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Opening Alert: Maman's Owners Celebrate Rotisserie Chicken and Dads With Papa Poule

It's all about the bird at this new takeaway-only shop, which opens today in Soho.

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Having paid homage to their mothers' recipes at their casual Soho French cafe and bakery Maman, Michelin-starred chef Armand Arnal, and his partners Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall, wanted to honor their dads with a new project. Today, they are opening Papa Poule, a takeaway-only rotisserie shop just a block west of Maman, inspired by their Sunday dinners. "Collectively, it was a tradition to eat chicken with the whole family on Sundays, prepared and cooked by our dads," says Sormonte.

The menu: Options are limited mostly to chicken which is "massaged, marinated, and stuffed," according to a release, and then sold by the quarter, half, or whole bird. A few of the sides like Israeli couscous with roasted carrots, onions, zucchini, and Brussels sprouts, sounds similar to what the team offers at Maman, but perhaps a bit different. Those looking for Maman's stellar chocolate chip cookies for dessert, however, will have to walk over to Centre Street to find them.

Papa Poule Menu

Papa Poule

189 Lafayette Street, New York , Ny