If May's Great Googa Mooga showdown wasn't enough of a cuisine escapade for Brooklyn foodies, it appears that next month the borough will host yet another epic eating event. Le Grand Fooding New York, an annual offshoot of the France-based Le Grand Fooding festival, will be heading to the Land of All Things Artisanal for four food-packed days in September.
Tickets don't go on sale until Tuesday, but Grub Street leaked the schedule yesterday and it looks like a doozy. The festival runs from September 19 to the 23rd, and will team up global food gods like Alain Senderens, Inaki Aizpitarte and Magnus Nilsson with homegrown cuisiniers like Russell Dougherty from Nitehawk Cinema, Hugue Dufour from LIC's M.Wells and the entire Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream team.
And, of course, no Brooklyn culinary experience is complete without live music—the festival is set to conclude with a second annual Campfire Session event featuring Mos Def, Mike D, Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt and a few yet-to-be announced musical guests. The Brooklyn Flea crew will be on hand to serve up street grub courtesy of the Meat Hook, Mile End Delicatessen, Brooklyn Bangers, PizzaMoto and Choncho's Taco, along with some special local and international chefs as well.
An official schedule and ticket listing will be released later this week, but for now, you can check out details on the event's Facebook page. A portion of all proceeds will go to the humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger.