Anthony Bourdain to visit Red Haven restaurant

By Merinda Valley
Meridian Times staff writer

OKEMOS — Although Red Haven typically serves local cuisine, the Okemos eatery will soon dish out New Jersey native Anthony Bourdain. Bestselling author and culinary TV personality Bourdain will reminisce about his travels and experiences in the food industry at the Wharton Center on May 7, as part of his Guts and Glory Tour. In conjunction with his performance, Bourdain will attend a private event the following night at the new and distinctive Red Haven restaurant. Red Haven co-owner and operator Nina Santucci was slightly incredulous when she received the call from Bourdain’s tour producers. They requested the restaurant as a sponsor for Bourdain’s East Lansing stop, though the business had been open only a month.