Chef, author and raconteur Anthony Bourdain made his first public appearance in Kansas City on September 16, 2008.
His presentation at the Midland was sponsored by Bristol Seafood Grill for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Houlihans Restaurant Group president and CEO, Bob Hartnett, introduced Anthony Bourdain.
Bourdain made a 45 minute presentation to an audience of 950 people.
An engaged audience enjoyed the lively question and answer session.
Some Kauffman Center supporters visited with Bourdain after the presentation.
Afterward the presentation, 300 guests attended a reception at the downtown Bristol Seafood Grill.
Bourdain visits with guests at the Bristol.