On Thursday, May 13, chef John Besh hosts a special dinner at the nonprofit Cafe Reconcile (1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 568-1157; www.reconcileneworleans.org), serving a four-course meal of dishes from his cookbook My New Orleans. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $165 per person, with a minimum party size of four people. The cost includes dinner, open bar and a signed copy of My New Orleans. Proceeds benefit Cafe Reconcile, which provides life skills and job training to disadvantaged young people. For reservations, call 299-3962 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.