VIDEO: Chef Ludo Lefebvre Razzes Cafe Gratitude On Funny Or Die
Mario Batali and Bobby Flay aren't the only ones making a segue into more traditional TV. Chef Ludo Lefebvre just released a video on the comedy website Funny or Die, and he's poking at one of L.A.'s most hippy trippy restaurants, Cafe Gratitude.
The pop-up proprietor joins comedians Josh Meyers (The Mindy Project, HBO's Behind the Candelabra: Liberace and brother to SNL's Seth Meyers), Gale Harold (Queer as Folk, Desperate Housewives) and Tara Copeland (30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm) in the vid, which takes a jab at the Cafe's blissed-out policy of making customers state what they're grateful for in a day.
Lefebvre comes in and is ticked off about the fact that the restaurant, which has been renamed Cafe Attitude for the sake of the parody, called him out on Twitter for not showing up for his dinner reservation, much like Red Medicine controversially did a few months back to much media fanfare.
We have to admit that the rude, in your face disposition of the waiter at Cafe Attitude seems all too familiar in this anti-fine dining, no-modifications-riddled scene, which isn't necessarily a good thing. It is, after all, the business of hospitality, as Ludo says.
You can watch the video below: