Tickets are now available for the third annual Le Grand Fooding in New York City from French gastro-group Le Fooding. This year there are two events. The first: Campfire Session on September 17, an outdoor event at the Elizabeth Street Garden exploring "the relationship between food and music." The musical lineup includes James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), Sondre Lerche, Muhsinah, Nancy Whang, and DJ Mehdi. Chefs include Iñaki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand, Paris), Wylie Dufresne (wd~50, NYC), and Dante Gonzales (Dante Fried Chicken, LA). Tickets are on sale now ($50).
The second: Exquisite Corpse, running September 23-25 , a 52-hour pop-up restaurant at the Honey Space in Chelsea "run by a different chef every four hours around the clock for seatings of 40 guests at a time." It's an "homage to the 'exquisite corpse' tradition of the French Surrealists" in which "each chef will use a bit of stock from his predecessor's meal in the creation of his own dishes."
The chef lineup: Kobe Desramaults (In de Wulf, Belgium), Armand Arnal (La Chassagnette, France),Ana Ros (Hisa Franko Casa, Slovenia), Sat Bains (Restaurant Sat Bains, U.K.), Blaine Wetzel (Willows Inn, San Juan Islands, Washington), Hugue Dufour (M.Wells, NYC), Fulvio Pierangelini (Hotel de Russie, Italy), Brooks Headley (Del Posto, NYC), Mauro Colagreco (Le Mirazur, France), Adeline Grattard (Yam’Tcha, France), Corey Lee (Benu, San Francisco), and Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana, Italy).
Tickets for individual seatings ($100) go on sale September 1, but right now you can get tickets via this link for the 24th and 25th (Mastercard holders get the four best seats). The dinner on the 23rd is a preview dinner with Dufour and Carmellini, only available through Urban Daddy next week.