Breakfast & Lunch at the Café
every day 8 am to 5 pm at 270 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
Brownstone Private Events
for 10 to 110 guests
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Maison May’s culinary approach has two main sources: Catherine May’s French upbringing and her belief that everything we put in our body should equally nourish the soul. That’s why our local and seasonal menu is made up of satisfying yet healthy food inspired by the French cuisine Catherine grew up with (and heavily relies on farm-to-table ingredients).
Over many years Maison May built a strong relationship with local farmers. The goal is to offer guests seasonal food that appeals not only to the palate but also to the eye.
Chef Armando Reyes started his culinary journey years ago at ICI (Maison May’s former name). He understands Maison May’s food philosophy like nobody else. He and Catherine were forerunners of the farm-to-table movement long before that became a commonly known term for local and seasonal food.
Equipped with a strong knowledge of the French cuisine, Chef Reyes believes in cooking with his heart. Catherine and he bond over their shared desire to feed and nourish people. For both of them, this means serving healthy food – including gluten-free items – that makes people feel good and doesn’t weigh them down. It also means respecting the soil our food grows in, the people who tend it, and the seasons.
Local and seasonal food is inherently healthy food. It does not come from a factory or a container but from land that is well taken care of by people who believe in what they are doing. Thoughtful preparation utilizing French techniques simply refines an already great product.
Many of our baked goods and other menu items are gluten-free. This originates in a conscious attempt to offer a healthy and wholesome food selection and an awareness of modern-day food restrictions, though Maison May never makes a forced effort to be gluten-free. Instead, our menu grew naturally into a selection that everybody at Maison May supports and believes in.
This philosophy aligns with everything that is served at Maison May, whether it be at the Café, for our event menu, or on our wine list. We want all of our guests to leave happy and healthy.