Bourdain to Headline Restaurant Show

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Bourdain to Headline Restaurant Show


Chef and Emmy-award winning television host (“No Reservations,” “The Layover”, “The Taste” and “Parts Unknown”) Anthony Bourdain is known for his rapier wit and kitchen insight. He will bring both with him to Chicago as a featured speaker at the annual Restaurants Rock industry celebration as part of the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and International Wine, Spirits and Beer Event, running May 18-21.

He will speak and sign books on Monday, May 20, and also will judge the Star of Bar mixology competition finals on May 19 at The Castle in Chicago.

Registered NRA Show and IWSB attendees may purchase Restaurants Rock tickets for $50 each through April 5. After April 5, tickets will be available for $60 to NRA Show and IWSB attendees. For more information, visit the Show and IWSB websites at and

Oh, and you want to know about Bourdain’s take on flavor, as long as we’re talking about it? Here’s a quote from his book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly: “To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.”