Fever for Lefebvre

What to Eat at LudoBites 7.0 Tonight, Plus a Last-Minute Res Tip

The reservation that breaks reservation systems
The reservation that breaks reservation systems Photo: Courtesy of LudoBites

If you were one of the lucky ones to get a reservation to LudoBites 7.0, you have some mad web-savvy skills because it sold out in a minute. Literally. The popularity of Ludovic Lefebvre’s roving restaurant concept–which begins its six-week stint at Gram & Papa’s tonight–is equal parts his inventive menus, overall buzz, and wife Krissy’s genius social media skills. But Krissy divulged one trick to scoring a last-minute reservation: Check Open Table between 8 and 9am, when that day’s confirmations go out via email. A few people inevitably cancel, and you might find some luck within that small window. Now the important part: What’s Ludo cooking up this time?

You won’t find buffalo heart, which is what the French chef eats on the next episode of Ludo Bites America (the two go to Denver, Krissy’s hometown, where he hunts, and she hires Hooters servers for the pop-up), but you will find foie gras ravioli, compressed pig’s head, and salt cod panna cotta. The menu will probably change and evolve through this iteration, but for now, here’s the opening night lineup.

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Lavender Ginger Lemonade $4

Onion Tart, Bottarga $10

Dorade Ceviche, Cumcumber Water, Cornichons, Borrage Flower $12

Tomato Soup, Carrots, Squid $12

Salt Cod Panna Cotta, Whipped Fingerling Potato, Smoked Tapioca, Black Olive Bread $12

Pig’s Head Compressed and Cheddar, Barbeque Gelée $14

Egg, Sea Urchin, Caviar, Champagne Beurre Blanc, Bagel Chips $18

Plancha Tandoori Octopus, Yogurt, Cauliflower, Grapefruit $18

Foie Gras Ravioli, Crispy Kimchi, Sake-Black Truffle Cream $28

Duck, Cherry, Spicy Saucisse, Beets, Radish $22

Roasted Beef, Horseradish Cream, Green Beans, Dried Mollet $25

Epoisse Cheese Risotto, Hazelnut, Egg Yolk, Herb Salas $18

Peach Melba Vacherin, Lavender $10

Crustless Lemon Tart $10

Earlier: LudoBites Swears OpenTable Can Take It Today [GS]

What to Eat at LudoBites 7.0 Tonight, Plus a Last-Minute Res Tip