On Friday night, the Civic Theater was hopping with revelers looking for some good food, booze, and music to dance to. It was the first annual Fêtes Fest, a sold-out bash to benefit the John Besh Foundation.
Food from chefs like Justin Devillier, John Currence, and Ryan Hewett sated attendees' hunger, (Currence's Goan-spiced redfish served over ginger black pepper rice grits topped with a coconut citrus gremolata was particularly delicious) while their thirst was slaked by an open bar which included a selection of Abita beer (including the newly released session IPA, The Big Easy) as well as a special Revelator coffee and Bulleit punch, guaranteed to keep everyone up for the party all night long. The music, provided by Tysson with the Soul Rebels headlining, also served the same purpose.
Sugar rush provided by desserts from La Petite Grocery, Restaurant R'evolution, and Coquette.