Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert, live at The Bushnell on Friday, May 3, 2013. Join Anthony Bourdain, chef, author of Medium Raw and world recognized television host and personality and Eric Ripert, renowned chef of Le Bernardin, author, host of "Avec Eric" on PBS and regular guest on Bravo's Top Chef as they share stories and muse on the place of food in our personal, community and global life. It's an evening of storytelling and observation providing frank and provocative insight into what really goes on behind the kitchen doors.
Anthony Bourdain has been dubbed "the bad boy of cuisine" for his rock star look and blunt observations about the world of restaurants, chefs and cooking. Bourdain, the former executive chef at New York's famed bistro Les Halles, is the author of the bestselling novels, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and most recently Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. Bourdain will also debut a brand new show on CNN in early 2013, expanding the network's coverage of food and travel.
Eric Ripert's Le Bernardin continues to receive universal critical acclaim for its food and service and the Zagat Guide has recognized the restaurant as the "Best Food" in New York City for the last seven consecutive years. Ripert has also served as guest judge (and "fan favorite") on Bravo's Top Chef for the past four seasons. This past Fall, Ripert published his fourth book entitled, Avec Eric: A Culinary Journey with Eric Ripert in addition to his previous titles: On the Line and A Return to Cooking andthe Le Bernardin Cookbook.
Tickets go on sale Monday, July 30th and range from $42.50 - $60.00 and are available online at Bushnell.org, charge by phone at 860-987-5900 and the Bushnell Box Office.
A limited number of VIP tickets will be available, which includes premiere seating, access to an exclusive meet and greet session with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a VIP tour laminate and a limited edition poster.
Copies of Bourdain's new book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, and Ripert's Avec Eric: A Culinary Journey with Eric Ripert along with other titles from their back catalogs will be available for purchase on site.
Celebrating 80 years, The Bushnell is Connecticut's premier performing arts center, hosting more than 350 events yearly, including major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, local arts and community events. The Bushnell is home to two theaters- the historic 2,800-seat Mortensen Hall, and the 907-seat Belding Theater, a state-of-the-art performance hall that opened in 2001. The Bushnell's nationally recognized, award-winning, arts-in-education program, PARTNERS (Partners in Arts and Education Revitalizing Schools), now in its 19th year, continues to provide quality arts-in-education programs for schools and communities across Greater Hartford. The Bushnell opened in January 1930 and is a not-for-profit organization that is proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens. For more information, call The Bushnell at (860) 987-6000, The Bushnell Box Office at (860) 987-5900 or visit our website at www.bushnell.org.
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