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NEW ORLEANS(WGNO)– If you love bread welcome to heaven. Willa Jean is the latest installation in John Besh’s restaurant dynasty, and currently holds the title of literally the best cookies I have ever tasted. According to Chef Kelly Fields, the recipe took 2 years to perfect.

News with a Twist reporter, Meghan Kluth investigated the story behind Willa Jean yesterday. The concept has been in the conversation between chef Kelly Fields and Besh for a decade, and on it’s first day open sold 1000 baked goods within 2 hours. What makes it different from his other restaurants such as Johnny Sanchez, Luke, August, and Shaya is that the menu is formed around bread. Pastry chef, Lisa White is a partner in the restaurant, and Fields regards her as the most talented baker in the south, so now you know what we’re working with.

It’s the first female driven restaurant of the BRG, and has a fun laid back atmosphere. The goal is to make it a neighborhood bakery, but it’s much more than that. The menu offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It includes a full wine list, slushy drinks and a cocktail program that pulls a lot of influence from their coffee and tea, resulting in interesting infused cocktails.