Here’s one way to keep a low profile when you’re internationally recognized chef and TV personality, Anthony Bourdain.
No matter where he goes in the world, Anthony Bourdain is usually approached by fans when he stops for a bite to eat or a quiet drink.
Having such a high profile has been detrimental to the filming of his new show, “Parts Unknown”, which sets out to unveil the world’s hidden culinary gems.
After all, how are you supposed to highlight under-the-radar food stalls and carts when you’re being swarmed by autograph hunters.
Bourdain told Food & Wine that it is getting “virtually impossible” to appear in public these days.
"There are some countries where I cannot walk down the street," he told the outlet. "It’s a problem when it’s a crowd of really nice people. The Philippines is really tough for me. I have a lot of Filipino fans, and they know I love them and the country. I’ll be eating in a restaurant, and there will be 100 people outside, all of them really nice with cameras. And I feel like an utter shit. It just changes the whole dynamic."
While the 61-year-old culinary veteran was reluctant to reveal his favorite watering holes in his native New York, he did drop a hint.
"I’m always on the lookout for a good Irish bar where nobody gives a f*** about me, and I found one," he teased. "I can’t tell you where it is. It’s all janitors and construction workers, and they’re like, 'Hey you’re that asshole from T.V.' And after that I’m just a regular."
Do you have any favorite Irish bars you think Bourdain would slip into unnoticed? Let us know in the comments.