A great match
Chef Ludo Lefebvre is partnering up with Shaun Quade of Australia’s Lume restaurant next month for a pair of dinners to go down at Trois Mec. It’s all part of Ludo’s ongoing 2 Chefs: A Dialogue With Food series, with tickets selling out well in advance.
Beyond Quade, Ludo will also cook with Martha Ortiz, Enrique Olvera, and a number of other big names in 2018 — including Barbara Lynch and Jonathon Sawyer. Those seats should move fast once they go up for sale, unlike last night’s open 8:30 p.m. call for a half-off table of four, thanks to the Dodgers.
The first confirmation
Here come the wave of possible names for the exciting new Edin Park food hall landing along Beverly Boulevard next year. Gourmet on Wheels says they’ve been approached and are working through a lease to bring upscale charcuterie to the project, and in the meantime they’re showing off some sleek new renderings of the future property.
Harvest Bar expands
Casual healthy option Harvest Bar is growing, adding a new location along Lincoln Boulevard next week. The place keeps hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., working a variety of healthy bowls, smoothies, and juices. 8601 Lincoln Blvd.
The Cosme team comes
Enrique Olvera and Daniela Soto-Innes are in town, and they found time to stop at recent Esquire best new restaurant list-maker PYT. And, as one does, they caught a photo with chef Josef Centeno as well.
Halloween and tacos
There’s a holiday-specific party going down at Boomtown Brewery on Saturday, October 28, and it includes food from Downtown’s Chicas Tacos. The dress-up Halloween event runs $25 and gives guests access to one beer and one taco plus chips and salsa, with proceeds benefitting the Skid Row Housing Trust.
Longtime Costa Mesa restaurant Habana is expanding into the Irvine Spectrum. It’s just the company’s second location, and brings authentic Cuban food to one of the OC’s most popular shopping destinations. Expect an opening on October 30.
Brunch moves Downtown
New Downtown restaurant Blacksmiths is opening up for brunch, keeping weekly hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The opening menu skews classic (think blueberry pancakes and biscuits and gravy), but with a heavy lean on the full cocktail bar.