Bonjour, bon ami!!! Happy February!!!
I hope your first month of 2012 was a great start to a great new year! January was definitely eventful – lots of home improvement and organization projects, and even though I still have some work to finish, I am extremely happy about what I’ve accomplished thus far. After Super Bowl Sunday, I’ll have my Sundays back to finish up more of the projects on the list!
Meanwhile, here in LA we’ve been celebrating DineLA Restaurant Week for the last week, something I’m always looking forward to. Last night’s treat was an exclusive dinner at one of LA’s hottest nomadic eateries, LudoBites 8. Although not a participant in DineLA, this is the eighth iteration of the pop-up restaurant. For any who aren’t familiar with the name Ludo Lefebvre, he was a featured Top Chef Master during its second season, and locally in LA he has been known as a French culinary genius-slash-down to earth rockstar for over ten years.
Thus, until this eighth round of pop-ups, getting a seat or two meant being ready at your computer on the day and minute that reservations opened, and refreshing your page over and over again, hoping you could be a lucky winner (a la Ticketmaster!!). But FINALLY… my number was called and I was fortunate enough to be one of the 5% who successfully snagged a reservation via raffle (BEST and most fair idea thus far). LB8 definitely proved to me why this reservation was SOOO difficult to come by. And the wait was worth it: check out the mouth-watering pictures below!!!
If you happen to get an opportunity to try Ludo Bites during a future iteration, you will thoroughly enjoy it. The flavor profiles were delightful and very unexpected, a combination of classic with new, all on a platter free from pretentiousness. AND for those in or around LA, you can always chase down Ludo’s food truck for a taste of his talent.
I have a couple more restaurants on my DineLA list this week, and I can’t wait to share more delicious greatness with you!!
Until then, bon ami, have a wonderful week!!!