He’s going to be nearby. Anthony Bourdain, the irreverent book author, TV personality, and chef, will be making a stop in Wilmington, DE, at 8 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 22. Once again, he’ll be sharing his candid insights into the restaurant world.
Bourdain will be solo this time, unlike his appearance in Baltimore last year when he shared the stage with NYC chef Eric Ripert. While he and Ripert were a good duo, I’m sure it would be fun to see Bourdain unleashed on his own.
He’ll be appearing at the DuPont Theatre, a gorgeous Victorian theater in the swanky Hotel Du Pont that has been drawing name stars since 1913. I went there many times when I lived in Wilmington, and there’s not a bad seat in the house. Several years ago, I saw chefs Mario Batali and Jacques Pepin and food critic Gael Greene, all together, on the stage. It was great.
Tickets for the Bourdain show are $39.50, $49.50, and $85.50 (for a VIP package, including a meet-and-greet with Bourdain).
If you go, you might want to get there earlier for dinner. Of course, there’s the Green Room in the Hotel Du Pont (beautiful, French, and expensive), but other options within walking distance are Deep Blue Bar & Grill (seafood) and, one of my favorites, Orillas Tapas Bar and Restaurant, where a CIA-trained chef turns out great small plates.
Have fun if you go.
Of course, closer to home, you can see Food Network's Alton Brown at 8 p.m. on March 19 at the second annual Foodie Experience at the Hippodrome Theatre.
Tickets are $94 and include tastings and an open bar after the show. VIP tickets are $250 and include front orchestra seats, a pre-show cocktail reception, and a cooking demo.