News of John Besh's revival of Caribbean Room stirs memories

November 3, 2015
By: Todd A. Price,

"It's a shame what's happened to this great property the past 20 years," commented Roky36. "Thanks for stepping up to the plate Mr. Besh and investors."

News broke Monday (Nov. 2) that John Besh would revive the Caribbean Room when the Pontchartrain Hotel reopens in 2016.

Besh's team will run the Caribbean Room, the Bayou Bar, the Silver Whistle Cafe and a new, yet-to-be-named rooftop bar.

"A favorite from the days when I wore a smaller man's clothes," commented reader