New Orleans Chef John Besh to Open 3 Restaurants in the Thompson Nashville Hotel

John Besh, who runs The Daily Meal’s 2015 Restaurant of the Year, will open three restaurants in Nashville later this year
New Orleans Chef John Besh to Open 3 Restaurants in the Thompson Nashville Hotel

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The largest concept will be The Marsh House, a Southern seafood restaurant inspired by the food of Besh’s childhood.

New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh (August, Domenica, Shaya) will open three restaurants in the Thompson Nashville, an upcoming hotel located in the Gulch, a trendy neighborhood in downtown Nashville.

Shaya, Besh’s restaurant with fellow James Beard award winner Alon Shaya, was chosen as The Daily Meal’s 2015 Restaurant of the Year.

The focal point of the three concepts will be The Marsh House, a Southern seafood restaurant that pays homage to Louisiana. “I still live on the same body of water I grew up on,” Besh told the Tennessean. “It’s my sanctuary.”

Killebrew Coffee, named after Tennessee commissioner of agriculture J.B. Killebrew — a progressive Southern botanist and educator who advocated for the New South — will have breakfast and lunch options as well as coffee and tea.

Finally, the project includes a rooftop bar with cocktails and small plates. An executive chef, who will oversee all three concepts, has not yet been named.

The Thompson Nashville  hotel is slated to open in the fall. 

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