French Hospitality Comes Home

September 18, 2016

In the small village of Coventryville, Pennsylvania, sits a classic colonial stone house built some 300 years ago. From the outside, passersby may assume nothing more than a humble abode in a quaint historic district. Inside, however, lives a pair of self-proclaimed gastrophiles hard at work at La Maison, a French term that translates simply to “the house.”

Owners Chef Martin Gagné and his wife, Janet, opened their home-turned-restaurant to the public five years ago. The inspiration for La Maison came from Gagné’s classical French training, 50 years of restaurant experience, and a genuine plea.

“I prayed to St. Joseph,”