Acclaimed LA Chef Ludo Lefebvre Opens LudoBird at Universal CityWalk Hollywood

Universal Hollywood’s CityWalk has partnered with famed French Chef Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec in Los Angeles) to bring his famous buttermilk Provençal Fried Chicken-inspired menu to the LA entertainment and dining complex with the grand opening of LudoBird, serving up a vibrant and flavorful take on the American classic fried chicken sandwich, beginning today, Saturday, March 26, 2016. Continue reading for more details from Universal Hollywood’s press release.

LudoBird at Universal CityWalk

From Universal Studios Hollywood’s Press Release

World renowned Chef Ludo Lefebvre brings his famous buttermilk Provençal Fried Chicken-inspired menu to Universal CityWalk with the debut of LudoBird, serving up a vibrant and flavorful take on the American classic fried chicken sandwich, beginning Saturday, March 26, 2016.

“In my 20th year in Los Angeles, I’m excited to open LudoBird at Universal CityWalk,” said Chef Lefebvre. “As the top entertainment destination in Los Angeles, CityWalk is the ideal match for my passion for this great city where I can create sensational food everyone can enjoy.”

Universal CityWalk

CityWalk’s new establishment, LudoBird, which originated from Chef Lefebvre’s food truck concept called LudoTruck, will invite Southern Californians, and guests visiting from around the globe, to dine alfresco on his tantalizing menu of fried chicken, signature sauces and side dishes.

“We are thrilled to welcome celebrated Chef Ludo Lefebvre to Universal CityWalk as we begin to phase in the next evolution of our dynamic CityWalk entertainment complex,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. “LudoBird’s landing coincides with Universal Studios Hollywood’s much anticipated opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and we look forward to entertaining guests with everything that’s exceptional, from attractions to food.”

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Celebrating 20 years in Los Angeles in 2016, Chef Lefebvre has shaped many culinary trends on both a local and global level and has gained notoriety as a culinary leader in the Los Angeles dining scene.

Chef Ludo Lefebvre hails from Burgundy, France, where he trained with the great masters of French Cuisine before moving to Los Angeles in 1996. From the City of Lights to the City of Angels, Chef Lefebvre has redefined fine dining at his acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant, Trois Mec, has given Angelenos a taste of a true Parisian Bistro at Petit Trois, and uniquely combined French and Mexican cuisine for the most exciting brunch spot in town at Trois Familia.

Chef Lefebvre was named “One of The World’s 50 Greatest Chefs” by Relais & Chateaux, a global fellowship of individually owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants, and was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2001 and 2015. In 2015, Chef Lefebvre was “knighted” by the French government, receiving the prestigious Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres award, which recognizes individuals for their contributions in furthering the arts in France and throughout the world, for his outstanding achievements in cultural diplomacy.

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