Bourdain and Ripert: Good vs. evil

Written by Bob Batz Jr. on


On Monday, May 6, two celebrity chefs take the stage at Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

Anthony Bourdain, at left, and his buddy Eric Ripert will "share stories and muse on the place of food in our personal, community and global life" as their Good vs. Evil Tour stops here.

Mr. Bourdain, chef-at-large at New York’s Brasserie Les Halles, is the author of bestselling books "Kitchen Confidential" and "Medium Raw," and recently did a food-themed graphic novel, "Get Jiro!," that people gobbled up. You've probably seen him on the Travel Channel's "No Reservations" or maybe "The Layover" (and he's got two more shows in the works for later this year, including "The Taste" for ABC). 

Mr. Ripert is the chef and co-owner of New York’s Le Bernardin, the author of four cookbooks, and you've probably seen him on Bravo’s "Top Chef."

If you want to see them together on stage, tickets are $45 to $65 and are available via 412-456-6666, online, and at the Theater Square Box Office.

If you're really into it, you can pay $145 for a VIP ticket that gets you "premier seating," a tour poster and laminated VIP tag, and access to a post-show meet-and-greet reception with hors d’oeuvres (by Meat & Potatoes, the show's "the Official Restaurant Sponsor") and photo and signing opps.

Oh, and copies of the chef's books will be available for purchase from Penguin Bookshop of Sewickley, the show’s "Official Bookstore Sponsor."

Maybe The Forks can be the Official Food Blog sponsor?

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust photo

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