Ti Adelaid Martin



Ti Adelaide Martin is the co-proprietor of three of New Orleans’ finest dining establishments, including Commander’s Palace, Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar, and SoBou. Martin credits her mother, Ella Brennan, the “grande dame” of the famous Brennan clan, for setting the stage for her love of the restaurant business.  In addition to her book about her mother’s inspirational life, a feature-length documentary about Miss Ella premiers at the New Orleans Film Festival in October.





3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room E
Book Talk
Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace

4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Miss Ella of Commander's Palace

Ella Brennan, “Miss Ella,” changed the way America eats. At 18 years old, she went to work at her brother’s bar on Bourbon street. The New Orleans dining scene had no idea what was about to hit it. Turns out it was one of America’s greatest business coaches, whose impact on the restaurant industry and Creole cuisine is evident across the nation today. The story of our restaurant family matriarch! 


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