Although it’s common for chefs to be treated like rock stars, they still have to foot the bill after trashing hotel rooms with Grey Poupon. Savor the marinated words of a cooking master with this GrouponLive deal to see Guts and Glory: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain at Boston Symphony Hall. For $32, you get one ticket for seating in rows D–H of the first balcony or rows A–C of the second balcony on Friday, November 16, at 8 p.m. (up to a $53.90 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
One of the culinary world’s most famously outspoken gastronomes serves up an insightful night for foodies during Guts and Glory: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain. The lovably abrasive Bourdain, who's as verbose and cutting as a serrated thesaurus, has won over food enthusiasts with his bestselling book Medium Raw and his opined explorations of the culinary landscape chronicled in the Travel Channel’s No Reservations. During an interview last year with New York magazine, Bourdain described his job as traveling "around the world eating and drinking and making self-indulgent television about the experience." In 2013, the author and Emmy Award winner will be starring in two new shows, one a cooking-competition series on ABC and the second a travel-documentary program on CNN.
Boston Symphony Hall
More than a century old, the Boston Symphony Hall is steeped in the history of art and music. Within an auditorium built with sloping stage walls and shallow balconies to funnel the sound toward the audience, 16 replicas of Greek and Roman statues bring minds back to the ancient origins of culture. Also tucked away, a 12-foot-deep chamber houses an Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1134, which was built in 1947 and recently renovated. Hidden behind the wall, more than 5,000 pipes stretch up to 40 feet high in order to reach their maximum sound potential and blow-dry the hair of any attending giants.