Fiercely unstuffy French restaurant guide Le Fooding turns 15 this year. To celebrate, the publishers are doing what they do best: throwing a kick-ass party with good music and a bunch of big-name chefs doing the cooking. Make that three days of parties, scheduled for June 5 to June 7, taking place at venues across northeast Paris. Here’s the schedule, straight from the organizers. Check the LF website in early May for ticket information.  

Friday night (from 7 p.m.): Foodstock
For the eighth edition of the gourmet-musical festival Foodstock, Jameson and Le Fooding are teaming up and relighting the campfire at La Rotonde Stalingrad. On the menu: a resounding feast, acoustic braziers that will make your taste buds dance, live concerts…with a 100 percent faubourgeois line-up!

At the stove:

At the microphones:

  • Denai Moore (Stratford, London)
  • Tropics (Shoreditch, London)
  • H-Burns (Saint Ambroise, Paris)
  • Camille (L’ile Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis)
  • Shay Ola “Death by Burrito” (Canal Saint-Martin, Paris)

Location: La Rotonde (Paris 19), vestige of the wall of the Ferme Générale, which used to be one of the several outer city walls of Paris. The evening will take place on the main terrace, facing the Canal de l’Ourq.
Price: 35€. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to a charity.
Number of tickets: 800


Saturday night (from 7:30 p.m.) : Grand Fooding S.Pellegrino
After a sparkling 15-year-long partnership, Le Fooding and S.Pellegrino are making their biggest splash yet with “Le Grand Fooding S.Pellegrino,” inviting international faubourgeois star-chefs and muscians to Paul Bert Serpette and restaurant Ma Cocotte, in the heart of the Puces de Saint-Ouen. And because one does not only dance with one’s taste buds, le Grand Fooding S.Pellegrino will embrace different artistic disciplines in order to festively translate the emergence of these neighborhoods in creative forms other than food.

On the menu:

At the turntables:

  • Nancy Whang from DFA Records, LCD Soundsystem and the Juan MacLean (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
  • Superpitcher (Faubourg Saint-Denis, Paris)
  • Philippe Zdar from Cassius (Montmartre, Paris)

Location: Paul Bert Serpette and restaurant Ma Cocotte, in the heart of the Puces de Saint-Ouen.
Price: 40€ and up. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to a charity.
Number of tickets: 2,500

Sunday (11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.): Le Pur Brunch Nespresso
Le Fooding and Nespresso are throwing an “ultra-sourced” brunch by teaming up the best baker from the best bistro-brunch spot in the faubourgs of London (St. John’s Bread & Wine) with Marc Bretillot, the famous food designer, who will play with the food by tattooing, engraving and stamping each product with its source, date, the farmer’s name…

Ultrasourced line-up:

  • Tom Trubshaw (St. John Bread & Wine, Spitalfields, London)
  • Marc Bretillot (food designer, Ménilmontant, Paris)

Location: Hôtel Amour (Pigalle)
Price: 26€
Number of tickets: 200

Sunday night (from 7:30PM): Priceless Souper

Blockbuster alert! The fourth episode, premiering on Le Fooding’s 15th anniversary, promises to be a classic. Three international headlining acts, awarded time and time again, are coming to blow out the candles: the star chef of Shoreditch, James Lowe (Lyle’s, London), the hipster chef of San Francisco and New York, Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco and Mission Cantina, NYC) and the Franco-California TV chef with the yummiest tattoos in the history of taste, Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Petit Trois, L.A.). Faux bourgeois but true punks in the kitchen, these bad boys will take over the historic and bourgeois Lapérouse restaurant, with once demimondaine ways. So rock the casbah! For one exceptional dinner… Washed down with the irresistible Chablis wines produced by William Fèvre. Available for 52 guests only, not one more! A word to the wise…


Location: Lapérouse
Price: €100
Number of tickets: 60

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