November 3, 2015
By: Sam Darcangelo, Off Beat Magazine
John Besh will revive the Pontchartrain Hotel’s famed Caribbean Room when the elegant St. Charles Avenue hotel re-opens next year.
NOLA.com reports that the celebrity chef and New Orleans restaurateur extraordinaire’s Besh Restaurant Group will run the new Caribbean Room, as well as the hotel’s Bayou Bar, new rooftop bar and Silver Whistle Cafe. Besh–who already runs numerous acclaimed local eateries, such as August, Shaya and Lüke–posted a statement on his Facebook page today that reads:
I’m very proud to announce my partnership with the Pontchartrain Hotel to revitalize the storied Caribbean Room – it is a place that I hold dear to my heart, and has been at the center of many people’s memories for decades. It’s high time to bring its glory back, and I’m honored to be a part of this history.