Chefs call for the world to celebrate Bourdain Day on June 25th

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor

Chefs Eric Ripert and Jose Andres are calling for fans of the late Anthony Bourdain to celebrate his life, legacy and birthday on June 25th, with the launch of Bourdain Day. 

The French chef owner of Le Bernardin in New York Tweeted a video of himself and Jose, the Spanish chef who owns a number of restaurants across the US. Both were close friends of the late Anthony Bourdain. 

He said: "On June 25th, we all are going to celebrate the birthday of our dear friend and beloved Anthony Bourdain." 

The pair, finishing each other's sentences in the light-hearted  clip, said: "We want all of you to celebrate his life by cheering to Tony anywhere you want with anyone you want. We will be using the #BourdainDay and cheering to Anthony."

Raising his glass to the sky, Eric said: "Cheers to you Anthony." 

Bourdain Day will celebrate the chef's legacy as one of the world's most influential cooks and travel and food journalists of the 21st century. 

The chef took his own life on June 9th 2018, to the devastation of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Famous for his Manhattan restaurant, Brasserie Les Halles, as well as his many appearances on television, Bourdain was, and still is considered a role model for chefs and culinary enthusiasts around the world. 

His books, including Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, A Cook's Tour and The Nasty Bits were international bestsellers and the chef was highly-acclaimed for hosting food travel programmes The Nasty Bits, No Reservations, The Layover and Parts Unknown between 2002 and 2018. 

The celebrity chef, once called "The original rock star of the culinary world" by the US-government's Smithsonian Institute was filming an episode of Parts Unknown in Strasbourg, France, when his body was discovered in his hotel room. 

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Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 31st May 2019

Chefs call for the world to celebrate Bourdain Day on June 25th