Growing Up Brennan

When Owen Brennan opened the Vieux Carré restaurant in 1946, he created a Louisiana dynasty that today numbers more than a dozen establishments run by multiple members of the Brennan’s clan. On this week’s show, we explore what it’s like to grow up Brennan.

Lally Brennan and Ti Martin share childhood memories and discuss what it’s like to be at the helm of Commander’s Palace today.

Ralph Brennan had five restaurants in his portfolio when he learned the flagship Royal Street Brennan's was in danger of passing outside of the family. Ralph tells the inside story of the steps he took to insure that didn’t happen and shares some personal tales of first dates that included champagne fueled carriage rides through the French Quarter.

Perhaps the most iconic dish served at the Brennan's restaurants is Bananas Foster. Former Brennan’s Chef Lazone Randolph learned how to make the famous, flaming dessert from its creator, Chef Paul Blange. Lazone whips up a batch for our Louisiana Eats! audience.

Finally, Dickie Brennan joins us to reminisce about how his father, Mr. Dick Brennan, Sr., invented the iconic jazz brunch.

It’s all Brennan, all the time, on this week’s Louisiana Eats!