New Orleans Chef John Besh Visits Fairhope

9 Dec

Chef John Besh, one of the rising culinary stars in the Crescent City, made a stop in Fairhope last night to promote his new cookbook, “My New Orleans.” The event, sponsored by Page and Palette Bookstore, was held at the beautiful Fairhope Inn in downtown Fairhope, AL.

The inn was decorated for Christmas and the complimentary wine and shrimp remoulade appetizers made for a festive occasion. A strolling accordian player provided the soundtrack by performing a variety of Christmas tunes and pop standards.

The crowd was much larger than I expected. This guy is a bit of a rock star with foodies along the Gulf Coast. I estimated about 200-300 people made the scene. Many of them purchased multiple cookbooks and waited patiently to meet Besh. He signed books and seemed to take great pleasure in chatting with each party as they arrived at the signing table.

The setting was relaxing & the weather comfortable

Downtown Fairhope is all lighted up for Christmas

For more on Besh and his new cookbook, visit his web site at www.chefjohnbesh.com  or http://shop.chefjohnbesh.com/myneworleansthecookbook.aspx

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One Response to “New Orleans Chef John Besh Visits Fairhope”

  1. JT Stone December 24, 2009 at 5:46 am #

    I am glad to see chef bech out doing good. He sure knows how to cook. I enjoy seeing him when he appears on various Food Network shows.

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