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 cooking masters with this GrouponLive deal to see Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert at Jones Hall. For $33, you get one ticket for seating in rows E–M of the balcony on Saturday, November 10, at 8 p.m. (up to a $55 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Two of the culinary world’s famously outspoken gastronomes serve up an insightful night for foodies during Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert. 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. In a playful cross-examination, the curt connoisseur squares off in a frank discussion of kitchen philosophies with Emmy– and James Beard Award–winning chef Ripert. Throughout his career, Ripert has steadily climbed the culinary ladder, leading him to opportunities to co-own three-star Michelin restaurant Le Bernardin, host PBS’ Avec Eric, and appear as a judge on Bravo's Top Chef. Equally as charming and acidic as his Jersey-bred contemporary, Ripert makes the perfect friend and foe to Bourdain as the two masters share ribbing banter, followed by a question-and-answer session and a toilet-papering of an Olive Garden.
Dominating an entire city block, Jones Hall is an impressive structure featuring eight-story columns that bolster a marble façade and a wooden interior. A sea of hexagonal shapes and light bulbs line the ceiling inside, illuminating red-velvet seats and onstage talent. The ceiling can also raise or lower to alter the physical appearance of the room and manipulate acoustics. Built in 1966, the venue is a monument to the memory of Jesse Holman Jones: a man responsible for adding 35 buildings and a Batman signal to the city’s skyline.