Ludo Bites 6.0 @ Max.
October 30, 2010 § 2 Comments
Last night, my friends and I were able to partake in a rare culinary event called Ludo Bites. Chef Ludo Lefebvre opens little “pop-up” restaurants once a year and only serves for a couple weeks. My friend Alberto kept me notified when reservations would open online. And we waited til the clock hit 5 pm, a refreshed for about 40 minutes until Alberto was victorious, and nabbed us a Friday night booking at 9:15. We really didn’t care when we got in, as long as we could eat some of Chef Lefebvre’s food.
The restaurant was packed, and the energy was high and I, shockingly, was the last to arrive. When I sat down, we collectively decided our best strategy was to order one of everything on the menu and share it around the table. We doubled up on a few things that were soupy or just sounded delicious. Most of us ordered the suggested “COQtails” which included a Yuzu tequila martini and Mexican mojito.
We had a great time. Yes, I broke my vegetarian-ish-ism for a night. But I can safely say, I will happily never eat foie gras again. I had one bite of steak, and I personally thought they went overboard with the whiskey. It just tasted like eating alcohol. The rest fit in nicely with my pescatarian diet. The Oriental mussels were my favorite. The flavor was insane. If you live in LA, and ever get a chance to check out Chef Lefevbvre’s food, I recommend it.