingway? What was it ?
Mingway was born from the association between Ernest and the “Famille Populaire”. Ernest is a broad network of solidarity chefs who have chosen to increase their bills by a few centimes so as to finance local food aid programmes; in 2018 Ernest handed out baskets of organic fruit and vegetables to 60 families in the East of Paris every week for a year; the same programme will be launched in Bordeaux next month. Florent Ciccoli (chef at the Café du Coin, 1st Fooding and Omnivore Prize in 2019 in its category, owner of the Jones restaurant) and Grégory Back (owner of the restaurants Les Pères Populaires, La Vierge, and Le Café du Coin) are the sponsors associated with this new adventure. Grégory and Florent have been solidarity restaurateurs since 2015, and stand up for high-quality popular cooking, which is recognised by the profession, and innovative in its approach to the relationship with restaurant clients.