"Johnny and Friends" Pop-up Series

New Orleans' chefs in the kitchen

Unforgettable New Orleans Dining Experience

Join legendary Southern Chef John Besh, Garden & Gun magazine, Omni Hotels & Resorts and a host of culinary masters for a series of pop-up gastronomic experiences in New Orleans. Culinary travel packages are being offered at each of Omni’s three New Orleans hotels. Enjoy a two-night package at Omni Royal Orleans to experience luxurious accommodations, a Garden & Gun welcome gift, food and beverage credit and two tickets to the John Besh pop-up dinner.

If you decide to stay for one night, select the Omni Riverfront or Omni Royal Crescent Hotel and receive a beautiful room, welcome gift and tickets to the John Besh dinner.

Event dates are:

June 15 – Yes Ma’am Women in Food Dinner (Pigeon & Prince)
Five of the country’s most celebrated female chefs will come together for one evening to create an unparalleled dinner experience.

  • Compère Lapin Chef/Owner Nina Compton has more than 15 years’ experience manning the stoves of some of the finest restaurants in the country.
  • Chef Cassidee Dabney prepares beautifully served, farm-fresh and multi-course menus of the Blackberry Farm Barn’s signature Foothills Cuisine.
  • Traci Des Jardins has been a part of the San Francisco food community for 25 years and currently runs a diverse group of eateries, from her iconic Jardinière to Public House.
  • Co-host of “36 Hours,” Chef Kristen Kish traveled the world after winning Bravo’s Top Chef Season 10 and serving as Chef de Cuisine of Menton.
  • Besh Restaurant Group Executive Pastry Chef Kelly Fields inherited her love of farm fresh ingredients and baking to create a more sustainable pastry kitchen in New Orleans.

August 24 – Fa’lia with Chef Michael Schwartz from Miami
September 21 – Backstreet Cafe with Chef Hugo Ortega from Houston
October 19 – Animal with Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo from Los Angeles
November 30 – Underbelly with Chef Chris Shepherd from Houston

December dates announced soon

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Availability

Booking may be done online or you may book directly with a reservation specialist.

Through December 5, 2017

Omni Royal Orleans: Two-night minimum  rates from $454 per night (contact Deidre Jones at 504-529-7024 or deidre.jones@omnihotels.com)

Omni Royal Crescent: One-night minimum  rates from $549 (contact Chelsea Cunningham at 504-571-7492 or chelsea.cunningham@omnihotels.com)

Omni Riverfront Hotel: One-night minimum – rates from $594 (contact Ren French at 504-681-1052 or ren.french@omnihotels.com)

Package Details

  • Two (2) tickets to the John Besh foundation pop-up dinner series
  • Special welcome amenity from Garden & Gun Magazine including two signed cookbooks and locally crafted accoutrements
  • Turndown service with a local amenity
  • Complimentary late check-out at 2:00 p.m.
  • Two-night package at Omni Royal Orleans also includes food and beverage credit

Conditions

Subject to availability. Does not apply to groups or conventions and cannot be combined with other discounts. 3-day advance booking required. Omni Royal Orleans requires a two-night minimum stay.