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'Ludo Bites' TCA

<span style="font-size: 12pt;font-family: cambria">Live from TCA press tour: Sundance Channel chef Ludo Lefebvre invites critics to a pop up dinner</span>

Fiery French chef Ludo Lefebvre and his business partner/wife Krissy invited journalists attending the Television Critics Association press tour to taste dishes he created for his Sundance Channel series “Ludo Bites America” on Friday. As on the show, the five-star chef took over a restaurant — in our case, L.A.’s Mel’s Drive In — as a pop-up eatery. (His pop-ups open to the public, dubbed LudoBites, are wildly popular; reservations for the upcoming LudoBites 7.0 sold out in 55 seconds.) The five-course menu was eclectic — and delicious. Check out the menu and photos from the event, and read Metro’s full interview with Lefebvre here.

Amuse Bouche

Grilled Carpaccio of Lamb

Green Tomato Chutney, Feta and Socca Cake


Honey Grilled Summer Fig

Blue Cheese Mousse and Hazelnut Croustade

First Course

Ceviche, Cucumber Water & Purslane

*Featured on the Redondo Beach episode of “Ludo Bites America”

Second Course

Red Beet Gazpacho, Goat Cheese Sorbet

*Featured on the Denver episode of “Ludo Bites America”


Marinated Hanger Steak, Shallots, Kale, Red Chile Kimchi Butter

*Featured on the Santa Fe episode of “Ludo Bites America”


Smoked Vanilla Bean Bacon Crème Brulee and Lavender Bloom

*Featured on the Raleigh episode of “Ludo Bites America”

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