There’s a reason you hear the name John Besh quite a bit when you talk about New Orleans. That’s because he’s one of the few chefs who not only stuck around during and after Katrina, he has thrived in the aftermath, always emphasizing as much local seafood and produce as he can. His flagship, August, is a bastion of fine-dining amid the po’ boy shops and sazerac bars. It’s elegant without stuffiness, classic without pretension. I wish everyone who visited NOLA spent just one night here, eating from the glorious menu of local specialties.
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