What started nearly 10 years ago as a simple concept—a good restaurant is one you want to visit, over and over, even if it’s just a hole-in-the-wall—has turned into a full-scale foodie movement in France called Le Fooding.
Since its inception, the Paris-based organization has sought to turn eating into an experience, rather than just a no-elbows-on-the-table meal at a gourmet restaurant, first through a guide, then through events. Now, to celebrate a decade of good eats, Le Fooding is invading the US with a cross-culture party. The two-day feast is set for September 25 and 26 at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens, New York. Included in the line-up are 12 of the most forward-thinking chefs from both sides of the Atlantic (hailing from Minetta Tavern, wd-50, and General Greene). Joining them will be cutting-edge mixologists (like the duo behind Dutch Kills), graphic designers (such as So-Me), DJs (including a crew from Paris club Le Baron), and local bands, all contributing their various talents to the backyard cookout.
And because Le Fooding is all about making things accessible, they’re offering up tickets to the all-you-can-eat event for just $30. Even better, NYLON readers can order early here, since it’s likely that the Le Fooding event will sell out faster than you can say “food coma.” Finally, you can rub elbows with the hungry and famous (we hear Chloe Sevigny has already requested tickets), without worrying about making a reservation.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
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