Trois Mec is the vision of Ludo Lefebvre, in conjunction with partners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (of Animal, Son of a Gun, and Jon & Vinny's). Opened in June 2013 in an old pizza parlor in a strip mall, Trois Mec, which loosely translates to “three guys”, offers a constantly changing five-course tasting menu and operates on a special ticketing system. The old Raffalo's Pizza sign still hangs above the door outside, but that was the intention. It started as and remains an unpretentious fine-dining experience.
Jonathan Gold, critic for the Los Angeles Times, named it one of his “Top 101 Restaurants” almost immediately after it opened. Since then Trois Mec has earned continuous praise and rave reviews including being named the #1 “Best New Restaurant” by Los Angeles Magazine, #1 Restaurant in Los Angeles of 2014 by LA Weekly, and garnering the #1 “Best Restaurant Dish” by Food & Wine in 2013.
Chef Ludo Lefebvre is one of the most influential chefs in Los Angeles dining, pioneering and revolutionizing the culinary industry.
Los Angeles chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are the owners of animal, Son of a Gun, Trois Mec, Petit Trois and Jon & Vinny's. They have been credited with innovating and changing the dining scene in Los Angeles through their critically acclaimed restaurants.