Renowned restaurateur Ella Brennan dies at 92, report says

Renowned restaurateur Ella Brennan dies at 92, report says
Ella Brennan Source: NOLA.com

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Ella Brennan, the matriarch of New Orleans' dominant restaurant family who built Commander's Palace into an award-winning establishment renowned for its food and service and for the long list of eminent chefs who trained in the kitchen, died Thursday morning at her Garden District home, according to our partners NOLA.com | The Times Picayune.

She was 92.

After learning of Brennan's passing, Mayor Latoya Cantrell released a statement saying,

"New Orleans has lost one of its true cultural and culinary treasures with the passing of Miss Ella Brennan. For someone who was not a professionally trained chef, Miss Ella appreciated the nuances of authentic New Orleans cuisine and its potential as an economic engine.

Chef Emeril Lagasse took to Twitter to share his condolences calling Brennan a mentor, friend and family.

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