Anthony Bourdain returns to Lebanon to film the show he was meant to do in 2006, when he was stuck in the middle of an intense conflict, causing him to cut the trip short.
Tony visits Haiti, a country dealing with a cholera epidemic and an impending hurricane. During his trip, Tony meets with Sean Penn in the tent city built by his relief group. At the end of his trip, Tony is unsure of what the future will hold for Haiti.
A visit to the Dominican Republic includes staples like empanadas, nearly frozen beer and fried salami with tostones.
Most Americans know Nicaragua best for the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s, but what is this country like now, over 20 years later? Tony visits locals young and old to find out what it means to live in Nicaragua today.
"If this was a film I would tell you the story of a roadtrip!" Behind the wheel of a classic Citroen DS, Tony Bourdain coasts down a quiet road in Burgundy. Seated beside him is chef, television host and Burgundy native Ludo Lefebvre, who has joined Tony to rediscover the place of his birth.
Tony knew Macau as the place where fireworks were made. Those factories have since been replaced by casinos and now the island is known as the "Vegas of Asia." Tony visits the Macau Tower bungee jump, the largest in the world, and takes the ultimate plunge.
Tony travels beyond New Orleans and into Cajun Country to find out what sets bayou culture apart. He dines with locals Wendell Pierce and Lolis Elie, partakes in an authentic crawfish boil and ends his trip with a whole-hog roast.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations is an American travel and food show on the Travel Channel, which also airs on the Discovery Travel & Living channel around the world. Host Anthony Bourdain visits overseas countries, cities worldwide, and places within the US, where hosts treat him to local culture and cuisine. The format and content of the show is almost identical to Bourdain's earlier Food Network show, A Cook's Tour. The "Beirut" episode was nominated for an Emmy Award on July 18, 2007.