Crab salad inspired by a dish by Yves Camdeborde. Photo: gourmet.com
I have long believed that Paris and New York are jealous lovers—mutually obsessed, covetous, but still fiercely stubborn and, ultimately, true only to themselves. Nowhere is this dynamic more apparent than in the kitchen, where American innovation has borrowed from (and then challenged) the French standard that has dominated for so long. This Friday and Saturday, in a glorious and long overdue collision of American and French culinary love, P.S. 1 will play host to Le Fooding d’Amour Paris-New York. For all our New York-based readers, you may not be able to justify a trip across the Atlantic, but you have no excuse not to make it across the East River.
“Le Fooding,” the French culinary movement that celebrates food-made-with-feeling, has long applauded upstart chefs and their efforts to shake up the French food scene. This weekend, some of New York’s best (David Chang, Wylie Dufresne, Daniel Boulud) will showcase their craft alongside some of Paris’ wiliest culinary talents. Among the French attendees are Inaki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand), Stéphane Jégo (L’Ami Jean), Yves Camdeborde (Le Comptoir du Relais), and others.
A dessert from Wylie Dufresne’s WD-50.
Cocktails from both sides of the Atlantic will be flowing, as will music from Paul Sevigny (New York) and Kolkoz and Benjamin Moreau (Le Baron, Paris). All proceeds support Action Against Hunger.
The event takes place Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26, at P.S.1 in Long Island City. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $30. For more information, click here.