Snooty French food fest still has cheap seats available

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Illustration detail courtesy of Le Grand Fooding

Le Grand Fooding NY is coming to Brooklyn for the first time in its four-year history, and for foodies, this French export is a big deal. Think of a traveling food version of Coachella, only they have some of the most respected and innovative chefs from around the world instead of the Beastie Boys (but actually they also have Mike D DJing.)

This yearly event is moving from Manhattan to The New Food Capital of the World, AKA Brooklyn, instead of Manhattan for reasons we don’t need to go into (why beat a dead horse, when you can rub it with miso pesto and make a banh mi instead?)

What does this mean for Brokesters? Unlike this and this, Le Fooding is actually has some evenements that are très affordable. There’s a brunch-and-a-movie (Saturday Night Fever) at Nitehawk Cinema for only 20 bucks on Saturday at 11 (Sunday is sold out) with the brunch focusing on local Brooklyn “Smorgasburg”-y products and with some help from a Parisian hotshot (and David Chang homie) Inaki Aizpitarte. Tasting menu, a coffee and a Sfor $20 bucks makes this a good deal, although it sounds like Inaki is only putting out one dish on the menu.

Also on Saturday and Sunday is The Luncheon in the Dust at Brooklyn Flea, at $15 the cheapest of the series. Meals will be cooked by Magnus Nilsson from Järpen, Sweden. (Dunno him but Nordic cuisine is hot right now.) He’ll have help from Bertand Grebaut from Septime in Paris. Desserts will be provided by our very own Van Leeuwen Ice Cream guys.

There are other less brokester-friendly events, such as the $60 after party featuring all the Brooklyn Flea usual foodstuffs, Maison Premiere cocktails, and someone who, I shit you not, is being hailed as “the Picasso of Pastry” from Paris. Also, Mike D, Miike Snow, Dave 1 from Chromeo and possibly Mos Def Yasiin Bey will be DJ-ing.

Click here for more Le Fooding details and tickets. I highly encourage everyone to go just to prove that picking Brooklyn to host this food fest was the right goddamn idea.

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