Eric Ripert and Jose Andres, chefs and friends of the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, have declared June 25, Bourdain’s birthday, a day of remembrance a year since he passed away.
Ripert made the announcement on his social media, calling on fans and followers of the late chef to “celebrate the Life, Legacy & Birthday of our Dear Friend Anthony.”
He also asked everyone to post and share their tributes and memories of Bourdain using the official hashtag, #BourdainDay.
“Let’s celebrate his life,” Andres added at the end of the video, before making a toast to Bourdain.
IMPORTANT! JUNE 25th #BOURDAINDAY Celebrating the Life, Legacy & Birthday of our Dear Friend Anthony! Wherever U are & whoever UR with, join @chefjoseandres I & share your tributes & memories using #BourdainDay & wish Anthony Peace & Happy Birthday! RT/Spread the word! CHEERS! 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Sw28hDupfw
— Eric Ripert (@ericripert) May 30, 2019
Bourdain is beloved by family and friends for his off-the-beaten-track food excursions around the world. His stint in television hosting began with Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations which aired in the Travel Channel in 2005. He then premiered his award-winning CNN series Parts Unknown in 2014.
Bourdain was filming the 11th season of Parts Unknown when he was found dead from an apparent suicide inside his hotel room in France on June 8. He was 61 years old.
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