LudoBites 5.0, the latest pop-up restaurant venture of chef Ludo Lefebvre and his wife Krissy, has only three more nights at Gram and Papas and we have a reservation for the last night – this Friday September 3 at 8.45.
Want to join us? Tell us why we should sit you at our table in the comments section below or retweet @lucylean and we just may be persuaded to invite you to the party… no kids or finger puppets this time.
If you don’t manage to blag your way on to our table there’s an alternative venue: After invading bakeries, conquering art galleries and transforming cafés he’s now in his smallest kitchen ever – the Ludotruck. Which will be parked outside Gram and Papas from 8 til 10 on Friday night.
Lefebvre brings his “bistronomy” (affordable high end French cuisine) to those lucky enough to get a reservation at LudoBites – L.A.’s hardest reservation to snag (3000 hopefuls crashed the reservation system in the first 15 minutes). Cooking on a truck, however, is something altogether new and he’s excited about taking his food to the masses.
“I can cook anything,” says Lefebvre, “Michelin star quality cuisine is what I like to do… yet what does everyone ask for? Not classic French dishes mixed with modern techniques — but fried chicken!”
So fried chicken it will be.
However, expect long lines. At the launch, hungry customers lined up for four hours in the midday sun for two balls of juicy meat wrapped in a crunchy rosemary flavored shell. When Jonathan Gold declares it was worth the wait and puts it on his 99 things to eat in L.A. before you die list the lines are only going to get longer and the anticipation just might kill you. Getting our reservation may just be easier…