"Ella"bration Part II: Brunch & Matinee (reservations required)
Leslie is an Academy Award® and Emmy® nominated director and producer. For over a decade, she has produced, directed, and edited award-winning feature and short documentaries, television specials, tributes, corporate films, and digital content. Her clients have included Disney, Pixar, Hearst, Starz, Bravo, GE, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, among others.
Her body of work encompasses enterprise feature films (The Pixar Story, Citizen Hearst, ILM: Creating the Impossible, the Imagineering Story, Hand Behind the Mouse) to her acclaimed environmental and social issue documentaries (Recycled Life, Pipe Dreams, and Downstream).
Leslie is an adventure and travel enthusiast, and has filmed on all seven continents around the world.
Her desire to innovate and push boundaries in documentaries, film, animation and new technologies has been cultivated and inspired by her family upbringing.
Her grandfather, Ub Iwerks, was the original designer and co-creator of Mickey Mouse and multi-Academy Award winning visual effects pioneer. Her father, Don Iwerks, also an Academy Award winner for Technical Lifetime Achievement, was founder of the large format film company, Iwerks Entertainment, building large format systems in over 200 theaters around the world.
Ella Brennan: Commanding the Movie
Help us celebrate our debut of Ella Brennan Movie to Houston by joining us for brunch and a matinee.
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Cost: $46 / per person
- Special 3-course chef's package by Executive Chef Danny Trace
- Transportation shuttle to and from MFAH (available first-come, first-serve, or take personal vehicle)
- Ticket to Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table Screening
Pre-Screen Brunch @ Brennan's
3300 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006
10:00 a.m. Seating
12: 30 p.m. Depart to MFAH (Museum of Fine Arts Houston)
Screening at Houston Cinema Arts Festival @ MFAH
1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77006
Opening Remarks by Leslie Iwerks
1:00 p.m. Ella Movie Begins
***Limited Seating Available ***
To Book, please call our reservations line at 713-522-9711 and mention 'Brunch and Matinee'
(Menu is based on availability and may change.)
Snapping Turtle Soup A Brennan's Tradition Splashed with Sherry
Soup Du Jour Made Fresh Daily Using the Freshest of Seasonal Ingredients
Smoked Shrimp & Okra Gumbo Toasted Garlic Jazzmen Rice and Chef's Blend of File
Covey Rise Apple Salad Texas Grown Greens, Medjool Dates, Creole Pecans, Celery Ribbons and Spiced Cider Yogurt
Texas Creole Oyster Stew Brennan's Bacon, Melted Leeks, Herbsaint Cream and Mississippi River Paddlefish Caviar Toast
Wild Shrimp Remoulade Shrimp Boil Vegetables, Petite Lettuces, Preserved Lemon and Chilled Remoulade Dressing
Eggs Brennan Family Favorite of Egg Benedict and Artichoke Bottomed Sardou Crowned with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise
Gulf Coast Shrimp & Grits Goat Cheese Stone Ground Grits, Marinated Sweet Peppers and Sun Dried Tomato Butter
Louisiana Catfish Pecan Haricot Vert, Corn Maque Choux, Creole Pecans and Citrus Meuniere Sauce
Bird Dog Whiskey Glazed Texas Quail Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing, Bacon Braised Collard Greens, Wood Grilled Rabbit Sausage and Potlikker Jus
Cast Iron Vegetable Scramble Farmer's Vegetables in Egg Whites with Petite Spinach, Lone Star Feta Cheese and Chayote Pico De Gallo
Southern Beef Grillades & Grits Cutlets of Tenderloin Smothered in Creole Vegetables and Rich Beef Jus with Goat Cheese Stone Ground Grits
Creole Bread Pudding Souffle French Bread Custard in Whipped Meringue with Hard Whiskey Sauce
Brennan's Bananas Foster Flamed Tableside with Caribbean Rum over Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Bayou City Petite Beignets Dusted in Imperial Powdered Sugar with Cafe Au Lait Anglaise
Mississippi Mud Pie Candied Peanut Crust with Heavenly Hash Candy and Caramel Popcorn
Robin's Lemon Meringue Pie Blueberry Coulis, Torched Meringue and Candied Lemon Zest