Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ludo Bites at Gram and Papa's with a Side of Leopard

Since our last Ludo Bites adventure, The Brown Devil and Chef Ludo have become bffs. Makes sense. They are both pimps and LOVE them some food.

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Their budding bromance was the only reason we were able to score a last minute Ludo Bites 5.0 reservation for my birthday. The day after this amazing fawning NY Times review ran.
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The Brown Devil sure knows how to spoil a girl. 

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The menu for the fifth Ludo pop-up sounded as mouth-watering and revolutionary as ever.

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I could see the fear in the eyes of Ludo first-timer and historically non-foodie Mr. Diabolina.

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But with the encouragement of two of his favorite piggies, he surrendered to the delicious.

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First a cheese cupcake with a foie-gras chicken liver frosting. I could have eaten 8 of them.

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Naan with salted coconut butter

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Goat cheese Soup, Bacon, Lardo, Tofu, Green Apple, Frisee Salad.  Insane!
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Poached Egg, Potato Mousseline, Chorizo Condiment.  My favorite.

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Heirloom Tomato Smoothie, Ice Dashi, Squid Ink Vodka-Gelee, Seaweed.  WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT??

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Confit pork belly, raw choucroute thai style and mustard ice cream. Texture for days.

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Wild Striped Bass, Yellow Corn Mexican Style, Fresh Wasabi Salsa.  Best fish I've ever eaten

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Grilled Octopus, Oregano, Grilled Hazelnut Polenta, Pineapple Aioli and Piment D' Espellette Gelee
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A certain architect liked it. Alot.

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Steamed Duck Lemon Verbena, Crispy Skin Puree, White Peach, Radish and Balsamic.  Can never go wrong with duck.

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And for dessert Campfire Smoked S'mores with guacamole sorbet.  I wanted s'more.
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Matcha Green Tea Almond Cake, Red Berries, and Mascarpone Mousse.  Beyond.

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Carmel Souffle, Blanco Grapefruit with Fleur de Sel Ice Cream. Perfection.
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I was one happy and stuffed birthday girl. Thank goodness Mrs. Brown Devil and I met in grad school.  Can't believe we became friends 10 years ago this summer. Heart.

To get my b-day pigging on, I wore a loose tush covering top over my new stretchy H&M jeggings ($14 and my favorite leggings ever!!!!) Sassed things up for hot totty Chef Ludo with the Elizabeth & James heels, the Van Cleef-esque necklace and my favorite YSL leopard bag.

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Leopard bags are probably the only thing as delicious as Ludo's food :)





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Natalie (NJ in L.A.) said...

WOW, just WOW!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Oh. My. Sweet Jesus. My toast with avocado and swiss cheese suddenly seems verrrrry booooorrrring.

Insanely jealous.



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