Join Anthony Bourdain and his good friend Eric Ripert – both internationally renowned chefs, authors and television hosts – 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 Houston for one night only, tonight, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts (SPA). It will be an 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 –sometimes shocking – portraits of life in restaurant kitchens. His latest project Get Jiro!, a culinary-themed graphic novel, was released on July 3 and has already reached the #1 spot on The New York Times bestseller list. Published in conjunction with his former series on Food Network, his 2001 book A Cook's Tour, was also a bestseller in the United States and the UK. Bourdain will also host a brand new series on CNN in early 2013, expanding the network's coverage of travel, culture and cuisine.
Eric Ripert is the chef and co-owner at 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 more than two decades. He has also served as guest judge and fan favorite on Bravo's "Top Chef" for 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.
Ticket prices range from $45 to $75. Tickets will be available by phone at 713-227-4772, online at www.spahouston.org, or at SPA's box office located at the courtyard level of Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002.
A limited number of VIP tickets will be available, which include: premium 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.
Copies of Bourdain's and Ripert's books will be available for purchase on-site from Brazos Bookstore, the show's Official Bookstore Sponsor.
Founded in 1966, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is the largest independent non-profit presenting organization in the Southwest. Since its inception, SPA has sponsored more than 1,000 performances of the world's finest music, dance and theater events, in adherence to the belief that the arts are fundamental to the overall enrichment and quality of life within the community. In addition to presenting artists, SPA seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults and children through master classes, lectures and special student performances, as well as build relationships between the performing arts and other interests within the greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas.