John Besh buys Le Foret restaurant for Pigeon & Prince event space

January 7, 2016
By: Todd A. Price,

Chef John Besh purchased the CBD restaurant Le Foret, which he will use as a private event space called Pigeon & Prince.

"We get people who want to host special events, but we don't have the space," said Maggie Moore, a spokeswoman for the Besh Restaurant Group.

Le Foret opened in 2009. Under its original chef, Jimmy Corwell, Le Foret was one of the most promising new restaurants in New Orleans. But in 2011 Corwell was fired due to a conflict with manager Danny Millan. Le Foret never fully regained its footing. It closed Jan. 1, 2016.

Erick Loos, the executive chef at the Besh Restaurant Group's La Provence, will also be the executive chef at Pigeon & Prince. He will maintain his position at La Provence as well.