Win Tickets to Spend an Evening with Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert – CLOSED

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.

Good luck!

The contest runs from now until midnight October 31st.  A winner will be randomly chosen by 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 hereTo order by telephone, call (215) 893-1999.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office.

Photo courtesy of the Kimmel Center

About Iris "The Palate Princess" M.

Food writer | Author of Food Lovers' Guide to Philadelphia, Main Squeeze: Juicing Recipes for Your Healthiest Self, and On the Line (coming soon)


  1. Dawn J.
    October 14th, 2011 18:48

    I LOVE Anthony Bourdain, especially when he appears on Top Chef!


  2. Josh W.
    October 14th, 2011 19:10

    Bourdain’s a big mouth but I love him. 🙂 I totally love his take on vegans/vegetarians. Liked you on FB by the way..


  3. Amber D.
    October 14th, 2011 20:41

    Well, I always laugh at the things Bourdain says…but I remember when he said… It’s like Betty Crocker and Charles Manson had a love child and he’s cooking for me…I don’t remember who it was about, but it’s one of his comments that actually stuck. Oh and when he liked to call Marcel (Top Chef), Gastro Boy. =)


    • October 16th, 2011 19:33

      He is hilarious…I love how he called vegans a “Hezbollah-like faction”. Too funny (yet so true). 🙂


  4. Amy Garrett
    October 14th, 2011 21:58

    Eric is so hot!!! Love him and his cookbook Avec Eric.


  5. October 14th, 2011 22:48

    Hey guys, don’t forget to provide your share link in your comments! Thanks!


  6. October 25th, 2011 16:44

    I love that Ripert has a Philly presence!

    I tweeted “Another shot to win tix to see Bourdain and Ripert!” on October 25th @ 4:42PM (not sure how to share the link!)

    Twitter @twoeatphilly


  7. October 26th, 2011 8:08

    I shared the link on Facebook!


  8. October 26th, 2011 8:15

    My favorite Ripert moment was when he was on David Letterman.

    (this should have been in my last comment but I hit send too fast and I couldn’t edit my comment!)


  9. J&J
    October 30th, 2011 22:04

    I dig Bourdain–he’s hilarious! I love how he recently went off on Paula Deen. Btw, I shared a post to this link on Twitter and I ‘liked’ you on FB.


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