The “French Masters Dinner Presented by Fisher & Paykel” was a celebration of French culinary excellence through the generations, hosted by Los Angeles' own Ludo Lefebvre. Chef Ludo welcomed some of the world's greatest chefs (and his mentors), Alain Passard and Marc & Pierre Meneau, into Restaurant Stadium along with Paris “it” chef, Iñaki Aizpitarte, for a never-before-seen collaboration of international culinary talent.
The chefs prepared a five course exquisite dinner with an elegant pairing of French wine, all while interacting with each other and the intimate crowd of 270 guests. Florian Bellanger (French pastry chef / “Cupcake Wars”) helped host the event along with master maitre d', Donato Poto. The menu included a first course of sweet and sour vegetables, followed by a delicious dungeness crab dish, wild crayfish for the third course, then duck breast topped with grilled cabbage, and for dessert a lime scented napoleon was served .