Monsieur Madame

Monsieur Madame is promoting French Art de vivre, Culture and Traditions

Our food is deeply rooted into French Gastronomy into family traditions and a certain idea of an artisan food.
While high end French Gastronomy for plutocrats is very well represented abroad, we believe the artisan; the street food and le petit commerce are not. France and French Gastronomy is also defined by its artisans, its Charcuteries, its Fromageries, its markets and last but not least, its Boulangeries Patisseries.
It was only logic we chose a Bistro Classic, the Croque Monsieur to become the ambassador of street French Gastro, a different angle to the French art de vivre. Le Croque Monsieur can be cooked in so many ways, from the kid’s classic straight from the sandwich maker to a chef recipe or your grandma French toast Croque.

Monsieur Madame is also the life adventure of a nomad family. Monsieur and Madame have been traveling west since 2006 and arrived in Southern California in 2011.

Nissa & Jeremie Banet

Madame’s family arrived in France from Algeria. While couscous remained the family’s signature dish, they were quick to adopt the French passion for cheese. Brie is Madame’s favorite. Madame interrupted her finance career in 2009 and has spent most her time cooking since. Her homemade no knead bread is fantastic. In 2014, Madame decided to share her mixed flavors and passion for food with Californians. Monsieur Madame was born, and she would be the chef. Monsieur’s family has its roots in Alsace and Poland. His grandmother used to make the best strudel in Paris and would bait her grandkids with chocolate to teach them how to put a foot in front of the other. His other grandmother Odette Kahn was writing cookbooks before it was fashionable and launched the famous French specialized magazine “Cuisine et vins de France”. In 2014, monsieur decided to put an end to his career as an investor, to step off the treadmill. It was time to follow his heart and joined Madame.

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Michel Troisgros (The Roanne 3 stars chef) is a friend of the Banet family.
When Nissa and Jeremie got married he kindly offered them 2 cookbooks:
Cuisine de Famille et cuisine acidulee. 

On one of them, you can read that prophetical comment:
“A Nissa et Jeremie, la cuisine est un Bonheur qui se vit a deux.”
Which would translate into “cuisine brings happiness to life when shared by 2”.

We cook as we love

Monsieur Madame is about sharing a street dish we love, Le Croque Monsieur, and to represent French artisan culture.

France isn’t the number one destination for all the foodies of the world without a reason. Our ambition is nothing short of bringing a little bit of our tradition – artisan bread with cheese and charcuterie – to the streets of LA … and why not America! Bon appetit!


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Monsieur Madame

16221 Construction Cir W, Irvine, CA 92606.

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