Le Fooding was born in Paris in 2000. The movement has a pretty simple name and motto: it's food plus feeling. (And turning nouns into gerund verbs is kind of fun, n'est-ce pas?) Two journalists started the organization, inspired by the fact that bourgeois cuisine is no longer France's daily bread. "Our favorite chefs are not celebrity chefs," they say. So instead, Le Fooding hosts gastronomic events for good causes with up-and-coming chefs in trendy locations.
For the first time, Le Fooding is traveling to New York to host Le Fooding D’Amour Paris New York, at P.S. 1 in Long Island City, Queens, on September 25 and 26. Tickets will be $30, or $60 for access to the Veuve Clicquot premium area with early admission and some free champagne. Before selling normal ol' tickets next month, Le Fooding wanted to give Serious Eats readers a special code for advance tickets.
Both nights will include awesome food from a mix of all-star chefs from New York (David Chang, Wylie Dufresne, and Daniel Boulud) and France (Yves Camdeborde, Christophe Pelé). Preview the menus for both nights after the jump.
- Bo ssäm by David Chang of Momofuku
- Grilled chicken necks with yuzu marmalade by WD-50 chef Wylie Dufresne
- Fried corn with scallop butter by Sean Rembold of Diner
- Mini Henry IV casseroles with creamed cow’s cheese by Yves Camdeborde of Le Comptoir du Relais
- Grilled marinated pork ribs and “Teriyaki Pineapple” lemongrass by William Ledeuil of Ze Kitchen Galerie
- Barbecued sirloin steak by Christophe Pelé of Bigarrade
- Traditional Moroccan couscous by Daniel Boulud and Olivier Muller of DB Bistro Moderne
- Black Label burgers from Minetta Tavern (and Pat LaFrieda)
- Beef head tacos by Julie E. Farias of the General Greene
- “Paris-New York Aller-Retour chicken skewer" by Alberto Herráiz of Fogón
- Steak with charred aubergine by Inaki Aizpitarte of Le Chateaubriand
- Simmered beef and chilled Camembert meringue by Stéphane Jégo of L’Ami Jean
Mixology Menu (both nights):
- Wild Cherry Mojitos by Thierry Hernandez of Le Plaza Athénée
- Moscow Mules (vodka, lime, and a kick of ginger beer) by Richard Boccato and Guiseppe Gonzalez of Dutch Kills
(Both drinks will be made with Belvedere vodka)