Trois Mec & S.Pellegrino, in cooperation with Grey Goose, proudly present 2 Chefs, a Dialogue with Food. Returning in 2018, this special series of dinners will bring some of the greatest chefs from around the US and the World to Los Angeles to cook for one night with chef Ludo Lefebvre in his kitchen at Trois Mec. Each dinner will feature a unique multi-course menu, prepared by both chefs, inspired by the guest chef's home and style of cuisine. The dinners will be dialogue between chefs, spoken through food, coming together for a truly once in a lifetime experience.
Cost: $170 per person, plus 18% service charge and tax
Includes a custom crafted Grey Goose cocktail and complimentary San Pellegrino.
All other beverages and wine are not included.
Tickets for solo diners will be available in our 9:30 seating.
Due to the unique nature of the menu, we will unfortunately not be able to accomodate any allergies or provide a guaranteed vegetarian menu. No changes or substitutions will be allowed.
The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Best New Chef 2010, Food & Wine
Best Chef: Great Lakes 2015, James Beard Awards
Menton, Boston, MA
Best Chef Northeast - James Beard Awards
Outstanding Restaurateur - James Beard Awards
Time 100 - Time Magazine World's Most Powerful People
The Spotted Pig + Hearth & Hound, NY, NY & LA, CA
Best New Chef 2007 Food & Wine
Best Chef: NYC 2014, James Beard Awards
Chef Ludo Lefebvre celebrates 20 years of cooking in Los Angeles this year. He's one of the city's most influential chefs, known for his inventive, refined cooking at Trois Mec, twice named the No. 1 restaurant in LA by LA Weekly. His “bar a la carte” concept, Petit Trois, was a 2015 James Beard finalist for Best New Restaurant. Trois Familia, his brunch-only restaurant, has topped many best new restaurant lists since opening last year. And his fried-chicken truck-food phenomenon, LudoBird, now has premium locations at the STAPLES Center and within Universal CityWalk, in Hollywood.
In December 2015, Ludo became a “knight” when he received the prestigious Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award from his home country of France. He has also been named one of the 50 Greatest Chefs in the World by Relais & Châteaux, and was a James Beard finalist for Rising Star Chef. Additionally, he has received the prestigious Mobil 5 Star Award at two different Los Angeles Restaurants, L'Orangerie and Bastide.
Ludo is the author of two cookbooks, LudoBites: Recipes and Stories from the Pop-Up Restaurants of Ludo Lefebvre and Crave: The Feast of the Five Senses, which sold out and has been re-released as a 10th anniversary limited edition.
Ludo was featured in 8 episodes of Season 5 of the emmy-winning show Mind of A Chef on PBS.
Chef Jonathon Sawyer is a proud Clevelander and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts. He began his culinary career at The Biltmore Hotel in Miami before working in New York City alongside Charlie Palmer at Kitchen 22. Chef Sawyer worked as Chef de Cuisine for his friend and colleague Michael Symon, and then became Symon’s Executive Chef at Parea, receiving a two star review from The New York Times.
In 2007, Jonathon moved back to his hometown to pursue his dream of opening his own restaurant. Before his dream was realized, Chef Sawyer partnered with a local entrepreneur to open Bar Cento, a modern Roman enoteca in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. During his tenure as chef and partner, Bar Cento received many accolades, including Northern Ohio Live's Best New Restaurant, and earned Chef the Rising Star Chef award from both Restaurant Hospitality and GAYOT.
Chef Sawyer has since opened several of his own restaurants in Cleveland, including his flagship The Greenhouse Tavern, a French and seasonally inspired gastropub; Noodlecat, a quick service ramen shop focusing on local ingredients and sustainability; and Trentina, a northern Italian inspired restaurant that was named a runner up in Esquire's Best New Restaurants in October 2014. Chef Sawyer also operates Sawyer’s Street Frites in the Cleveland Browns Stadium, and opened another stadium establishment called SeeSaw Pretzel Shoppe in Quicken Loans Arena.
The chef was honored as a recipient of Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef award in 2010. In 2013, he became a finalist for the James Beard Award's Best Chef: Great Lakes, and won the prestigious award in 2015. Chef Sawyer has also made several national television appearances, including “Iron Chef America,” “Dinner Impossible,” “Unique Eats,” “Best Thing I Ever Ate,” “Chopped” and “Iron Chef: Gauntlet.” Sawyer also appeared as an investor on the CNBC Lebron James-produced show “Cleveland Hustles,” which debuted August 2016 and highlighted several Cleveland-area entrepreneurs competing for the support and guidance of local business owners.
When Chef is not in the kitchen, he is surrounded by his family, including his wife Amelia, son Catcher, and daughter Louisiana. He is a tireless supporter of the green movement, local agriculture and sustainable businesses both in Northeast Ohio and around the country.
As Chef/Owner of the Boston-based Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Barbara oversees seven celebrated culinary concepts, including No.9 Park, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, Stir, Drink, Sportello, and Menton. Her cookbook, Stir: Mixing It Up in The Italian Tradition, received the prestigious Gourmand Award for Best Chef Cookbook and she shares her life story through her memoir, Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire, released April 11, 2017. Barbara is the only female, American Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, and has earned two James Beard Foundation Awards (Best Chef Northeast and Outstanding Restaurateur) as well as an Amelia Earhart Award for her success in a male-dominated field. In 2017, Barbara was named to the TIME 100, TIME Magazine's annual list of the world's most powerful people.
Photo Credits: Ludo Lefebvre by Lionel Deluy; Jamie Bissonnette by Josh Andrus; Ken Oringer by Noah Fecks; John Shields by Galdones Photography; Hugo Ortega by Debora Smail