Le Grand Fooding Bash. The first time event held on Friday and Saturday on the lawn at Moca curated a mix of Parisian chefs with some of our Southern California stalwarts like Roy Choi and Chateau Marmont’s Carolynn Spence. You could sample drinkable pizza, get a taco from Roy himself, and devour some of Lemonade’s wonderful desserts.
It was a valiant first stab in some respects (great location, admittance to the museum, interesting music) and a fail in others (limited food selection and chefs, tickets to obtain the items meant anything you liked (or hated) you only got one serving of, limited Veuve (one glass per guest)).
Your tickets for food.
Enjoying the beautiful day.
Time to eat.
All in all, for an event like this to take off The Monster feels like there should have been more on offer. For $50 they promised a unique experience and unless your idea of unique is buying a Shepard Fairey t-shirt (ugh) then you may have left feeling let down (and hungry).
Beans in brown butter. Delicious and simple.
If the event makes it back this way again the first item of business would be making sure the chef’s that were promised to attend actually show up. The Monster was excited for many of the French chefs who were making there way across the pond and unfortunately many of them did not arrive.
Inside the museum.
Love or hate?
Le Grand Fooding Bash just needed a lot more “fooding” ultimately to excite this avid eater.