Tonga Room Hosts Anthony Bourdain The Hunger Tour VIP Meet & Greet

Tonga Room Hosts Anthony Bourdain The Hunger Tour VIP Meet & GreetImages by Drew Altizer Photography

Chef, best-selling author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain teamed up with Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar in San Francisco at the War Memorial Opera House yesterday November 16, 2016 during his 2016 North American Live Tour, “The Hunger.” The Tonga Room, located in the Fairmont San Francisco provided savory hors d’oeuvres at the exclusive post-show meet and greet with Anthony himself. Regional Vice President & General Manager of Fairmont San Francisco, Paul Tormey, says, “Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar is thrilled to welcome Mr. Bourdain back to our island paradise, and serve as the official partner for a festive and memorable meet & greet event with fans following his The Hunger Tour show in San Francisco. Our iconic tiki venue has thrived for 71 years, but we are delighted that Tony’s seal of approval when he called it ‘…like the greatest place in the history of the world.’ (The Layover (2012)) brought us legions of passionate, new fans from around the world, who truly embrace the spirit of tiki.”

Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, on his TV show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. He has established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social critic, and pork enthusiast, recognized for his caustic sense of humor worldwide. He is as unsparing of those things he hates as he is evangelical about his passions. Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a candid, hysterical, and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitchens that has been translated into more than 28 languages – as well as the travel journal, A Cook’s Tour, the non-fiction Medium Raw, 3 crime novels, a cookbook, a biography of Typhoid Mary, the bestselling graphic novel Get Jiro!, and others. The sequel to Get Jiro!, entitled Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi, was published in October 2015; a cookbook, Appetites, will be published in October 2016.

His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Vanity Fair, Lucky Peach and many other publications. He has shared his insights about team building and crisis management with the Harvard Business Review. He has been profiled by CBS Sunday Morning and Nightline, and has been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, TODAY, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher.

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