Third Thursday on Pico

Third Thursdays on Pico in MidCity Los Angeles every 3rd Thursday of the month. Eat, shop & discover. Visit your favorite local retailers & gourmet food trucks!… 


Newest SoCal food truck: MonsieuMadame (@MMFrenchFood)

Southern California has a new food truck called Monsieur Madame (Twitter: @MMFrenchFood), and its FRENCH.  Unlike food truck Crepes Bonaparte, which specializes in crepes, Monsieur Madame is focusing on the next best thing about French food: Bread and Cheese, or better yet, a Le Croque Monsieur.

This where you can find us 

Tuesday July 21st 11-2p Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum 10 Morgan, Irvine, CA 92618

Wednesday July 22nd 11-2p 95 Enterprise Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Wednesday July 22nd 5-8p Alize Appartments 2 Enterprise Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Thursday July 23rd 11-2p 151 Kalmus Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Friday July 24th 11-2p 23046 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

From the web site:

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 (Madame) & Jeremie (Monsieu) 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.

Follow them on twitter and facebook to find out where they’ll be in LA or Orange County