Wednesday, August 25

On Monday, I indulged in gluttony. The famous Chef Ludo Lefebvre doesn't have a restaurant but  takes over LA eateries (event titled Ludobites) for a few weeks at a time serving up a special menu . I have not heard of him until I found out about this event, but he is a pretty acclaimed chef from France who is known for his innovative and adventurous technique. He has appeared on Iron Chef and runs his "pop-up" business with his wife. Both of whom are very passionate about food and satisfying their customers. It was definitely an experience in its own and I could only wish that everyone get a taste of his culinary art.




Ludobites 5.O at Gram and Papa's, downtown





vadouvan naan bread w/ salted coconut butter





cheese cupcake, foie gras-chicken liver mousse, kumquat, cornichon





poached egg, potato mousseline and chorizo





raw waygu beef, somen noodle, candied watermelon





hot foie gras dynamite, raw tuna and lychee





caramel souffle, blanco grapefruit, fleur de sel ice cream





Ludo hard at work.






My favorite plates were the poached egg and waygu beef. I'm not sure what the big fuss is with foie gras, I understand it's a delicacy but it does not excite me. I guess it's too rich for me- both in price and taste lol. Do any of you fancy it??

If you're in the LA area, subscribe to Ludo's newsletter, he's going to have another event coming up soon! :)




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45 comments:

  1. I don't eat meat anymore, but even if I did, knowing that foie gras is the liver of a duck that's been force-fed corn to be fattened.. ugh.

    But great pictures and I miss your beautiful face ;)

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  2. Oh wow! the food looks soooo good. I've never had foie gras and don't know if I would care for it. hmmmm. I'm glad to see a picture of your beautiful self Christine! You look amazing girlie. Hope you're having a great week. The week is almost over, didn't it just begin? It's crazy how the year is flying by so quickly.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  3. wah! how do you make restaurant food look soooo good :) that raw wagyu looks great! i've only tried seared wagyu and it was the best thing ever!!

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  4. wow, his food looks so delicate and beautiful, you can tell how much passion he has once he's food is presented just gorgeous!

    I love pretty food, I'd literally pay a lot for something so beautiful indeed.


    xx

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  5. wow you make everything look so delish.
    clap clap.

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  6. u look lovely!!!!

    xoxo jenna
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  7. Aw, he is really happy and cool-looking, there at the end :)
    This food looks so adventurous! Good job trying it all out.

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  8. Christine, you are beautiful :D!

    Yummmmmmmm it all looks SO delicious!!
    My fav photos are of the poached egg and raw tuna!
    THEY LOOK SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!
    I'm getting hungry now .... :P

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  9. looks yummy!!! I love it when food is presented well..just dont like that it's such a small portion with a huge pricetag :D

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  10. very interesting ~ :)

    I wished I lived in LA so i could visit this place. I've been meaning to visit/eat out at new and different restaurants.

    Your photos are always well taken, Christine =]

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    ~ Maree

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  11. Oh gawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwd! Christine, these pictures are amazing. The presentations of the dishes are so interesting and artsy. Cheese cupcake? Foie gras? Waygu beef? It must've been heavenly!

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  12. Lovely pictures! And mmmm all that food looks so so good.

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  13. wow the food is making me sooo hungry!
    Love how clear your photos are!

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  14. Aw Christine, you're so cute!

    Wow, aren't you lucky that you got to indulge in so much food goodness!!!

    I'm hungry...lunch time! :D

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  15. oh woow the food looks so yummy! you are so lucky to have such a nice resto near your place!! and nice photos!
    Catita

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  16. i think peopel make a fuss over foie gras because they force feed the birds and i suppose people order it because its controversial perhaps... i think.
    the food looks absolutely gorgeous though.
    oooo its making me so hungry even though i just eaten already!

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  17. I was also there on Monday! I think I can see my head in your photo.

    I don't eat meat, and those seem to be his best - and most beautifully plated - dishes!

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  18. Hmmm, yum. It all sounds so innovative and looks delicious.

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  19. Wow, the food looks good. Now I'm hungry. xD

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  20. This looks amazing! And I love the first two photos the best!

    Awesome!

    Best wishes,

    ~Zabrinah

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  21. wow... definitely wanting to try ALL of those. i've never had foie gras before - it doesn't sound overly appetizing to me :P

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  22. everything looks delicious! Definately would be keen for one of those caramel souffles x

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  23. {*DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOl}

    Oh em gee! Everything looks so good. That's so awesome that you had the opportunity to try his cooking out. I'd love to go to something like that. Did you take that last photo? You got so close and personal! {*haha} That's cool that he didn't tell you to get out of his face.

    I miss you Ms. Christine. Working is not bad but I sometimes wish I was still free as a bird but it's okay. Enjoy schoolage while you can. =]

    When I go to socal you need to give me a tour, seems like you always know all the spots to go to. So many delicious plates.


    <3s Serena.

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  24. As always, I love your pictures! Everything is so much prettier when you take the picture :P The food looks sooooooo amazing! Omgggg<3.

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  25. yes, i am from l.a.! i will definitely have to try the carrot cupcake! thanks for your recommendation :)

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  26. Woww beautiful food photography! It all looks so delicious, all the kind of things I love. The cheese cupcake and caramel souffle =O I'm so hungry now. Oh and yes, saw Inception, you were right, it's amazing! IMAX visuals made me insanely dizzy though. Gonna see it again in normal cinemas!

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  27. Thanks Christine! I was sitting just on the other side of that group in the photo. Actually I think you can see my boyfriend’s head better than mine. I still have to write up an entry about my own experience there.

    (Posting my reply here too)

    I'm glad I found your blog as well, consider me a fan!

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  28. euhmm im crazy jealous that you got to eat food from a chef that appeared on Iron Chef!!!!!!!!!! he must be amazing! god im dying over the foie gras cupcake.
    xxo-
    v

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  29. oh gawddd..noooo. i'm drooling.

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  30. Oh my, I want to try out all these wonderful dishes! Count me in for the wagyu beef and the poached egg too!!

    xx

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  31. looks delicious!

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  32. Hello, Christine! I love your meal pictures. It's make craving now.

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  33. beautiful outfit and the food pics look yummy.xx

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  34. cheese cupcake???? genius. this is great.

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  35. looks like a fantastic atmosphere. gorgeous photos!

    xo Alison

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  36. food porno. oh gosh. i had to skim through the pictures quickly. just because they looked too delish.

    and i went to panama !

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  37. yummy yummy!! :DD gosh I love your photos. Always!! haha i've always wondered what Ikea in different countries was like. The best one probably is the Swedish one eh? :D I DREAM of going there.

    How've you been?? How's work for you! And you've never actually told me what you do for a living!

    Can't wait for your next update!

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  38. this post has made me SO hungry! Everything looks incredibly yummy.

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  39. Oh you look adorable! And that food looks amazing <3

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  40. Hmmm, awesome food porn! :) Tuna and lychee... now that sounds like a wonderful combo, and candied watermelon? Mmmmmm! This looks like a delicious food splurge!

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