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Mid-Michigan restaurant remembers Anthony Bourdain visit

Posted: 9:54 AM, Jun 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-10 13:54:44Z

The apparent suicide of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is prompting tributes from across the world, including some right here in Mid-Michigan.

Bourdain came to the Wharton Center in East Lansing back in 2013 for his 'Guts and Glory' Tour.

While in town, he paid a visit to the 'Red Haven Restaurant' on Hagadorn Road.

Owner Anthony Maiale remembers Bourdain for his outgoing personality.

"He was just absolutely awesome and really wanted to speak to my team and speak to everyone from the dishwasher to my sous chef to myself, he was just really humble" said Maiale. "The most memorable thing that I have was just how much he enjoyed meeting the team that i have here."

Bourdain died in France while filming for his TV show 'Parts Unknown'.

He was 61 years old.