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Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table

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Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table


How to purchase your ticket(s):

  • Film + Q&A: Buy here or click the 7:00 showtime
  • Film + Q&A with RECEPTION: Buy here or click the “Buy Ticket” button at the bottom of the page. Each package is valid for one person.

Film: Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table is the story of the inspirational matriarch behind the iconic Commander’s Palace restaurant, who revolutionized creole cuisine while helping to launch the celebrity chef phenomenon. Including interviews with Emeril Lagasse and Paul Prudhomme, this is a loving tribute to a pioneer of the modern American food movement. New York premiere of a festival favorite!

Q&A with restaurateur Alvin Clayton, proprietor of the beloved New Rochelle restaurant Alvin & Friends

Alvin Clayton grew up in Trinidad among a tradition of cooking and hospitality. Now residing in New Rochelle with his family, Alvin is the proprietor of the beloved restaurant Alvin & Friends, featuring award-winning Southern/Caribbean cooking, signature cocktails, Alvin’s celebrated paintings, and outstanding jazz performances.

Film + Q&A Tickets: $10 (member), $15 (nonmember)


Special Tasting Reception Package with Live Music!
Special Tasting Reception Package with Live Music!
Monday, Jun. 19 2017, 7:00
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The Big Easy Summer Party! Following the screening limited tickets are available for a special reception at the Media Arts Lab, featuring a custom crafted tasting menu by Alvin & Friends while The Bunkhouse Boys perform traditional Cajun dance tunes. Tasting menu provided by Alvin & Friends  Featuring contemporary cuisine with Southern and Caribbean flavors. Described by The New York Times as “a darling of downtown New Rochelle,” and named by Westchester Magazine as one of the “Best of Westchester” four years in a row. Live music! Featuring a live performance from The Bunkhouse Boys with traditional Cajun dance tunes on guitar, fiddle, Cajun accordion and triangle! Film + Q&A with RECEPTION: $75 (members), $100 (nonmembers)


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