If you work or live near bustling Financial District in Toronto you may have already heard about the recent opening of the very sweet and sophisticated Maman. This bakery that started in New York City offers family-inspired recipes from Southern France. Michelin-star chef Chef Armand Arnal (La Chassagnette) brings classic french cooking and baking techniques using the highest quality ingredients available so don’t be surprised to find something different offered each day amongst customer favourites.
Tucked away at the west end of the mezzanine level at First Canadian Place, Maman offers freshly baked pastries, salads, quiches and other delightful sweet and savoury items in it’s casual sit-in space. Quaint communal seating is there should you need an escape from the office. Take-out is also available. A discreet patio space is yours to relax in as well.
Now Maman also offers something charming after work. Recently they’ve introduced their cinq-à-sept program serving cocktails, wine and beer along side some delicious small bites during the work week with friends and co-workers.
While keeping true to their French inspired menu, Maman continues to highlight the best ingredients offered from the various regions. Ingredients used in their seasonal cocktails include Chamberyzette (an apéritif flavoured with wild alpine strawberries), gentian (bitter flavour of the gentiana root), and Lillet herbes de provence (a white wine apéritif infused with provençal herbs).
Small plates that will be offered after work hours include charcuterie or cheese boards, Croque Maman and of course, their chocolate chunk cookie — a customer favourite!
Cinq-à-sept is offered Monday to Friday.