Last night, my boyfriend got us tickets to a roast of Anthony Bourdain hosted by Mario Batali and Willie Geist and catered by Michael White. Um, can we say my perfect night? The roast was a part of the Food and Wine Festival benefiting the Food Bank of New York City and Share Our Strength. It was a memorable night in a stunning setting on Chelsea Piers with views of the Hudson River. The night started with cocktail hour and then we moved to a large dining room for the dinner and roast. I could barely eat my dinner because I was hysterically laughing the entire time. I never knew how funny Willie Giest was! I had a soft spot for Mario Batali and Rachael Ray because they were getting hit the most all night. Anthony Bourdain didn’t seem to mind the roasting since he’s been infamous for his caustic words towards other television food personalities. I think pay back was over due. My favorite part of the night was hanging out at the Big Gay Ice Cream truck after the roast. Eric Ripert asked me what flavor he should get and I promptly replied, “The Salty Pimp.”
A Roast of Anthony Bourdain
Laura Chung is a New York based Energy Healer and Meditation Teacher. She has her Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and spent most of her adult life in corporate America following a traditional life path. After achieving what most people would say a “successful” life, she did not feel any happier or fulfilled. On a quest to find her true purpose in life, she quit her job in 2017. She became nomadic and traveled the world; stopping by places like India to become a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. She has worked with shamans, astrologers, energy healers, sages and eventually becoming a Reiki Master herself. Somewhere along this journey, she realized that the secret to life is within you. Laura’s purpose here on earth is to teach you how to co-create your DREAM LIFE with the Universal Laws and by guiding you through your awakening, healing, and transformation.