Holiday Special 2011

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.

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Ace Hotel

The hotel houses The John Dory Oyster Bar, No. 7 Sub shop and the Breslin Bar and Dining Room.

20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

 
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The Spotted Pig

Tony joins chef April Bloomfield in the kitchen of The Spotted Pig. The 2 prepare a meal that includes duck, veal shanks and pig's trotter pie (meat pie).

314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014-2369

 
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Blaue Gans

Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner prepares a traditional Austrian meal -- cooked venison that’s wrapped in a salt crust, served with dumplings. Gutenbrunner also tells Tony about the old Austrian fable of Krampus.

139 Duane St, New York, NY 10013-3845

 
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El Quinto Pino

Chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero treat Tony to a Catalonian traditional meal called escudella.

401 W 24th St, New York, NY 10001

 
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Les Halles

Tony goes back to his old stomping grounds at Les Halles. Chef Carlos Llaguno serves Tony the choucroute garnie -- smoked pork loin, veal sausage, frankfurter, smoked bacon, boiled potatoes and sauerkraut -- all slowly cooked in beer.

411 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10016

 
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Barney Greengrass

While pondering the meaning of the holidays, Tony orders an amazing platter from Barney Greengrass. The platter includes white fish Salad, Nova Scotia salmon, smoked sturgeon, capers and more.

541 Amsterdam Ave at 86th St, New York, NY 10024

 
See & Do
The International Culinary Center

Tony meets with Dave Arnold, Director of Culinary Technology of The French Culinary Institute at The International Culinary Center. They discuss what Jesus might have eaten on his birthday. They conclude that pigeon would have been the main course.

462 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

 
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Lidia Bastianich's House

Tony and Christopher Walken joined Lidia Bastianich (who owns Felidia restaurant in NYC) at her home, for her representation of the Italian tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes. They dined on octopus, baccala mantecato and more.

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