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Oct 31, 2011 01:56 PM

Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert in Charlottesville, VA, Last Night

Anyone besides me there? I had 2nd-row seats & the show was FABULOUS! The repartee between the two was really entertaining. Even non-foodies like my husband really enjoyed it. SO glad I got tickets.

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  1. We were there! Such a blast. I wasn't sure what to expect, but they were both highly likable and entertaining and articulate. I would have liked them to take more audience questions, if only to hear them talk longer.

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    1. re: mastomillers

      Why were they there? Are they doing some touring act?

      1. re: thimes

        Yes, it looks like they take the stage together quite a bit. An unlikely show to take on the road, but clearly successful:

        1. re: thimes

          Yes - Anthony is doing a nationwide personal appearance tour. For November, apparently Eric Ripert will only be joining him for his Portland, Maine, show. His other appearances will just be solo, I believe.

          1. re: Breezychow

            Not true. I am seeing them both in Philadelphia tomorrow night. And, Ripert is bringing a Le Bernardin tasting menu to 10 Arts (his Philadelphia venture) all week. We have reservations for that on Saturday night.

            1. re: Philly Ray

              I stand corrected. Took my info off of one of his blogs. Sorry that it was incorrect.

      2. I saw them both in Boston at Symphony Hall back in March. Both of my boyfriends were just freakin' brilliant. :-)

        I, however, didn't have 2nd row seats - LUCKY YOU, Breezychow!

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        1. re: LindaWhit

          What Linda said ;-) Amazing how entertaining and articulate these two men on a stage with a couple chairs and a couple beers are.

        2. Glad you and others got the chance to see/or will see them.

          I saw them a few years back in NYC at the great Gourmet Institute (Side note: those were really great events. Much missed.) in a small Conde nast(y) presentation room. I think it may have been one of the first times they got together on stage. There were about 40-50 people there. It was great. I woman next to me agreed with me that they should take the act on the road.

          Later that day I found myself sharing an elevator with Eric Ripert. He expressed real surprise about how well the talk had been received. He figured it was a one time thing.

          1. Nice piece on Bourdain posted overnight at HuffPost -