Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - Season 8 Episodes
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 travels to Kansas City, MO, the BBQ capitol 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.
Bourdain travels to the Croatian Coast. Less than two decades after its brutal war for independence, Croatia is now touted as The New Riviera. Celebrities and oligarchs swarm the coastal islands as foodies roam the hills in search of truffles, wild asparagus and local wines. Anthony Bourdain explores the Istria and Dalmatian regions and literally gets knocked off his feet by what he finds
Bourdain travels to Lisbon. Sometimes called a miniature Paris and 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 double-digit unemployment, Lisbon is experiencing a cultural and culinary renaissance. Bourdain explores Lisbon through its two most cherished rituals - food and music.
“Japan Cook It Raw”
Bourdain travels back to Japan, this time to Cook it Raw, an event that brings the world's leading chefs together annually to exchange ideas, experiment with new dishes, and gain knowledge from local farmers, fishermen and artisans.
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.
Bourdain travels to Tijuana, Mexico and the Baja Peninsula – a place he admittedly knows very little about. As Bourdain explores these areas separated from the rest of Mexico, he encounters an extraordinary display of food, wine and culture.
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.
Tony heads to Austin, Texas during South by Southwest – an international music festival. He hangs out with the band Sleigh Bells and enjoys roasted pig and crawfish with sausage followed by a tattoo given by the band's guitarist.
In Sydney, Tony experiences enviable food and drink in the land down under. From innovative restaurants to rolling blue mountains, he eats fresh seafood, old school charcuterie, and the ubiquitous Australian barbie.
“Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll”
In this special episode Tony dives into the holy trinity - Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll, from recording music in the Mojave Desert with Queens Of The Stone Age to a tutorial on making food porn to burning cocaine in Panama.
Tony travels to Emilia Romagna, the breadbasket of Italy, with Chef Michael White. In a red Ferrari California, the two travel across the region, sampling culatello, balsamic vinegar, Sangiovese wine, and a variety of cheeses.
"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.
“Seven Deadly Sins”
This special episode of “No Reservations” serves up a refresher course on the Seven Deadly Sins, from lust over a simple plate of pasta in Rome and a disturbing display of wrath in NYC, to a bloody example of sloth in Finland.
Rio - a perfect city that is almost impossible to not love. But Anthony Bourdain only wishes that he could enjoy his time more in this Brazilian paradise as he nervously awaits his wife, Ottavia’s, fighting match. She practices jiu jitsu and kickboxing, and has been training to compete in Brazil. To get his mind off the fight, Bourdain heads to Ipanema for three things – to get hammered on caipirinhas, to look at beautiful Brazilian bodies and to eat a pork sandwich. While in Brazil, he visits Rocinha, the other side of paradise and the largest of Rio’s favela shantytowns, where hundreds of thousands live in poverty. But changes are being made; longtime community activist and incorrigible flirt, Paulo, is Bourdain’s guide to the slowly improving neighborhood. After Ottavia's match, she and Bourdain join her competitor, Valkiria, and her trainer for dinner at his mother’s house. A stew of filet mignon cooked with garlic, onion, tomato, farofa and feijoada is enjoyed by all.
“Off the Charts”
In this special episode, Tony experiences a Haitian cemetery on the Day of the Dead, has a humorously horrific Halloween party in Transylvania with Zamir, and heads to Iraq covered in body armor, prepped for minefields & death.
Nearing toward the end of his final tour, Anthony Bourdain travels to the Caribbean for fresh fish and more in the Dominican Republic.
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.