The late Anthony Bourdain was a renowned American chef and tv show personality. A household name across the globe, Bourdain hosted various tv shows, including Parts Unknown, where he travelled around the world, celebrating diverse cultures through food and dining rituals.
To pay tribute to Bourdain’s life and legacy, British celebrity chef Marco Pierre White’s restaurant, The English House, has welcomed a trove of his cherished personal mementoes. Located along Mohamed Sultan Road, The English House is a passion project by White—who was a close friend of the late Bourdain—and offers elevated international fare including British and Chinese cuisine.
These items have been acquired by the restaurant itself at the 2019 Lark Mason auction and will be permanently available at the establishment for diners to view for the first time. The collection includes art and cultural artefacts that had special significance to the beloved chef, having collected them throughout his travels. One of the most anticipated memorabilia includes Bourdain’s Bob Kramer custom steel and meteorite chef knife, which Bourdain declared “the most awesome knife in the world”.
The bespoke knife is forged from carbon steel and meteorite and skillfully made by master bladesmith Bob Kramer. It was acquired by The English House for over US$231,250 at the 2019 Lark Mason auction.