Iconic New Orleans restaurateur Ella Brennan documentary to debut on September 13

New Orleans restaurateur Ella Brennan, “Miss Ella,” changed the way America eats.

“At age 18 she went to work at her brother’s bar on Bourbon street,” according to the Commander’s Palace website. “The New Orleans dining scene had no idea what was about to hit it. Turns out one of America’s greatest business coaches is a woman. And her field is a restaurant. But it could have been anywhere. This is the great American story.”

“What many don’t know is that when Ella Brennan was a teenager in 1940’s New Orleans, the city’s food and drink business was in its infant stage, generating less than a million dollars a year,” according to Ella Brennan movie. “Today, it has grown into a billion-dollar industry for the city, many crediting the Brennan family, guided by Ella for pushing Creole wining and dining into the American mainstream and creating a lasting impact on how Americans eat and drink.”

Famous chefs Emeril Lagasse, Danny Meyer, Jeremiah Tower and Daniel Boulud are all featured in the film, among others.

The film and the book are set to debut September 13. View the film teaser here.

Director Leslie Iwerks is an Academy Award and Emmy nominated director and producer.

(Photo: EllaBrennanMovie.com)

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