Tujague’s Releases Chef John Besh Menu For 160th Anniversary Dinner

NEW ORLEANS – In celebration of Tujague’s 160th Anniversary, the French Quarter dining institution will host a one-night-only dinner prepared by renowned Chef John Besh. 

         On Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Tujague’s, 823 Decatur St., guests can enjoy a five course meal with wine pairings to benefit the John Besh Foundation.

         According to Tujague’s owner Mark Latter, “As we wrap up our anniversary dinner series, we are thrilled to have Chef John Besh commemorate this milestone with us. He’s an icon in New Orleans and we can’t wait to welcome him to the Tujague’s kitchen.”

         Chef Besh said “I am thrilled to be invited to participate celebrating Tujague's 160th year. I love the fact that we have many restaurants over 100 years old in New Orleans and our creole traditions are continuing for the next generation. We have the only indigenous urban cuisine left in America. We need to continue to celebrate those that have perpetuated this beautiful and delicious culture.”

         Priced at $115 per person (all-inclusive) the evening will start at 7:00 p.m. with a champagne reception followed by Besh’s five course menu with wine pairings.


First Course

Fried Eggs, Caviar and Green Garlic

Château de Montfort, Crémant de Loire


Second Course

Daube Glace with Foie Gras, Horseradish and Gribiche

Paul Buisse, Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine


Third Course

Blue Crab Bisque with Cognac Cream and Tapioca

Billaud-Simon, Petit Chablis


Fourth Course

Duck Jambalaya with Fig Jus and Pickled Mustard Greens

Domaine Faiveley, Mercurey, La Framboisière


Fifth Course

Banana Bread Pudding

Blandy’s Five-Year Malmsey Madeira


         In addition, guests will also be able to purchase signed/ personalized cookbooks from Besh, as well as signed Tujague’s cookbooks from culinary historian and author Poppy Tooker, who will be onsite for the festivities.

         Seating is limited and reservations are suggested by calling (504) 525-8676.

         Established in 2011, the John Besh Foundation provides scholarships, grants and loans to individuals in the New Orleans community with the passion, creativity and knowledge to enact change in New Orleans and Louisiana. Chef John Besh created the John Besh Foundation in order to better serve his community by bringing a focus to his efforts in New Orleans.

         Through essential partnerships and generous donations, the Foundation promotes the preservation of the culinary history and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana through the cultivation of new talent and the support of local endeavors.

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