A tablehopper tweeter spotted culinary duo ~Anthony Bourdain~ and ~Eric Ripert~ at Bouchon on Saturday, and Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapaport spotted The Ripper at Ad Hoc on Sunday. (Ripert and Rapaport were in town to judge the S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena.)
~Anthony Bourdain~ was in town for a performance/presentation at the Paramount Theatre over the weekend, and chef Eddie Blyden of Miss Pearl’s Jam House knew exactly what to send him for a pre-show dinner: bone marrow! He said Bourdain came into the kitchen and they talked for a while: “We stood face to face in the kitchen discussing various topics at length, particularly his African trips—I realized that he truly does his homework.”
Oh Lordy, the interwebs were buzzing with sightings of ~Anthony Bourdain~ last week, who was in town shooting his new show, The Layover. Plenty of his own tweets shared where he went: Chaac Mool in Dolores Park, Toronado, Li Po, Comstock Saloon, Mr. Bing’s, Sam’s Burgers (oooh, that must have been a late night), Swan Oyster Depot, Molinari’s (for a “breakfast hero,” oy), and a jump into the pool at the Tonga Room. Sarah Han at The Bold Italic got a picture with him at the Rice Paper Scissors pop-up, and another tweet revealed he was at Monk’s Kettle. That was some serious tablehopping.