The world loves pairings–peanut butter and jelly, Siegfried and Roy, Cheech and Chong–you get the drift. The friendship of renowned chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert has baffled many for years. One is infamous for his razor-tongued and candid wit while the other is known for his mild manners and culinary genius (not to mention an endearingly suave French accent–just listen to Ripert say poissonier). Perhaps it’s true–opposites do attract. The two have often paired up for television appearances, cooking demos, and even hosted a limited-run show on Sirius XM radio together. Their chemistry is undeniable and anyone who has watched or listened to the twosome find them entertaining in a ‘you-should-take-that-show-on-the-road’ kind of way. Well, they have done just that.
On November 2nd, Bourdain and Ripert will take the stage at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia to share hilarious and gossip-worthy stories from the culinary underbelly–letting the audience in on what really happens behind those swinging kitchen doors. Those attending would do well to practice their best James Lipton impression as the chefs will be taking questions from the audience as well.
Thanks to the generosity of the Kimmel Center and Mills Entertainment, I will be giving away two (2) tickets to the show. Entering to win is simple; see instructions as well as event information below:
1. Share the link to this blog post on Facebook and/or Twitter
2. Leave a comment on this blog post sharing your favorite Bourdain or Ripert quote/moment and provide a link so I can verify that you have performed step 1.
3. If you haven’t already, ‘like’ The Palate Princess on Facebook by clicking here.
The contest runs from now until midnight October 31st. A winner will be randomly chosen by random.org and notified via e-mail so please make sure you provide a valid e-mail address when entering. For a complete list of rules, click here.
Location: Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Date and time: November 2, 7:30 PM
Cost: Tickets range from $45-55 (Readers of The Palate Princess are eligible for a $5 discount by entering the code RESERVATION when ordering online.)
Tickets: To order online, click here. To order by telephone, call (215) 893-1999. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office.
Photo courtesy of the Kimmel Center