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Chef John Besh Brings His “Big Easy” to Pensacola’s SoGo District in Support of WSRE

Posted by Mary Riker on

PENSACOLA, Fla., October 5, 2015—The 27th Annual WSRE Wine & Food Classic continues on Sunday, Oct. 25 with New Orleans celebrity Chef John Besh. He will be WSRE’s featured guest for an afternoon meet and greet and book signing from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at So Gourmet in Downtown Pensacola.

Admission to the meet and greet event is free with a portion of proceeds from sales of the new “Besh Big Easy” cookbook donated to the WSRE-TV Foundation.

In “Besh Big Easy: 101 Home-Cooked New Orleans Recipes”—Besh’s fourth book—he makes his favorite hometown cooking accessible to a wide audience of cooks in simple and accessible recipes. Besh owns 12 restaurants, including 10 in New Orleans, and hosts the “Chef John Besh’s New Orleans” public television show.

Following the meet and greet event, Besh will present the sold-out Big Easy VIP Dinner for WSRE donors at Jackson’s Steakhouse from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A Bodacious Family of Shops is Presenting Sponsor for the 2015 Wine & Food Classic. Will and Jane Merrill are this year’s Honorary Event Chairs. Besh’s participation is sponsored in part by Polonza Bistro. The earlier Grand Southern Tasting on Oct. 16—also part of the annual Wine & Food Classic—is sponsored in part by Gulf Power Company. Proceeds support the mission of WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, to deliver quality educational media and outreach services.

Visit wsre.org/wineandfood to learn more.

Media Relations Contact:
Mary Riker
mriker@wsre.org