Out on the Town: Stone Groove

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Cambria gathers a group of L.A.-based design professionals for a night of eating and drinking with one of the city’s top chefs,Ludo Lefebvre

Chef Ludo and his wife Krissy in their new kitchen featuring countertops by Cambria.

“I love it. I just love it,” said Ludo Lefebvre, one of L.A.’s most celebrated chefs, as he and his wife Krissy welcomed a group of Southern California-based design professionals to marvel over the recently renovated kitchen in their new Encino home featuring countertops made from Cambria’s Clovelly design. The stone makes a statement with its creamy background and swooping veins of copper, brown and black, bring a touch of sly drama to the efficient, welcoming space.

Lauren Goldberg, Amy Kehoe and Chef Ludo
Matt Walker and Eloise Goldman
Lauren Goldberg, Iris Adelmann, Erin Cunningham, Chef Ludo, Jeff Soler, Dorothy Alon, Abigail Stone

After gorging on cheesy gougeres, piping hot from the oven, the group were shuttled to Petit Trois Le Valley, Lefebvre’s popular restaurant, where they enjoyed dinner in the private dining room. Over impeccably executed versions of classic Gallic dishes including French fries, steak tartare and baguettes, the guests talked current and upcoming design projects and dream travel itineraries. “I wish I’d put Cambria in here instead of marble,” said Lefebvre, now in chef’s whites, when he came to check on the long table. Heidi Bonesteel, Lauren Goldberg and Matt D’Orisio, who opted for the beautiful, durable quartz surface in some of their recent projects, understood. “It’s so easy to use,” says D’Orisio. “You don’t have to do anything to it,” Added Bonesteel, “There’s a huge range of colors and patterns to choose from. It makes the results feel very custom.”

Gulla Jonsdottir and Krissy Lefebvre
Guests enjoy dinner at Petit Trois Le Valley

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