And now the news L.A. foodies are holding their breath for: LudoBites is back! The eighth iteration of French chef Ludo Lefebvre’s hyper-popular pop-up will take over West L.A.’s Lemon Moon, the office-casual lunch spot opened by Jiraffe chef/owner Raphael Lunetta and Melisse master Josiah Citrin (who we’re dying to see join the action). Ludo’s next chapter will launch on January 18th, with a scattered schedule of dates we’ve posted below, stretching until February 22nd. One seldom knows what ingredients, themes, and influences the super-skilled Lefebvre will bring maximize ahead of time, but we predict he’ll make a furious final stand for foie gras with the shadow of the ban looming.
Krissy Lefebvre tells us the menu will be prepared by January 18th and also confirms that this LudoBites will have a walk-in bar, upping the chances you’ll rub elbows with the couple and possibly wrap your lips around some dishes.
Another early innovation naturally finds Ludo and wife Krissy promising a smoother reservations system (the restaurant famously, repeatedly has brought OpenTable to its knees). Reservations start Wednesday, January 11th at 11:00 A.M. through UrbanSpoon, which details a lottery-style system that promises reservations can be made two days at a time through the run of the restaurant. As you’ll definitely need it to dine with Time Magazine’s "chef of the future," all we can say is good luck and get those digits reservation-ready by Wednesday.
LudoBites 8.0 Dates:
January 30 & 31st
February 13-15, and 17th