During the peak of 2010’s pop-up restaurant phenomenon, Jonathan Gold called chef Ludo Lefebvre and his wife Krissy “the Ricky and Lucy of French cooking.” Someone at Sundance Channel must have been reading, as the couple is heading to the boob tube this July for their own television series. LudoBites America will find Lefebvre and his wife hitting six different U.S. cities. Squid Ink reports that the first two stops will be Mobile, Alabama, and Marfa, Texas, where Ludo will pop up his restaurant for just one night to cook his experimental cuisine based around the regional dishes of each city.
One can already sense the extreme wackiness that will ensue: The French chef feeling out of water in the sticks; Krissy making double entendres about “coq” in front of some red-state meat lover trying his first bite of sushi ice cream.
Ludo and Krissy are no strangers to the reality game. He was on Top Chef Masters a couple of times, while she was a contestant on The Apprentice. Yet Eater reports the couple is headed toward some new ground after all, with plans to bring their LudoBites pop-up to New York City this fall.
More than anything, we’re looking forward to the tweets.
LudoBites America: From Pop-up Restaurant to Television Show [Squid Ink/LA Weekly]