According to the Uptown Messenger, The Commissary, a concept conceived by the restaurant group Brennan and Company, was originally created with the intent to offer food from the group's five restaurants: Palace Café, Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse, Bourbon House, Tableau, and Acorn. The idea behind The Commissary was for New Orleanians to have access to and enjoy the same high-quality foods used in these restaurants within a single in-house eatery and bar. The project is managed by Geordie Brower, Sarah Brennan, Richard Brennan III, and Matthew Pettus.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the team's mission has changed for the time being. Starting next Thursday, The Commissary will offer "extended family meals" for pickup, in addition to an array of signature dishes from each of the group's five restaurants and make-at-home meal kits. "The Commissary has given us a wonderful opportunity to do what we do best: feed people," Matthew Pettus said.
Last Friday, with the sponsorship of Jim Beam and Baumer Foods (the
maker of Crystal Hot Sauce), the Dickie Brennan and Company team cooked and passed out 250 free meals, delivering an
additional 100 to Touro Infirmary.
Be sure to check out thecommissary.nola.com for additional details on planned food giveaways.