Okay, so here’s how it goes. Two weeks in advance you log-on to the Trois Mec website (spaces or ‘tickets’ for the following two weeks are released every other Friday at 8am), you register, you then have 15 minutes to complete your ticket purchase.
Ticket price varies, but the five-course set dinner menu tends to come in north of the $75 mark, and includes service charge and tax, but is exclusive of all drinks, coffee and tea, except water. There are two seatings per night (with optional $45 wine pairing), and two hours is allotted per table, so latecomers are severely frowned upon as the whole of service is thrown out of kilter. Got that?
Since the advent of Ferran Adria’s Tickets in Barcelona and Grant Achatz’s popular Next in Chicago, it appears that, like it or not, restaurant ticketing systems are here to stay. Lucky then, that at Trois Mec, it’s worth it.
Behind the stoves of this 26-seater that has all LA agog, is the team that brought you super successes LudoBites and Animal – Ludovic Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. The monthly changing menu plates a neat and seasonal array from spiced buckwheat popcorn and morels in ramp butter, to braised BBQ carrots with watercress, and rib cap beef with shallot broth, black walnut and clover spelt, but you’ll have to set your alarm on Friday for 7.55am to snag a ticket, err, seat.