Obsessed

Click through behind-the-scenes photos from the No Reservations Obsessed special.

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Tony at El Bulli

Tony at El Bulli

'Chef Oriole Castro explaining to his newest stagiere (me) what he wants. Wrap unstable filling in thrice blanched rose petals.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Ferran Adria

Ferran Adria

'Ferran shows us one stage of the creative process.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and Ferran

Tony and Ferran

'A particularly happy Ferran Adria. He was very pleased with the kitchen that night. And we were well into the cava and the Krug.' ' Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Jose Andres

Jose Andres

'Compulsive serial twitterer, @ChefJoseAndres unable to restrain himself, even at breakfast.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and Jose

Tony and Jose

'Jose and me cook. Jose actually saved the day, guiding our vessel into a remote cove and throwing together an amazing impromptu meal scene. Note Jose's footwear!' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

El Bulli menu

El Bulli menu

'The menu. 52 courses.'- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and Jose

Tony and Jose

'Me, Jose and Lucy Garcia, heading out to sea on another pointless, crack-brained, Tom Vitale inspired mission to nowhere. The seas too rough to shoot anything.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony, Ferran, and Jose

Tony, Ferran, and Jose

'About five hours later, gin tonics on the patio.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony, Ferran and Jose

Tony, Ferran and Jose

'Me, Ferran, Juli Solter and Jose having staff meal at El Bulli.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Ferran and Tony

Ferran and Tony

'Ferran assures me that I don't suck too bad!' ' Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and Ferran

Tony and Ferran

'Jose tweets! Again!' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Jose and Tony

Jose and Tony

'With my hero, my sidekick, guide, the great chef, Secret Agent of Spain, master of mini-golf, Jose Andres. `People of the World!'' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Jose, Ferran and Tony

Jose, Ferran and Tony

'Three amigos.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Chefs at El Bulli

Chefs at El Bulli

'Stagieres and chefs at El Bulli, doing prep.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and Jose

Tony and Jose

'Jose demonstrates how to eat.'-Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Crew at El Bulli

Crew at El Bulli

'Crew meal at El Bulli. In the rear driveway.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony at El Bulli

Tony at El Bulli

'In cotton candy land. Working the line.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

'Jose and a beloved gamba.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

'Cameraman Zach Zamboni. Dressed To Kill.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Jose pouring wine in Tony's mouth

Jose pouring wine in Tony's mouth

'Jose administers wine in the traditional way.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Jose and Tony at Tickets

Jose and Tony at Tickets

'With Albert Adria at TICKETS, their new, more casual place in Barcelona. Jose tweeting. Again.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

With Daniel Boulud and former New York Times food critic Frank Bruni at DBGB. 960 1280

  

After a martini, a Negroni, a sidecar, and a Manhattan, I begin to realize the gravity of the situation. 960 1280

  

Martini porn. 960 1280

  

The awesome, over-the-top "fusilli with octopus and bone marrow" at Marea. 960 1280

  

The incredible, boneless pig's foot at DBGB. 960 1280

  

The Master: Chef Yasuda. And where I go to treat myself to the best when I've been a very good boy on very special days .. 960 1280

  

My happy place. 960 1280

  

Some Hi-test tuna porn. 960 1280

  

Eel porn. 960 1280

  

A very well-fed and blissed-out looking Todd Liebler in chef Cesare Casella's jacket. Todd ate well that day. 960 1280

  

Prosciutto porn. You want it. You know you want it. Now! 960 1280

  

Salumeria Rosi's chef Cesare Casella. 960 1280

  

Beans with caviar. 960 1280

  

No comment. 960 1280

  

Relatively new producer Michael Steed's first shoot at Petrossian Caviar, realizing how good it can get on this show. 960 1280

  

Michael scores again -- this time at Porterhouse. 960 1280

  

Prime Rib with chef Michael Lomonaco 960 1280

  

Nari working a hunk of roast beef. I'm quite sure she finished it. 960 1280

  

BBQ porn at R.U.B. in NYC. 960 1280

  

"Burnt Ends." The best part. 960 1280

  

"Let's play Twister...let's play Risk..." 960 1280

  

Todd directs the legendary "Hedgehog," Mr. Ron Jeremy. 960 1280

  

Tony sits casually, among many deer heads on the wall, as Bob Sealey works with a bear head and pelt on his desk. 960 1280

  

Jim Harrison at his kitchen table, trying to get used to the cameras in his face. 960 1280

  

Tony talks with Russell Chatham in his studio. 960 1280

  

Tony tugs at the suspenders of his high-water suit as he prepares to go fly-fishing. 960 1280

  

Dan Lahren's fishing ties collection. 960 1280

  

The breathtaking landscape of Montana. 960 1280

  

Tony stands on the balcony of his hotel room overlooking the parking lot. 960 1280

  

Tony and Brian Menges cook something up on the grill. 960 1280

  

Tim Bowers in cowboy hat and leather chaps, sits on a fallen tree in front of the fire. 960 1280

  

Zach Zamboni dressed in camera accessories, balances his camera on his shoulder in front of the Old Saloon. 960 1280

  

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