Anthony Bourdain has been an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump long before his electoral victory. Now the “Parts Unknown” host has declared he will never dine at the two restaurants opening at Trump’s newest hotel property in Washington, D.C. In an interview with Eater, Bourdain blasted restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone, who is bringing New York City’s popular Sushi Nakazawa to the nation’s capital.
“I will never eat in his restaurant. I have utter contempt for him, utter and complete contempt,” Bourdain said in the interview published Wednesday. The newly opened Trump International Hotel, located in the historic Old Post Office Pavilion, has been a site of controversy within the food industry since August 2015 when chef José Andrés pulled out of his deal to open a hotel eatery after Trump’s campaign trail comments about Mexican immigrants. READ MORE