Ludo Lefebvre Gushes About L.A.'s Food Scene, Slams New York's Stuffiness on Anthony Bourdain's 'Layover'
Anthony Bourdain stopped over in Los Angeles for an episode of "The Layover" that airs this Monday.
During his 48 hours in town, Bourdain stops at the Hollywood Farmer's Market, Dan Sung Sa in Koreatown, Tacos Villa Corona, the Chateau Marmont. But he also spends a segment speaking with chef and pop-up restauranteur Ludo Lefebvre, who gloats about how he has free reign in his adopted hometown:
In L.A. we really can do whatever we want. I mean, I think we can cook anywhere and people will just show up. We don't need to be a fancy restaurant in Los Angeles to cook great food.
But then Lefebvre goes on to slam what he sees as East Coast
I think this thing's changing now. You know a lot of things is going on in Los Angeles now. LA is not boring for the food. We have so many, so many great chef and great restaurant now. And I think New York's become a little boring now. You know I think New York is a little too fou-fou. You know, I just come back from New York and people need a fart, to poof a little, because they're all so stuffy in New York.
The Travel Channel seems to be giving L.A. (and its pop-ups) a lot of love lately.