Check Out the Lineup for the Le Fooding Throwdown Between NYC and S.F.

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Photo: Courtesy of Le Fooding

The Paris culinary hipsters behind Le Fooding are rubbing their hands with excitation as they announce the heavyweight lineup for September's Le Grand Fooding battle between New York and San Francisco, as Inside Scoop SF reports. Last year's event, the first of its kind, threw NY foodies into fits as they watched six local chefs in a BBQ deathmatch against six Paris chefs, with the results being a bit mixed and disorganized. This year's event will play off the rivalry that writer Kim Severson recently likened to a "frustrated, put-upon, wealthier" older sister (New York) and the "gorgeous younger sister... that everyone's attracted to" (San Francisco). See the full lineup of chefs from each coast below, which includes Nate Appleman, who traitorously switched sides last year.

It all happens September 24 and 25 at P.S.1 in Queens (tickets go on sale in August), and as the Scoop's Paolo Lucchesi quips, "Lets all agree to go easy on the fig jokes, ok?"

From S.F.:
Daniel Patterson (Coi)
Mourad Lahlou (Aziza)
Laurence Jossel (Nopa)
Jeremy Fox (the upcoming Plum, formerly Ubuntu)
Melissa Perello (Frances)
James Shyabout (Commis)

From NYC:
David Chang (Momofuku, Ma Peche, etc)
Dan Barber (Blue Hill)
Nate Appleman (Pulino's)
Mario Carbone (Torrisi Italian Specialties)
Brian Leth (Vinegar Hill House)
Rob Newton (Seersucker)

Also, there'll be a pizza throwdown between Pizzaiolos Charlie Hallowell and PizzaMotos Pamela Woods, as well as a cocktail throwdown between Erick Castro of Rickhouse and Jim Meehan of PDT. Battle royale, indeed.


Behold the starry chef lineup for this years Le Fooding NYC-SF throwdown
[Inside Scoop SF]
Earlier: Le Fooding Pits New York Against San Francisco [Grub Street NY]
Boulud Teaches French Chefs That American Food Isnt Terrible [Grub Street NY]
Le Fooding Recap [Booze NYC]