Dine in the home of John Besh or James Carville at Fetes des Chefs

February 2016
By: Todd A. Price, Times-Picayune

What does it take to snag an invitation to a private dinner with Gail Simmons of Bravo's "Top Chef" at John Besh's Slidell home? To attend an intimate party atop the new Ace hotel with food from Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and Sean Brock of Husk in Charleston? Or to spend an evening at James Carville and Mary Matalin's mansion for a meal from celebrated Italian chef Marc Vetri?

At Fêtes des Chefs on Saturday, March 19, all it takes is a $1,000 to $1,500 ticket.

The fundraising dinners, which are limited to 30 guests, benefit the foundation of John Besh, the celebrity chef behind AugustLüke,La Provence and many other local restaurants.