On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Benjamin Sormonte & Elisa Marshall, opened, Maman, a SoHo bakery & café via South of France Papa Poule, rotisserie chicken française, as an ode to their childhood favorite foods, but really, it shows reverence to their mothers and fathers. Decorated with an eclectic and vintage aesthetic, mismatched custom furniture, a church benche and 1920’s bread machine, with pastry cases full of chocolate chip cookies, croissants, quiches, and croque ‘maman’, it’s no wonder people come in flocks as if it were summer on the French Riviera. Transfixed watching poulet roti rotate, when you leave with your “to go” order, it feels transportive too, like walking out of a French countryside marketplace. Their parents should be proud. This program was brought to you by Bonnie Plants.




“To me a home is something that’s compiled with things that have memories and stories.” [15:00]


–Elisa Marshall on The Food Seen