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Anthony Bourdain, aka the only good thing left about CNN, will be making a stop at DAR Constitution Hall Thursday night for his lecture series, “The Hunger Tour.” If you didn’t score tickets, there’s another way to meet the Parts Unknown host and orator of food culture.
Bourdain will be at Oyamel from 10 p.m. until midnight for a late night Day of the Dead party, thanks to an invitation from his pal José Andrés.
Tickets to the event are $65 and include bites, drinks, and a copy of Bourdain’s new cookbook Appetites, which is as global as Bourdain’s travels. Think recipes inspired by Vietnam, Italy, France, and beyond.
The event is part of the restaurant’s two-week Day of the Dead festival beginning today. Important dates to note are Oct. 26, Oct. 31, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2, when a five-course dinner menu will be offered with tequila and mezcal pairings for $100 per person from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
There will also be six specialty dishes like autumn squash soup and beef shank tacos, plus two speciality drinks on the menu every night throughout the festival.
Oyamel, 401 7th St. NW; (202) 628-1005; oyamel.com