Renowned U.S. chef Anthony Bourdain visits Cuba as part of his own CNN series

Posted: 28-Sep-15 09:37

Season Six of popular U.S. TV series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknonwn sees Mr Bourdain embark on a culinary journey to Cuba. This latest episode on Cuba which premiered yesterday at 9 p.m. sees the famed chef exploring Cuba with a special emphasis on the island's culinary appeal. As part of the eighth episode of the sixth season of his award-winning CNN series, Anthony Bourdain makes an obligatory stop in Havana (Cuba's gastronomic heart) and more laidback and musical Santiago de Cuba.

Renowned U.S. chef Anthony Bourdain visits Cuba as part of his own CNN series

Acclaimed U.S. chef, bestselling author and popular TV personality (with a long list of Emmy accolades to show for it), Anthony Bourdain, was recently in Cuba to film the eight episode for the sixth season of his self-titled show: "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unkonwn."

In this latest episode, aired yesterday evening on CNN, he visits various culinary and cultural hotspots in Cuba to give U.S. viewers a fresh insight into the island’s modern landscape and uncover little-known facts about the country’s culinary appeal and evolving culture.

A few teasers showed various preview clips of Bourdain’s Cuba trip, in one of these titled “It’s not a Cuban party without a pig roast” he’s seen participating in a local gathering where popular Cuban troubadour, Kelvis Ochoa gives an informal vocal and guitar performance accompanied by a young female impromptu singer while the rest of party guests tuck into some roast pig and take to dancing in groups.

Another video clip teaser titled “Cuba’s classic cars hurdle down the highway” show Bourdain attending a race of old (but well-kept) classic American cars (a.k.a yank tanks) hurdling down Cuba’s bumpy roads – a feast for the senses in a country where residents are as fanatic about cars as they are about baseball!

Lastly, the third teaser “The Hottest Spot in Havana” sees Bourdain stopping by FAC (Factoria de Arte Cubano), one of Havana’s most popular night spots and cultural centres, where the young and trendy come to admire art or party until the early hours. To help explain this phenomenon of a place attracting such a mixed crowd of tourists and locals (which attend in equal measure) he interviews two of its founders, and X Alfonso.

Anthony Bourdain is the latest of high-profile, world-famous celebrity chef to visit the island, following in the steps of highly-acclaimed Spanish Michelin-starred chef Jordi Cruz, who travelled to Cuba to bring guests at the Parque Central Hotel in Havana with a Michelin-starred meal experience.


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