Monday, July 20, 2009

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - Australia

No Reservations Season 5 continues with Tony traveling down under for a tour of Australia. Bourdain spends the bulk of his trip in Australia’s second most populated city Melbourne. Known as Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne has the second largest Asian population in Australia, which includes the largest Vietnamese, Indian and Sri Lankan communities in the country. Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures and Tony wants to discover what makes the city so special.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the Travel Channel
While in Australia Tony meets up with Paul Wilson, a British chef living in Australia, who gives Tony a tour of Queen Victoria Market, which is filled with tons of fresh produce, fish and meat. The two chefs then head to Wilson’s restaurant, Half Moon, for a delicious meal of mouthwatering seafood. You can learn more about Chef Paul Wilson’s restaurant Half Moon by watching the clip below from tonight’s episode of No Reservations: Australia.

While in Melbourne Tony also tries playing the city’s favorite sport, trugo, and then ventures to Sydney Street, a bustling shopping area filled with immigrant restaurants and markets. Tony then heads to the Royal Mall, which is a culinary wonderland in a tiny, countryside farming town outside of Melbourne where he samples incredibly fresh calamari, kingfish and pigeon. Bourdain then wraps up his trip by attending a traditional Australian barbi where he feasts on shrimp, the highest quality wagyu beef and succulent lamb. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it?

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations airs Mondays at 10/9c on the Travel Channel.
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