When it comes to food, the French swear by one of two camps.
The stuffy Michelin Guides (they of the stars) or the frolicsome Le Fooding – they who, Monty Python-like, fart in the Michelin Guide's general direction.
In other words, Le Fooding are the fun ones. The ones doing this:
Le Grand Fooding Crush: Paris-LA, a two-day échange culturelle in the Geffen Contemporary's courtyard, coming to town next weekend.
As opposed to a Michelin event, at Le Fooding there are food carts. There are belly dancers. There are wandering musicians. There are — sacrebleu! — sliders.
You’ll see Saturne Paris’s Sven Chartier parked next to local foodtruck guru Roy Choi. And Carolynn Spence (of Chateau Marmont) collaborating with “bestie” Jean-François Piège on a dish they call “Drinkable Pizza.”
Jockeying the tables: French house icon Fred Falke, M83’s Jordan Lawlor and KCRW’s own Mathieu Schreyer.
Plus an exclusive “Foodtrack” prepped by David Lynch.
Which means all you have to bring is a little joie de vivre and an empty stomach.
Now go away, Michelin, or I shall taunt you a second time.
Additional tickets for both nights (April 26th and 27th) go on sale Monday at 10:00 AM thanks to S. Pellegrino. Ignore the "Sold Out" disclaimer. They'll be there.
Photo courtesy of Tina Wong / The Wandering Eater