Patton Oswalt shares Anthony Bourdain’s pointed, no-nonsense advice on honeymoon dining in Paris

Patton Oswalt, comedienne and close friend of Anthony Bourdain, shared an email on Sunday sent from the chef and tv-host extraordinaire, just ahead of Oswalt’s honeymoon. 

Full of his straight  forward, no-nonsense style, Bourdain responded to an email Oswalt sent of other friends’ suggestions for restaurants during his Paris honeymoon with Meredith Salenger last November.

Bourdain responded in perfect travel expert fashion. ‘Patton, I’m a fan and an admirer so gotta tell you this is no way to enjoy Paris. F*** them. All of them. They’re THERE, everywhere. You will see them from the car window as you go and do important s*** like live your life. In Paris!’

Patton Oswalt shared an email that Anthony Bourdain sent him ahead of Oswalt’s Paris honeymoon with Meredith Salenger (together)

In typical, straight forward, though full of experience and advice, Bourdain told Oswalt exactly how to approach the eating scene in Paris 

In typical, straight forward, though full of experience and advice, Bourdain told Oswalt exactly how to approach the eating scene in Paris 

'F*** them all,' but more importantly 'Try to plan as little as possible'- Bourdain's exemplary travel advice to Oswalt 

‘F*** them all,’ but more importantly ‘Try to plan as little as possible’- Bourdain’s exemplary travel advice to Oswalt 

And then, Bourdain splashed the most perfect travel advice- ‘try and plan as little as possible.’

Of course, since Oswalt was truly looking for the world class food conessiour to lead him in the right direction, Bourdain did through out his favorite must trys.  

‘Le Comptoire is great. Amazing food and perfect atmosphere. Show early and squeeze in to L’Avant Comptoire next door,’ he advised. ‘Le Dome for shellfish tower. Rue Mouffetard for the market. And sandwiche jambon or fresh croissant anywhere at right time.’

Patton who was one of many who knew Bourdain, and those who didn’t, was simply gutted by the news of his suicide last week.  

‘When @MeredthSalenger and I honeymooned in Paris, our friends & family put together lists of places to eat and things to do,’ Oswalt prefaced the email. ‘Then I sent those lists to Anthony Bourdain for his input. This was his response. I love and miss him.’ 

Bourdain’s funeral plans are in the hands of his estranged second wife Ottavia Busia Bourdain.

The couple, who have an 11-year-old daughter Ariane, remained on good terms after they separated and she is still his legal next of kin.

‘Although they are separated, she’ll be in charge of whatever happens. I’m sure she’s as broken up as I am,’ Gladys said.

At the time of his death, Bourdain’s girlfriend was Asia Argento, the Italian actress who has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape.

In an essay written after fellow chef Mario Batali was accused of sexual assault, Bourdain wrote that ‘one must pick a side … I stand unhesitatingly and unwaveringly with the women.’

Argento wrote on Twitter on Friday that Bourdain ‘was my love, my rock, my protector.’

Bourdain, 61, whose career catapulted him from washing dishes at New York restaurants to dining in Vietnam with President Barack Obama, hanged himself in a hotel room.

He was founded dead by his good friend and chef Eric Ripert on Friday.

He had been in France working on an upcoming episode of his program, CNN said.

A French prosecutor said on Saturday that there’s no evidence of foul play or violence in Bourdain’s death.

Christian de Rocquigny, the prosecutor of Colmar in France’s eastern Alsace region, said there did not appear to be much planning in Bourdain’s suicide.

‘It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,’ the network said in a statement. ‘His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.’

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