As your foodiot friends might have told you, Le Grand Fooding is back this weekend. And impressively, considering the French import is one of the more entertaining food fests going, there are still tickets for a few of the events available. Why brunch when you can luncheon?
Sadly the Le Clicquot tours of Brooklyn are sold out, as is the Darkness with a Chance of Piperade, but! You can still have a Luncheon in the Dust or attend the Campfire Session. The former, which is not a Burning Man reference but rather a picnic in the midst of Brooklyn Flea, features "Magnus Nilsson (Faviken Magasinet, Sweden), Bertrand Grébaut (Septime, France) and the Van Leeuwen crew (Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, USA)" paying "an avant-garde homage to vintage foods" for just $15. What does that mean? That means they promise "to lend flavor to vintage, to reinvent yesterday’s palate… and no one will even kiss the dust." Got that?
Meanwhile the Campfire is being called an "unforgettable fireside adventure featuring a musical line-up prepared in collaboration with Downtown Records (Mike D, Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow...), creative cocktails and culinary creations of various local and international chefs (such as Pierre Hermé, the Picasso of pastry!)." Yes. The Picasso of pastry will be there. This event, being a bigger thing, costs $60.
But hey, twenty percent of the ticket price supports Action Against Hunger—and there are worse ways to spend the first weekend of fall than eating well.