Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the death of renowned restaurateur Ella Brennan: 
 
“Ella Brennan was an icon in the culinary industry, and she graciously shared her passion for New Orleans and our cuisine with the world,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. “She was a trailblazer with a tenacious spirit who made it her mission to learn everything possible about the restaurant business from the ground up and as a result, she set a standard of excellence that was unmatched.  Donna and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to the Brennan family and friends. Ella’s legacy will live on throughout the state of Louisiana.”