In their years of working together, Milliken and Feniger seem to have found a success formula. They began their creative collaboration under Jovan Treboyevic's direction at Le Perroquet in Chicago. Later they went their separate ways, although both ended up working in France. When Feniger returned to California, she went back to the kitchen of Ma Maison, where she'd worked before, but devoted her mornings to City Cafe. Soon she became a partner in City Cafe, and Milliken joined her there.