Recap: Ludo Fries Chicken at Akasha


If you haven’t been keeping up with this season of Top Chef Masters, you’ve missed some good L.A. chef action: specifically, Ludo Lefebvre making sexual carrot innuendos, Mark Peel undercooking his Yorkshire pudding, and Susan Feniger (spoiler alert!) straight-up winning her round. Tomorrow night, the Los Angeles focus continues with two popular L.A. food bloggers appearing as judges. Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining teams up with Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet L.A. will be judging the latest crop of pr-chef contestants. Considering these guys’ areas of expertise—and the fact recent James Beard Award winner Andrew Zimmern and Weird Food Festival co-founder Marc Moss are also judges—we’re guessing it’s an EXTREEEEEME cooking challenge (think wriggling octopus tentacles or animals’ “special” parts).

To celebrate, the Edison downtown will be hosting a viewing party from 9-11:30 with Lin and Esparza in attendance. Or go ahead and plop your special parts on your living room sofa and tune your TV to Bravo tomorrow night at 10. 

On another TV food note—anyone catch the Eric Ripert, Wylie Dufresne, Tom Colicchio, David Chang cameo on Treme?