Ludo Lefebvre

Top Chef Just Desserts Season 2 Finale: Michael Laiskonis on MOFs and Motifs

We’ve come to the finale of this season of Top Chef Just Desserts. In keeping with tradition, Michael Laiskonis, Executive Pastry Chef at Le Bernardin, helps us navigate the sweet and lowdown. Is the restaurant pastry chef the underdog here? I think there is some truth to that- it depends on how well-rounded a pastry chef’s [...]

On Our Plate This Week: Restaurant Weeks Around the Nation; The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties Giveaway; Ludo Bites America Premieres

Here’s what’s happening on and around OpenTable this week… * Tickets are on sale for the Miami Spice Kickoff Event & Fundraiser on Thursday, July 28th. Buy tickets today! * “The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties” UrbanDaddy/OpenTable giveaway ends tomorrow. Enter now. * “Ludo Bites America” premieres Tuesday night on the Sundance Channel. Can’t [...]

Foodspotting: Does Foodie Photography Make You Lose Your Appetite?

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles has kicked off its new (pre-digital) food photography exhibit called “In Focus: Tasteful Pictures” around the same time that everyone is talking about the rise of diners obsessively photographing their food; some are even videotaping their dining experiences. Chefs, beyond Grant Achatz, and including Ludo Lefebvre, are getting upset [...]