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LAS VEGAS: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Las Vegas for his show, Parts Unknown Season 3 Episode 3 (originally aired April 20, 2014):

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DISH – Full-Course French Dinner

WHAT IS IT?

A full-course French dinner typically features three or four courses: any combination of an appetizer, soup, entrée and dessert.

WHERE IS IT?

The Hadrian Villa at Caesars Palace
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN LAS VEGAS NOTES

A place usually reserved for high-rollers, Anthony Bourdain was able to secure the Hadrian Villa at Caesars Palace for Parts Unknown – Las Vegas through hinting that Wolf Blitzer is expected to join them. Here, he was treated to a full-course dinner by French chef Guy Savoy. He had Colors of Caviar to start the meal, followed by artichoke soup with black truffle shavings and aged parmesan. The meal was topped with a selection of meats, including pheasant, white squab and seared foie gras.

DISH – Izakaya Fare

WHAT IS IT?

An izakaya is an informal Japanese bar, similar to a Spanish tapas bar. It is typical to find dishes like sashimi, nigiri, sushi, maki and karaage in a Japanese izakaya.

WHERE IS IT?

Aburiya Raku
5030 W Spring Mountain Rd #2
Las Vegas, NV

ANTHONY BOURDAIN LAS VEGAS NOTES

Famed for its creative small plates of Japanese food, Anthony Bourdain grabbed the chance to stop by this Japanese izakaya in Las Vegas. Here, he enjoyed oysters, isaki sashimi, isaki belly, tori karaage and hamachi kama.

DISH – Northern Thailand Cuisine

WHAT IS IT?

Northern Thailand cuisine, also called Lanna, features Yuannanese, Burmese and Shan influences. Mild, hot, salty and sour flavors dominate the flavors, such as in dishes like Nam Phrik Ong, Nam Khao Tod, Tam Khanun, Kaeng Hang Lei and Khao Soi.

WHERE IS IT?

Lotus of Siam
620 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV

ANTHONY BOURDAIN LAS VEGAS NOTES

Anthony Bourdain had his meal at Lotus of Siam with Chef Jet Tila, who Anthony described as a reigning authority Thai food. Lotus of Siam specializes in Northern Thailand cuisine.

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DISH – Avant-Garde Spanish Cuisine

WHAT IS IT?

Avant-garde Spanish cuisine features cutting-edge gourmet culinary techniques and presentations. One can think of it as giving a modern spin to traditional Spanish cooking.

WHERE IS IT?

é by José Andrés
Level 3, Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

ANTHONY BOURDAIN LAS VEGAS NOTES

Here, Anthony Bourdain sampled their avant-garde dishes, including Nitro Almond Cup, a dish of mussels and olives with escabeche foam, truffle egg, crispy chicken skin escabeche, and Secreto Ibérico de Bellota.