LudoBites 8 Announced: Welcome to the Westside!
Chef Ludo Lefebvre and the LudoBites team have just announced their 8th pop-up, and it's happening January and February, this time on the westside. LudoBites 8 will run Jan. 18-20; Jan. 23-27; Jan 30-31 & Feb. 1-3; Feb. 6-10; Feb. 13-15 & 17; and Feb. 20-22, and will be at Lemon Moon, the breakfast and lunch restaurant from Josiah Citrin (Melisse) and Raphael Lunetta (Jiraffe).
Along with the new location (and new turf--it's a first for LudoBites to trek that far west!) comes a new reservation system that is provided by UrbanSpoon.
Here's how the reservations work, per the LudoBites chief wrangler, Krissy Lefebvre:
Reservations will be given through a 24-hour lottery type entry system starting at 11am PST on January 11, 2012 and running through 10:59am PST on January 12, 2012. All reservations will be randomly assigned and requests limited to one per
valid phone number.
Don't fret if you don't score a reservation on the first day--they will have 6 walk-in seats available each night, more on the patio if weather permits, and when cancellations happen, Krissy Lefebvre tweets out the opening from her @FrenchChefWife account.
When it comes to vino, there will be a limited wine list curated by DomaineLA of five whites and five reds by the bottle and one white and one red by the carafe, but no glass pours. If you'd rather BYOB, that's cool too: Corkage is $18/bottle.
So the only mystery remaining is what the tempestuous and innovative French chef will dream up for the menu. It could be a fair guess it will include dishes inspired by his travels to do the TV show Ludo Bites America. Then again, maybe it won't. And that's half the fun!