Trois Mec, the eagerly anticipated restaurant from Vinny Dotolo, Ludo Lefebvre and Jon Shook opened last Thursday in the space that was formerly home to Raffalo’s Pizza in the strip mall just north of Melrose on Highland. While the Raffalo’s sign remains on the outside, it’s anything but Raffalo’s on the inside.
The space has been totally renovated to create a comfortable setting that gives the diner the feeling that they are a part of the preparation process. There are just 26 seats adjacent to the kitchen.
In such a small space, filling each seat is critically important. So the team at Trois Mec, including wife of Chef Ludo Lefebvre and restaurant partner Krissy Lefebvre, are implementing a ticket system instead of taking reservations. Basically, tickets go on sale on the Trois Mec website at 8AM every other Friday. The price varies depending on the menu for the ticket release period. Currently the menu price is $75 and is subject to a service fee at the time of purchase. The ticket includes all food, water and coffee/tea.
The next round of tickets go on sale this Friday – April 26th at 8AM. You will want to visit the website prior and make sure you register so that when you go to buy your ticket, registration doesn’t slow you down.
Give a listen to this segment of KCRW’s Good Food…with great insight on how reservation no-shows hurt a restaurant’s bottom line. Also, just below you will find a link to food blogger kevinEats.com, who ate at Trois Mec opening night. He captured great views and shares full background on who is helping out behind the scenes.
KCRW – Good Food with Evan Kleinman on Saturday, April 20th…The Red Medicine Twitter Scandal; and (@ 3:32) Should Restaurants Sell Tickets?
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kevinEats – Trois Mec (Los Angeles)