Co-proprietor of one of the most beloved restaurants in New Orleans, the legendary Commander’s Palace, Ti Adelaide Martin dishes on her family dynasty and shares stories from growing up as part of restaurant royalty. Ti faithfully carries on the family legacy, embodying the spirit of the New Orleans’ cuisine and cocktail culture. The daughter of Ella Brennan, “mother, mentor, blunt-talking fireball, and matriarch of a New Orleans restaurant empire,” Ti has expanded the family business to include Café Adelaide, the Swizzle Stick Bar, and SoBou, and co-authored several books that offer a glimpse into her family’s kitchens where iconic chefs like Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse, and James Beard Award winner, Tory McPhail got their start. Her most recent is a candid autobiography co-written with her mother, Miss Ella Brennan of Commander’s Palace: I Don’t Want a Restaurant Where a Jazz Band Can’t Come Marching Through! The book is far more than the story of a woman and her life in the restaurant business; it is the history of how American restaurants and cuisine came to be where they are today. Moderated by John Pope with brunch samples and cocktails provided by Café Adelaide.
SAT 3/25 11:00 AM
Individual tickets to this event are available for $20
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