In Photos: Paris’ Coolest Food Festival
This month, the organization celebrated its 15th year with (what else) but a three-day food festival full of parties, brunch, a collaborative dinner, and a grand tasting night market with DJs and musicians. True to Le Fooding’s origins, the festival featured chefs who are operating out of cool but—until recent years—more maligned dining quarters such as Brooklyn, East and North Paris, and London’s Shoreditch neighborhood. These chefs included Paris’s own Iñaki Aizpitarte and Tatiana Levha, Americans Danny Bowien and Ludo LeFebvre, and Londoners James Lowe and Isaac McHale.
These photographs showcase the true hipness of today’s Parisian dining scene.
This month, the organization celebrated its 15th year with what else but a three-day food festival full of parties, brunch, a collaborative dinner, and a grand tasting night market with DJs and musicians.
At left: fried fish and peas with mint and lemon by chefs Michael Greenwold and James Whelan from Paris' The Sunken Ship. At right: Raviolis d’art from Chef Katsuaki Okiyama from Abri in Paris.
At left: patrons enjoying street fare on, well, the street. At right: Chef Nicolas Schist from Brussells' La Buvette plates poached spinach with ricotta and black sesame.
Chef Mathieu Rostaing-Tayard (of Lyon's Cafe Sillon) served grilled sardine with asparagus, rhubarb, and coriander.
Participating chefs included Paris’s own Iñaki Aizpitarte and Tatiana Levha, Americans Danny Bowien and Ludo LeFebvre, and Londoners James Lowe and Isaac McHale. Pictured at right: one of the cooks working with Chef Bertrand Grebaut of Paris' Septime and Clamato.
Both a restaurant guide, as well as a festival-and-events coordinator, Le Fooding has promoted what it describes as “the most original and freethinking initiatives” among chefs both in France and across the world.
Le Fooding kicked off with an outdoor festival.
Vendors eating outside their shops at the Paul Bert Serpette flea market, where the second night's events took place.
One of the stalls at the Paul Bert Serpette flea market.
Chef Inaki Aizpitarte of Paris' Le Chateaubriand and Le Dauphin preparing smoked pork tartar.
A mini bagel with cream cheese, lox, and pickled onion by Chef Marc Grossman of Paris' Bob’s Bake Shop.
Pizza verde by Dave Sclarow and Anna Viertel of Pizza Moto in Brooklyn
At left: Chef Katsuaki Okiyama from Paris' Abri. At right: a Paris photographer
The fun and feasting of Le Fooding continues.
Lettuce cups from Chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco and New York.
Poached spinach with ricotta and black sesame from chef Nicolas Schist from Brussells' La Buvette.
A band performed on Day 2 of Le Fooding's fête.
At right: one of the cooks working with Chef Bertrand Grebaut of Septime and Clamato in Paris.
Sampling food during Day 2.
A lobster taco by Chef Shay Ola of Paris' Death by Burrito.
Drinking and dining beneath the globe lights during the first night's festival.