Adam Richman may have become a household name by tackling Americas most insane food challenges on the make series Man v. Food, but the Travel Channel host is all about savoring the finer things in life today.
Hes now on a quest to uncover the worlds concealed restaurants, savour off-the-menu dishes and introduce viewers to unique global savors on Secret Eats .
We detected eateries in fake detective bureaux that are hidden behind walls that you have to activate with a level to places that are inside a furniture store where they cook in a closet and its called the Disappearing Dining Club, Richman told FoxNews.com Lifestyle. Its amazing and its stuff that anybody can do.
Richman visits hotspots in Rome, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Mexico City and Moscow during the series. Sometimes the dish is concealed, sometimes the whole eatery is a secret. In the season premiere, which airs Monday, Richman travels to London where he visits a secret speakeasy, discovers a restaurant hidden inside an antiques and architectural salvage market, and even showcases some of his signature dance was taking steps to get a secret sundae for dessert at a Soho diner.
The experience was a little humiliating, says Richman, but its just one of the many thing hes had to do in order to find some of the worlds most unique dishes.
Sometimes you have to say a password to even simply get the secret menu, advises Richman. And once he had to get close enough to a female cook to whisper something covert in her ear.
In the U.S ., concealed speakeasies and bars-behind-phonebooths have become a relatively recent phenomena. But overseas, its not just about the gimmick. Many of these places have been around for a long time and their conceal entranceways were born out of necessity, says the seasoned traveling host.
When Richman isnt eating, the accomplished thespian is hold busy. In July, he created a revival of Stalking the Bogeyman, Markus Potter and David Holthouses play based off the true story of renowned journalist David Holthouses secret plot to murder “the mens” who molested him as a child. Its heavy fodder for a human who many know as a world class eating champ– but Richman is a graduate of Yales prestigious drama school.
Still, the former “Man v. Food” frontman doesnt regret his extreme feeing past. After conquering dozens of challenges, Richman is thankful he didnt suffer from any major health problems but did turn to veganism temporarily to shed about 60 pounds after the depict objective. He doesnt miss the dramatic eating rivalries but he loves the way the make show shed the limelight on some of the countrys little known eateries.
Ive always been grateful, tells Richman of his time eating his style through the countrys most extreme foods. Every eatery from that depict has done 80 to 200 percent more business as a result of being on it in the worst economic climate for an independent business. These are wonderful, fantastic salt-of-the-Earth human beings who deserve all the success in the world so Im honored to have had a small part in that.
Secret Eats with Adam Richman premieres Monday on Travel Channel.