The above (awfully cute) photo is pretty self-explanatory, right? For the uninitiated, Trois Mec is the new culinary experiment brought to you by Ludovic Lefebvre and the Animal guys, also known in real life as Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. That's the Who. Where: a kind of reassuringly crappy strip ... More >>
There I was, around 10 p.m. on a school night, driving up and down Fairfax Boulevard, squinting to spot a food truck that I had only learned the whereabouts of earlier that day, hoping that the kitchen's supplies hadn't run out, the cops hadn't chased everyone off, or the location hadn't been switc ... More >>
In the L.A. dining scene, it's no magic trick. It's casual.
Guzzle & NoshPaellaChef Ludovic Lefebvre veers from his French roots to cook a special paella dinner this Sunday at Domaine LA. Spanish importer José Pastor, who's known for trumpeting the more traditional wines of Spain and the Canary Islands, has curated a wine tasting of varietals that ra ... More >>
Scenes from LudoBabyBites.How does a top-notch chef known for his incredible culinary talents and mercurial temperament feed his own kids? We're about to find out. Chef Ludovic Lefebvre and his wife Krissy, the recent parents of twins, will launch LudoBabyBites, a 12-episode web series desig ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold apples We have been down this road before, you and I, six-point-oh times at least. Ludovic Lefebvre cooks an exquisite dinner in a space not designed to accommodate dinner. Reservations are difficult to get, sometimes extraordinarily difficult. You feel slightly foolish wa ... More >>
Wake up early enough, and you might catch chef Ludovic Lefebvre this morning on Today, where he'll be cooking a pork shoulder. He won't, however, have his lovely wife, Krissy (a.k.a. @frenchchefwife), at his side. The blonde and brainy half of the Ludo Bites America duo reports (and by "reporting" ... More >>
Crust Bakery Whatever the trend spotters say, pie has never been out of style. Sure it's enjoying the spotlight right now, with everyone calling it the new cupcake (another dessert that might wane in popularity but will never actually go away) and the must-have dessert for 2011. But this is A ... More >>
From entree to cappuccino, short ribs to bacon-wrapped bacon
Ludovic Lefebvre's pop-up restaurant needs a repeat performance.
LudoBites For everyone who has been pining for LudoBites, chef Ludovic Lefebvre's moveable feast of a restaurant, since the last edition at Gram & Papa's ended, you can start your emailing and tweeting again now. The next edition of LudoBites -- this is now 6.0, if you and Sam Sifton are cou ... More >>
Ludobites 5.0 and beyond
The New York Timesthe anonymous restaurant critic"Reservations to LudoBites are the summer's must-have accessory in this restaurant-mad city," writes restaurant critic Sam Sifton in today's New York Times, "written about on Twitter and blogs and heralded in the pages of LA Weekly, where the ... More >>
Christie BishopJonagold apple, portions removedAs the months turn, stone fruit ripens, and the Dodgers suffer another round of midsummer blues, so too does LudoBites return to Gram & Papa's, the garmento lunch counter that hosted the pop-up restaurant's greatest success. Krissy Lefebvre roams ... More >>
A place for regulars, at regular prices
Max WangerLudo Lefebvre feeding a rooster Ludovic Lefebvre is reopening his traveling restaurant, LudoBites, again next month, which would make this incarnation number 5.0 of the chef's pop-up culinary show. From July 21st to September 3rd, LudoBites will again be taking over the downtown san ... More >>
A colorful rebellion against kitchen rules
Taste of the Nation Los Angeles had its annual event yesterday at the Culver City Media Park, and as usual, there was a lot of good food and drink. All ticket sales, as well as money received from charitable donations and the silent auction, went directly toward fighting childhood hunger. There wer ... More >>
LA Weekly flickr pool/djjewelzpigs' ears at the Lazy Ox Pigs' ear is this year's most fashionable meat, a staple not just in Sichuan cold cases but in Thai restaurants and French bistros, meaty taverns and chic wine bars. If you are planning on opening a modern gastropub without pigs' ear on ... More >>
Ludovic Lefebvres french revolution, 4.0
Top Chef MastersMake room for some food bloggers at Judges' Table L.A. chefs like Mark Peel, Susan Feniger and Ludovic Lefebvre aren't the only locals showing up on Top Chef Masters this season. Wednesday night, the judges' table will get a little bit bigger with L.A. food bloggers Bill Espa ... More >>
As anyone who reads any food blogs in Los Angeles probably knows by now, Ludovic Lefebvre is in the midst of his fourth highly popular pop-up installation, LudoBites. This time around, the sold-out event is taking place downtown at Gram & Papa's, with the extra bonus of the entire evening being BYOB ... More >>
LudoBites The fourth edition of LudoBites, Ludovic Lefebvre's traveling pop-up restaurant show, will begin a 2 month stint at Gram & Papa's in April. LudoBites 4.0 will run from April 8th to May 28th at the downtown restaurant, with Lefebvre serving his new dinner menu (still in the works) ... More >>
Fugu to foie gras, pizza to panuchos
Was it worth all the waiting?
If you need another fix of LudoBites, chef Ludovic Lefebvre's wandering restaurant (Breadbar, Royal/T), you have a one-shot chance next weekend. Ludo will be popping u--in a truck--at next weekend's LA Street Food Fest. Not only is this a one shot deal, it's also one dish. Lefebvre will be serving f ... More >>
On Tuesday night, a group of local food bloggers were invited by the website FoodDigger to enjoy a hosted sneak preview of chef Ludovic Lefebvre's second LudoBites pop-up restaurant, which launched yesterday in the Culver City cosplay tea house, Royal/T Cafe. Since LudoBites will occupy the space fo ... More >>
LudoBites is back. Chef Ludovic Lefebvre (Top Chef Masters, Bastide, L'Orangerie), whose previous pop-up restaurant was held at BreadBar, is popping up again at the Royal/T in Culver City. Lefebvre will only be cooking at the Japanese-style cosplay café for 13 days in December, in what is the prac ... More >>
Ludovic Lefebvre Brings Post-Molecular Gastronomy to Third Street
"I'm thinking about creating the world's most expensive cupcake," says Ludovic Lefebvre as he drowns nuggets of fattened goose livers in heavy whipping cream for a foie gras chantilly.
BravoSuzanne TrachtLA's own Suzanne Tracht (chef-owner of Jar, Tracht's) handily won last night's Top Chef Masters battle, serving up a potluck plate of uni risotto and wild boar to the creators of Lost with a calm professionalism that could have been mistaken for indifference. Just the right attitu ... More >>
... a dinner miracle. the food runs out, but the kitchen show goes on
On the third night of Ludo Bites, the restaurant ran out of food. And I don't mean it sold out of a dish or two, or that it closed a bit early -- it ran out of pretty much everything.
The world of cooking and chefs always ebbs and flows in Los Angeles. Days after Chef de Cuisine Craig Strong announced his May 20 departure from The Dining Room at The Langham Huntington, another local fave reappears on the scene. The highly celebrated and sorely missed LudoBites series will be back ... More >>
But hurry ... Crudobar lasts just until May 15
Hummus replaced foie gras, Southern Thai was hot and cheese shredded
Ludovic Lefebvres temporary contemporary
Ludobites at Breadbar
From A.O.C. to Zankou
Joe Pytka's restaurant under Lefebvre has all the bells and whistles youd expect in a Michelin-starred French restaurant, and then some