Rebel Chef Ludo Lefebvre to Travel the USA in New Sundance Channel Reality Show
Attempting to reserve a table at Chef Ludo Lefebvre's pop-up venture, LudoBites, is tantamount to trying to score impossible concert tickets. Los Angeles foodies clamour like groupies for the chance to try Lefebvre's experimental dishes, with a collective of super-fans having gone so far as to dub themselves "Ludo Bitches" and set up a website in homage to the tattooed impresario.
Lefebvre, who has previously appeared on Top Chef Masters and Hell's Kitchen, recently landed a series deal with the Sundance Channel, who've commissioned a show based on his popular pop-up restaurant. According to Eater LA, the show will follow fiery Lefebvre and wife/business partner Krissy (who you may recognize from The Apprentice) as they travel from coast-to-coast, "take over an existing restaurant that doesn't do dinner" and, in rapid reality show turnaround, "hire the staff, source the ingredients, and open a one-night only pop-up restaurant."
The series' working title? Appropriately enough, Ludo Bites America.
Should you expect occasional outbursts from the fiery Frenchman, strife among staff and moments of tense kitchen drama? Surely, but none of the exaggerated Gordon Ramsay variety. Bottom line: it's all about the food for Lefebvre, and we're positive no episode will end without the cocksure chef having realized his restaurant goals. This is the same man who trained for 2010's LA Marathon in a mind-boggling eight days time, after all.
Photo: Ludo Lefebvre Facebook
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