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Tour of Besh Restaurants at Cafe Hope

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  Young people who graduate from the hospitality industry-training program at Cafe Hope (1101 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 347-0772; www.cafehope.org) go on to work at restaurants across the area. This Friday, Dec. 9, six high-profile examples of those restaurants are coming to Cafe Hope for a special benefit for this nonprofit.

  The Besh Restaurant Group (www.chefjohnbesh.com) has partnered with the cafe for the event, where guests will find dishes from Restaurant August, Luke, American Sector, La Provence, Domenica and Borgne, the forthcoming restaurant chef John Besh plans to open in the new Hyatt Regency hotel with chef Brian Landry, formerly of Galatoire's.

  Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. and the $150 ticket includes a copy of Besh's latest cookbook My Family Table. A patron party begins an hour earlier and tickets for this cost $250 each. Call 310-6865 or get tickets online at www.donate.ccano.org/CafeHope.

  An affiliated ministry of Catholic Charities, Cafe Hope uses the full-service restaurant format to offer life skills and career-building training to young adults who want to make a new start. It serves weekday lunch and offers catering services.

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