Le Fooding Festival Coming to MOCA, Announces Star Chef Line-Up
Last year, the Parisian guide-book-writers-cum-food-fest-organizers known as Le Fooding opened offices in New York after seeing much success amongst the culinary crowd. And later this spring, they'll finally be coming West. The avant-garde food festival will make its way to MOCA on April 26 and 27, bringing their unique hybrid of cuisine, culture, arts and entertainment along with them.
This isn't the first food/art collabo that MOCA has done as of late, of course. Remember when Kogi's Roy Choi helped put together that food-fueled exhibition called Transmission at the museum? But Le Fooding could very well be the classiest, considering Veuve Clicquot is usually a partner at their events.
For the L.A. installation of Le Fooding, the team is welcoming four chefs from France, and four from Los Angeles. The French chefs include Jean-François Piège (JF Piège), Inaki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand), Grégory Marchand (Frenchie), and Sven Chartier (Saturne). As for the Angelenos, it's Nancy Silverston (Mozza), Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mecs), Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ), Josef Centeno (Baco Mercat), Jordan Kahn (Red Medicine), Carolynn Spence (Château Marmont).
"The plan is to set up a huge outdoor urban and festive picnic in front of MOCA Geffen Contemporary, with the best chefs from Paris and L.A. and the top DJs and graphic designers from both cities animating the dinner," says one of the event's organizers, Alexandre Cammas. Cammas first founded Le Fooding as a guide book with another fellow French journo Emmanuel Rubin (the latter has since left the team), and it has since spun off as a series of off-the-beaten path events that the New Yorker's Adam Gopnik described as somewhere between a buffet dinner and the Woodstock festival.
True to form, the most recent U.S. event in Brooklyn brought in great musical acts like Mike D, Chromeo, Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, and Dustin Yellin. Here's hoping there's a similar line-up for the MOCA addition.
Here's a video of some of their past events and of course, a link to their site for more info.
A portion of the proceeds from Le Grand Fooding Crush Paris-L.A. 2013. will go to the L.A. Food Bank and MOCA.