On Friday, March 18, the inaugural “Fêtes des Chefs” provided a spectacular party at The Civic with live music by The Soul Rebels and TYSSON. Five hundred attendees gathered to taste delicious food from the South’s finest chefs.
The lineup of celebrity chefs included: David Bancroft, Acre; Edgar Chase, Dook’s Place and Dooky Chase’s; John Currence, City Grocery; Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery and Balise; Kelly English, The Second Line and Magnolia House at Harrah’s Gulf Coast; Miles Landrem, Johnny Sanchez; Ryan Prewitt, Pêche Seafood Grill; David Slater, Emeril’s Restaurant; Erin Swanson, Restaurant R’evolution; Austin Breckenridge, La Petite Grocery; and Patrick Wellman, Coquette.
On Saturday, March 19, “Fête des Chefs” dispersed into intimate dinner parties celebrating seven world-renowned chefs in gorgeous New Orleans locations.
These included: Chef John Besh with Gail Simmons and Chef Erick Loos at the home of John and Jenifer Besh; chef Marc Vetri with chef Todd Pulsinelli at the home of James Carville and Mary Matalin; chef Ashley Christensen with chef Alon Shaya at The Sazerac Building; chef Aarón Sánchez with chef Miles Landrem at the Ashley Longshore art gallery; chef Michelle Bernstein with chef Drake Leonards at The Whitney Bank Mansion; chef Ed Lee with chef Brian Landry at the home of a New Orleans Pelican player; and chef Sean Brock with Chef Justin Devillier at The Ace Hotel Luxury Penthouse Suite.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Fêtes des Chefs,” benefiting The John Besh Foundation
When: Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19
Where: The Civic; various locations