In this special episode of "No Reservations," Tony Bourdain's Christmas takes a turn towards the bizarre. Norah Jones sings, Samantha Brown shoots a gun and Christopher Walken makes an appearance.
Tony travels to Mozambique and finds himself in a mysterious, post-colonial Africa. From Portuguese ruins on Mozambique Island, to the vibrant metropolis of Maputo, Mozambique doesn't look like anyplace Tony has been so far.
Tony Bourdain visits the Croatian coast to swim with bluefin tuna, hunt for a prized white truffle, and literally gets knocked off his feet as he is treated to the finest Mediterranean cuisine.
Tony Bourdain heads to Japan for the gastronomic event that is, "Cook it Raw," which brings together some of the best chefs in the world and throws them into an unfamiliar environment with unknown ingredients. Tony bears witness to it all.
Once the center of the richest empire in Europe, Lisbon now faces one of the worst financial crises in the EU. But even as it struggles with rising debt and unemployment, Tony finds out that Lisbon is experiencing a cultural and culinary renaissance.
Tony Bourdain travels to Kansas City, MO, the BBQ capital of the world, with pal Zamir Gotta in search of the best barbeque. While there, Tony meets up with musicians, Dan and Patrick of The Black Keys, for some serious finger-licking meat.
Anthony Bourdain heeds the calls of his Finnish Facebook fans and takes a trip to Helsinki, Finland. Tony joins musician Sami Yaffa for a liquored-up tour of the world's only pub tram, a bloody sauna and an unexpectedly exciting dinner with a cabbie's mother.
In this episode of No Reservations, Tony Bourdain heads to Tijuana, Mexico and the Baja Peninsula -- a place he admittedly knows very little about.
In Penang, Tony Bourdain discovers a beautiful rice and shrimp dish wrapped in a banana leaf that he can't get enough of, then eats fresh snapper on Monkey Beach which surprisingly lives up to its name.
On the next leg of his final tour with "No Reservations," Tony travels to Sydney for the sheep farms of the blue mountains to the chic innovative restaurants of the big city. He samples fresh seafood, old school charcuterie, and the ubiquitous Australian barbie.
At the start of his final tour with "No Reservations," Tony heads to Austin, TX, during South By Southwest: an international music, film and interactive festival. Tony looks to local chefs, BBQ Pit-masters and local bands that call Austin home, to guide him through the city.
"If this was a film I would tell you the story of a roadtrip!" Behind the wheel of a classic Citroen DS, Tony Bourdain coasts down a quiet road in Burgundy. Seated beside him is chef, television host and Burgundy native Ludo Lefebvre, who has joined Tony to rediscover the place of his birth.
Nearing toward the end of his final tour, Anthony Bourdain travels to the Caribbean for fresh fish and more in the Dominican Republic.
Tony travels to Emilia Romagna, the "breadbasket of Italy," with acclaimed NYC chef Michael White. In a red Ferrari California, the 2 travel across the region, sampling the foods that make this part of Italy great.
Rio, a perfect city that is almost impossible to not love. But Tony only wishes that he could enjoy his time more in this Brazilian paradise as he nervously awaits his wife's Jiu Jitsu battle.
On the last leg of his final No Reservations tour, Tony travels just across the river to Brooklyn, a part of New York that he's barely visited. Tony explores the cutting edge food, music, and people that the area offers, but also meets the nostalgic characters and stalwarts of the old days who co-exist with the new Brooklyn.
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