French restaurant where celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dined on sausage and pork knuckle shortly before he took his own life becomes fans' pilgrimage site

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Tragic celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dined on local Alsace sausage, pork knuckle and saurkraut in a meal that cost €44 (£39) and drank three glasses of €4 wine before committing suicide on Friday, MailOnline can reveal.

The table he used at the Wistub La Petite Venise in Colmar, France, has become a place of pilgrimage for fans and the restaurant is planning to offer his selection as a 'Bourdain Menu' in tribute to the star.

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Bourdain, 61, filmed at the restaurant on Monday and a photograph of him dining there was his final post on Instagram. It has since attracted more than 160,000 likes.

'It is very strange to sit at the same table that he dined at just a few days ago,' owner Julien Schroeder, 35, told MailOnline. His last Instagram photo was here so it is a very big thing for us.

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'We can see how people loved him. The picture has 160,000 likes so far. He was a kitchen star and it was very big for us to see him before he died.'

Adele Couvidov, 20, was behind the bar when Bourdin attended the restaurant. 'He didn't speak very much and seemed preoccupied but there was nothing to suggest he was suicidal,' she said.

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'His table has already become very popular. People are asking to eat the same food. We are planning to serve it as a tribute, as Bourdin's menu.'

To start, the superstar chef ate cervelas sausage – a local speciality that...
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