Presale tickets for the culinary event Le Grand Fooding are now on sale. The event will take place April 26 and 27 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and will feature some of the best chefs in Paris and Los Angeles, including Nancy Silverton, Josef Centeno and Roy Choi.
The chef lineup on April 26: Choi of the Kogi empire, Inaki Aizpitarte of Le Chateaubriand in Paris, Centeno of Baco Mercat and Bar Ama, Gregory Marchand of Frenchie in Paris, Jean-François Piège of Restaurant Jean-François Piège in Paris, Chateau Marmont's Carolynn Spence and Silverton of Mozza.
On April 27, the lineup will switch to Ludo Lefebvre of L.A.'s Trois Mecs, Jordan Kahn of Red Medecine and Sven Chartier of Septime in Paris. Aizpitarte will also make a return appearance.
Presale tickets are available to Mastercard holders only; click here to purchase. Twenty percent of event ticket sales will also benefit the L.A. Food Bank and MOCA. General tickets go on sale April 2 at www.legrandfooding.com.
Le Tasty Crush Ticket (7 p.m. April 26 & 27, $50): food tastings, cheeses from France, S. Pellegrino water + 1 flute of Veuve Clicquot.
Le Clicquot Crush Ticket (from 6 p.m. April 26 & 27, $80): This ticket gets you the same food tasting as Le Tasty Crush but also includes a Champagne preview for 100 attendees, a special sneak preview from 6 to 7 p.m. to sample six recipes by the participating chefs, access to the open Veuve Clicquot Crush bar for the first hour and to the "pique-nique," a sort of urban shelter where DJs will be spinning.
Le Mastercard Priceless Crush Ticket (from 6 p.m. April 26 & 27, $125): In addition to the Tasty and Clicquot crush ticket festivities, 20 MasterCard cardholders will receive full backstage access to a guest-list only VIP area and an exclusive dish made by chef Chartier on April 26 and by Marchand on April 27.
L.A. artist Shepard Fairey and Paris artist André Saraiva will also design and sell T-shirts to benefit the L.A. Food Bank.