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Good vs. Evil: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert Take the Stage at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

Doug Bell, Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, Barry Dakake, Kerry Simon
Last night, foodie gurus Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert took the stage at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort for a unique show that had the crowd roaring all night (Pictured: Doug Bell, Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, Barry Dakake, Kerry Simon – Photo credit: David Becker/WireImage)

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert on stage at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert on stage at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

Photo credit: David Becker/WireImage.

While the crowd of food enthusiasts, travel junkies and restaurant industry alike, weren’t prepared for a “comedy show” the entertaining evening billed as Good VS Evil kicked off with each of the evening’s hosts roasting the other one.

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert on stage at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert on stage at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

Photo credit: David Becker/WireImage.

The duo left no topic untouched and dished about the food industry (from sustainability to ingredients), fellow chefs (Ramsey, Fieri and Paula Dean) and the current state of dining trends (Hipsters saving up $350 to experience a meal Ripert’s landmark restaurant Le Bernardin).

Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain on stage at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain on stage at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort

Photo credit: David Becker/WireImage.

At one point, Bourdain had Ripert blindfolded and unknowingly eating a fried Twinkie and then opened up to an audience Q&A. The unique show, which they have performed several times over the past year or so, is getting ready to hit a few more markets this spring.

Following the performance, a small group gathered with Bourdain and Ripert at The View atop the Palms’ Fantasy Tower for a VIP meet-and-greet.  Guests snacked on culinary creations by Simon Restaurant & Lounge at Palms Place, N9NE Steakhouse and Heraea, the female friendly sports lounge created by The ONE Group, while sipping on Patron and Imperial Vodka cocktails. Chefs Kerry Simon (Chef/Partner at Simon), Barry Dakake (N9NE Executive Chef) and Doug Bell (Heraea Executive Chef) spent time greeting and bantering with Bourdain and Ripert.