Hip French food guide Le Fooding doesn't have a book out for the streets of Los Angeles, but that isn't stopping founder Alexandre Cammas from throwing a big party, Le Grand Fooding Crush Paris-L.A. 2013, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on April 26 and 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. It's like a food festival meets music festival, and his first ever LA event takes form as an outdoor urban picnic that celebrates the cultural link and love story between Paris and Los Angeles. Some of the best chefs from Paris and LA will participate, in addition to top DJs and graphic designers from both cities.
Who's cooking? From LA there's Nancy Silverton (Mozza), Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec), Roy Choi (Kogi), Josef Centeno (Bäco Mercat), Jordan Kahn (Red Medicine), and Carolynn Spence (Château Marmont). Representing Paris comes Jean-François Piège (Restaurant Jean-François Piège), Inaki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand), Grégory Marchand (Frenchie), and Sven Chartier (Saturne). Quite the stellar lineup.
[Image: Greg Marchand (Frenchie, Paris) and Josef Centeno (Bäco Mercat). Art by Floc'h.]
While DJs have yet to be confirmed, artists Shepard Fairey and André (of Paul & André) will be involved.
Tickets go on sale early April and will be sold in three brackets, with a portion of proceeds going to the L.A. Food Bank and MOCA. A Le Tasty Crush ticket (7 to 10 p.m.) costs $50 and comes with one flute of Veuve Clicquot. A Le Clicquot Crush ticket (6 to 10 p.m.) costs $80 and includes early access to the event, and unlimited comp Veuve during that first hour. A Le MasterCard® Priceless® Crush ticket (6 to 10 p.m.) costs $125, includes the aforementioned, plus access to a VIP Priceless area backstage. But, in order to buy this ticket one has to use a Mastercard. In about a week Eater will offer readers early ticket presale, stay tuned. [EaterWire]