Oarhouse Pub remembers Anthony Bourdain’s first Philippine food trip
Renowned chef and journalist Anthony Bourdain has always left a mark on the places his has visited and this rings true for the people of Oarhouse Pub in Malate, who got the rare chance to meet him personally in 2015 to feature Filipino cuisine and food culture.
In a Business Insider interview, he said that the reason he went to the Philippines was to learn about the country and its culture and why many Filipinos end up as caregivers.
“I knew a little of the Philippines already, but this was a chance to learn about the Filipino character, and why so many of them end up as caregivers, essentially, looking after kids, looking after sick people — that instinct to give. There’s also a musical aspect that seems ubiquitous. We’re trying to tell a very personal Philippines story, and that was a highlight,” he explained in the interview.
“We will miss you deeply, Tony. Thank you for the time you spent with us – here at the bar,” Oarhouse Pub posted their tribute to Bourdain and snaps of his chat with journalist Roy Mabasa and pub owner Ben Razon.
Bourdain, the award winning host of CNN show “Parts Unknown” was found dead in his hotel room in France last night as he was filming an episode for his show . His death has been ruled as a suicide. The shocking news immediately became a trending topic on Twitter as Bourdain’s fans shared their grief over his loss as well as their best memories of the down to earth storyteller. (ANGEL ONG)