Anthony Bourdain’s Fans Leave Tributes at the New York Restaurant Where He Got His Start

Anthony Bourdain the owner and chef of Les Halles restaurant sits at one of its tables in New York, . Bourdain is the executive chef at the two Les Halles restaurants in Manhattan and has become some what of a celebrity with his best-selling book “Kitchen Confidential” and the follow-up “A Cook’s Tour” which has a companion TV series on the Food Network.
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Anthony Bourdain’s fans turned the restaurant where he shot to fame as a chef into a memorial, leaving roses and notes at New York’s Brasserie Les Halles.

Bourdain died Friday at 61.

He was in France working on an episode of his CNN series, “Parts Unknown,” when a friend found him unresponsive in his hotel room. The cause of death was suicide.

As the nation mourned the celebrated chef turned TV host, fans taped tributes on the door and walls of the shuttered French brasserie, where Bourdain worked as a chef in the 1990s.

“Thank you for what you gave to this world, a deeper understanding of culture and food,” one note said. “You have changed our lives forever. Love you forever.”

Others said he changed the way some of the most marginalized countries are viewed.

“Thank you for bringing a respectful view to the people of Palestine, Libya, Iran and more. You brought people together,” another note said.

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SOURCE: CNN, Faith Karimi