Saturday, July 30, 2011

Palace Whips Up Serving of Controversial Chef Anthony Bourdain this Fall

Chef Anthony Bourdain. Photo courtesy of the Palace Theater.
Anthony Bourdain, internationally acclaimed chef, author, and host of Travel Channel's “NoReservations,” has traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe for his career, and now the controversial cook is coming to the Palace Theater in Waterbury for an interactive live appearance on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 pm.

Tickets can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org,or in person at the Palace Theater Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. 

Dubbed “the badboy of cuisine” for his rock star looks and blunt observations about the world of restaurants, chefs and cooking, Bourdain has built a reputation forbeing controversial, opinionated and always entertaining. In this rare, uncensored, live appearance, he will share the fascinating, hysterical, and sometimesshocking stories behind his life, books, travels, and his hit show. He also will take questions from the audience.

The executive chef at New  York's famed bistro Les Halles, Bourdain is theauthor of the bestselling "KitchenConfidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly," a candid andhumorous portrait of his life in restaurant kitchens that has been translated into more than 28 languages. His new book, "Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook," pulls back the curtain on all of the big-time personalities of the modern gastronomical revolution, as only Bourdain can.

Other books include "Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook," "The Nasty Bits" and No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach," an illustrated journal of Bourdain's travels. Bourdain’s widely popular Emmy-nominated TV show “No Reservations,” can be seen on the TravelChannel and is currently in its fifth season.

As a special incentive for Connecticut ‘s food aficionados, visit www.restaurantsCT.com for a chance to win one of two VIP ticket packages to the show, as well as a $100 gift card to one of the state's most popular restaurants. Eighteen second place winners also will  receive a restaurant gift card. RestaurantsCT.com is the state's leading web site connecting the dining public to more than 2,000 of Connecticut's best restaurants.

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