It was a cultural moment that moved people all over the world: Anthony Bourdain dined with president Barack Obama at Bun Cha Huong Lien, a family-run, and decades-old restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam, back in 2016. The dinner for two was filmed for a shoot as part of the chef's Parts Unknown episode made in the country.
After news broke today that Anthony Bourdain died of apparent suicide, as celebrities and chefs paid touching tributes on social media, President Obama paused to share his own tribute.
Along with a photo of the pair sharing that famous casual meal in Vietnam over beers, Obama wrote: "'Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.' This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him."
Photo: Anthony Bourdain/Instagram
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