Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Season 4 Episode 14


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jul 28, 2008 on Travel Channel

Episode Recap

Anthony starts his journey with a brief history of his family narrated by he and his brother. The two go to the national archives in Montevideo to try and find more information about their great grandfather and potential other relatives. The two discover that in the 1800's a huge influx of French immigrants came to the country. He would've come to the open air meat market Mercado Del Puerto and Anthony and his brother stop the market as well. Two eat Estancia Del Puerto which is a hodge podge of pork products thrown in and cooked in one pot. Next the brothers head to the farmlands and meet a family of Gaucho's. In Lavalleja the brothers are hosted by the EnRich family and they are treated to open air pig, nandu, and armadillo. Nandu is a South American version of the Ostrich and Tony jokes about hating to eat the armadillo due to it's noticeable fear. Next Anthony heads to Garzon a small coastal town to meet with chef Francis Malmann. Francis left the fame and wealth of the city to cook on his terms in a city of 200 residents. Tony is amazed at the traditional Indian and outdoor cooking methods the chef utilizes. Next Anthony heads to Punta Del Este and sees the luxurious beach aspect of Uruguay. He waxes comically about the scariness of his brothers normalcy. The two eat at a beachfront restaurant and then head to a modern day hippy commune. In Cabo Palonio he meets a community of fisherman and winter birds. The two eat lunch with local resident nick named the condor. He talks about the free bird life style of Cabo and why he left Canada for a life there. The three head to Josalo's house a local bar and drink local fermented tree sap liquor. In the final segment of the show Anthony and his brother stop by a block party and see local music and dancing by neighborhood kids.