| Photo: Le Fooding
September always has us craving heartier fare: cheese, bread, red wine, prosciutto, frites. We start clicking on plane fares to Europe, only to shudder at the prices.
Thank goodness, then, that Paris is doing us a favor and hopping stateside this September in the form of several events. Francophiles in New York City and beyond might be intrigued by 'Le Fooding,' a two-day urban picnic held at P.S.1, one of the city's fairer museums, on September 25th and 26th.
A dozen well-known Parisian and New York chefs will be joined by mixologists, DJs and performance artists in a two-day extravaganza. We wouldn't have given it much pause if we didn't see the famous Bo Ssam from Gotham's Momofuku on offer alongside grilled chicken necks drizzled with yuzu by WD-50's Wylie Dusfresne and several tempting items from a variety of well-known Parisian eateries. Tickets are $30 per day, and we're liking the Friday night lineup.
That weekend doesn't work for you? No worries. In the even nearer future, the French Institute Alliance Française will be working with some of those buzzed-about Gotham chefs -- and even brighter French talents like the renowned Michel Bras -- on the weekend of September 12th and 13th. Among their planned events are a daylong dance-inflected event in Central Park involving French "bento boxes."
Weird? Yes. Our sort of weird? Absolument.