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Chef Ludo Lefebvre Quarterly Subscription Box Review #LLQ02

Chef Ludo Lefebvre Quarterly Subscription Box Review #LLQ02 Box

Chef Ludo is one of the newest Quarterly curators. A little more about Chef Ludo from Quarterly:

Chef Ludo Lefebvre—one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Chefs” and mastermind behind Trois Mec, the highly rated Los Angeles restaurant—will send you his favorites in food and food preparation.

This box was sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Chef Ludo Lefebvre Quarterly Subscription Box Review #LLQ02 Items

The Subscription Box: Chef Ludo Lefebvre for Quarterly

The Cost: $50 a box

The Products: Chef Ludo’s favorite cooking tools and supplies.

Ships to: US and Worldwide.

Chef Ludo Lefebvre Quarterly Subscription Box Review #LLQ02 Letter

Each Quarterly Box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included. This box is all about celebrating the holidays. (FYI – this box arrived well before the 25th, I’m just a little behind on reviews!)

Chef Ludo Lefebvre Quarterly Subscription Box Review #LLQ02 Recipe

In addition to the letter, Ludo also included recipes for Pain D’Epices  and Burgundy Escargots.

Chef Ludo Lefebvre Quarterly Subscription Box Review #LLQ02 Spices

Ludo Lefebvre Spice Blend Mix

Paper Loaf Pans

These items were included for the Pain D’Epices recipe. The spice mix is a blend of orange peel, lemon peel, cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, cloves, sea salt and cumin.

The holidays of my youth were spent eating lots of homemade pizzelles, so the anise in this mix smells just like Christmas to me!

Chef Ludo Lefebvre Quarterly Subscription Box Review #LLQ02 Miel

Le Grand Miel French Honey – 500 g Value $15?

This honey was also included for the spice bread recipe. The recipe calls for 3/4 cup honey, so there will be plenty left over for more bread or anything else!

Chef Ludo Lefebvre Quarterly Subscription Box Review #LLQ02 Forks

Sambonet Party Forks – Value $40

These were included for the Escargot appetizer. They are stainless steel and dishwasher safe, so I know I’ll use them.

Chef Ludo Lefebvre Quarterly Subscription Box Review #LLQ02 Candle

Voluspa Crisp Champagne Candle – Value $16

This candle is made from a coconut wax blend, and the scent is sweet but not too sweet. I like a lot, and I was actually expecting the retail value to be higher!

Verdict: I think this is a very thoughtful holiday entertaining box. I’m not sure on the values of the spice mix or paper bread pans, but I think it is safe to say this box is worth at least $75, probably more.

What do you think of #LLQ02?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Posted in Chef Ludo Quarterly Box Reviews, Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Quarterly Co. Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. I had subscribed again as I wanted to give this a 2nd chance since I returned the 1st box but canceled before shipping and glad I did. This box is not what I thought it would be. Appreciate huge review.

  2. I’m glad that MSA reviewed the box. It wasn’t what I was expecting and am glad I dropped it before it shipped. I thought the main recipe was going to be a Christmas log based on the hint, not Pain D’Epices.

  3. I know he’s a great chef and all but what a jerk. Maybe he has reason to be but I won’t be buying his box

  4. Well, unless you live in a big city and have access to an ingredient like escargot, this is a pretty impractical box. The “party forks” are escargot forks, so not that useful. I get local honey that tastes much better than a packaged product, so I wouldn’t use that. And a spice mix for a single recipe? Again, impractical. I’d have been seriously annoyed if I spent $50 on this. I was definitely annoyed with his last box too, so color me unimpressed!

    • While I wouldn’t spend $50 on this box either, the party forks could be used for many party hors d’oeuvres and are not at all limited to escargot. And that honey is a high quality product (as opposed to an off the supermarket shelf brand) that would definitely beat some local honey in a blind taste test, though perhaps not yours. Still, I agree with your general sentiment. Not tempted at all by the box.

    • I agree with you. This box does not impress me at all for $50. My grandfather (who is French) might be a tad tickled at the thought behind it (escargot, pain, etc.) but other than that this box is impractical for me.

  5. I was ready to be dismissive of this box (I’m generally unimpressed with “celebrity chefs”), but that actually looks really nice! I’m intrigued by the champagne scented candle, and its packaging is pretty. I like that the recipes are handwritten too, they feel more personal that way.

  6. Very nice box! If it ends up in a Best of Quarterly I will definitely get one.

    • Yes, I will totally get it too if it ends up in Best of Quarterly! I love that silverware set.