Anthony Bourdain to Appear at Majestic Theatre in Dallas

You asked for him, you’ll have Tony for one night only, Thursday, October 27th at 8:00pm at The Majestic Theatre. According to his handlers “Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid and often hilarious insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience.” I’ve invited John Tesar to be my date. Anybody in for a group session!

Details below. 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 Chef-at-large at New York’s famed bistro Les Halles, is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, an upfront, hysterical, and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitchens that has been translated into over 28 languages.  His book, A Cook’s Tour, published in conjunction with his series on the Food Network, was also a bestseller in the U.S. and the U.K.  His newest best-seller, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, is a delectable journey that explores the changes in the subculture of chefs, cooks, the restaurant business and for Anthony himself since Kitchen Confidential.

A contributing authority for Food Arts Magazine, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times and Gourmet.  He has also been profiled by CBS Sunday Morning and Nightline including an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.  No Reservations, nominated for an Emmy and widely popular all over the world, is starting its ninth season July 11th.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 15th at 10am. Ticket prices range from $30- $165 for VIP packages.  Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available, this includes: premiere seating, an exclusive meet and greet session with Bourdain featuring hors d’oeuvres, a photo opportunity, a limited edition Anthony Bourdain tour poster and a limited edition tour VIP laminate.

Copies of Bourdain’s new book, Medium Raw:  A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, along with other titles from his back catalog, will be available for purchase on site.


  • don’t forget…contributing writer for all restaurant/food scenes in HBO’s “Treme”

  • Michael

    Tony Bourdain is a chain smoker. How in the world does he claim to have such a refined palate, when smoking completely dulls out your tastebuds? Bourdain is so snobbish, he makes all the frou-frou judges on Top Chef look like humanitarians. I enjoyed the one episode of Top Chef several years back when a chef named Howie argued with Bourdain at the judging table, using information from one of Bourdain’s own books, and won.

  • Kevin72

    Bourdain quit smoking several years ago.

    Howie didn’t win that challenge; he was in the bottom 3 for not plating his final dish and because he yes, quoted Bourdain’s book back to him, he only argued his way out of elimination.

  • Les

    @Michael, great point but I believe he stopped smoking in 2007. I think you would be better off reading a book than gleaning your information from tv.

    At this point he seems like more of an entertainer than anything, and that is okay. I am entertained.

  • Brandon

    Anybody know the presale password? I believe it starts at 10 am this morning.

  • Thomas

    The password is ‘TONY’. I got it in a email from Ticketmaster this morning.

  • Brandon

    @Thomas: Awesome! Thank you.

  • AD

    @Thomas – Thank you. Just bought Meet and Greet tickets for my fiance for his birthday. He is going to be so excited!

  • milkandcookies

    yikes, wouldn’t pay $ for that
    word is his ego is on overdrive

  • Brandon

    @milkandcookies: Yup. I had to decline once I got to the submit order page. $140 for two tickets is a little steep. They would have been great seats though. Row L center stage.