On 30 May, cult Paris restaurant guide, Le Fooding, will host Veillée Foodstock, a food and music evening showcasing the most exciting and in-the-know aspects of Paris’ culinary scene.

Le Fooding concentrates on discovering and reviewing independent, authentic and often low-key restaurants, rather than Michelin-starred, white linen tablecloth-clad affairs, giving it a reputation for being cutting edge, contemporary and very much an insider guide.

The one-night event combines live music with food from some of their favourite Paris restaurants, and will take place at new roof terrace bar, Nuba, overlooking the Seine. Chef Delphine Zampetti, from the restaurant CheZ Aline (85 rue de la Roquette; 01-43-71-90-75) in the 11th arrondissement, will host a stand called La Crèmerie, with dairy-themed dishes such as a gourmet Cantal cheese and mustard sandwich, while the chefs from Roseval in the 20th arrondissement – which won Le Fooding’s award for best new restaurant in 2013 – will man La Souperie, serving a smoked potato and raw langoustine soup. The soundtrack to all the gastronomic indulgence will be provided by favourites on the French music scene including the Parisian pop group Naïve New Beaters and smooth singer and guitar player, Keziah Jones.

Tickets are 25 euros, with profits going to charity, and must be purchased in advance on Le Fooding’s website.

Kim Laidlaw is the Paris Localite for BBC Travel. She also writes www.unlockparis.com.