Join Anthony Bourdain and his good friend, Eric Ripert – internationally renowned chefs, authors, and television personalities – as they share stories and muse on the place of food in our personal, community, and global life. Their Good vs. Evil tour will visit Pittsburgh for one night only, Monday, May 6, 2013 at The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. It will be a truly engaging evening of storytelling and observation, providing frank and provocative insight into what really goes on behind kitchen doors.
Anthony Bourdain, chef-at-large at New York's famed Brasserie Les Halles, is the author of bestselling titles Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw – both hilariously blunt and sometimes shocking portraits of life in restaurant kitchens. His latest project Get Jiro!, a culinary-themed graphic novel, was released on July 3 and quickly reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. In addition to hostingTravel Channel's Emmy Award-winning No Reservations and The Layover, Bourdain will serve as host for two new television shows premiering in 2013: The Taste, a cooking competition series for ABC, and a docu-series for CNN, expanding the network's coverage of travel, culture and cuisine.
Eric Ripert is the chef and co-owner of New York's famed Le Bernardin, which continues to receive universal critical acclaim, including three stars from the Michelin Guide, an unprecedented "29" food rating from the Zagat Guide for the past three years, and consistent four-star reviews from the New York Times for over two decades. He has also served as guest judge and "fan favorite" on Bravo's Top Cheffor several seasons. Ripert is the author of four cookbooks, including 2010's Avec Eric (based on his popular PBS program of the same name), On the Line, A Return to Cooking, and the Le Bernardin Cookbook.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 16 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices range from $45 to $65. Tickets will be available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at TrustArts.org, or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. For more information, visit GoodVsEvilTour.com.
A limited number of VIP tickets will be available ($145), which include: premier seating, a limited edition tour poster and VIP laminate, and exclusive access to a post-show meet and greet reception featuring complimentary hors d'oeuvres and photo and signing opportunities with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert. Pittsburgh's acclaimed Meat & Potatoes is proud to be recognized as the Official Restaurant Sponsor of the evening, and Chef Richard DeShantz will be providing an innovative selection of appetizers for VIP reception attendees.