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Vice Presidential Spouse Visits Ralph's on the Park for Friday Lunch

Dr. Jill Biden enjoys local seafood specialties while visiting New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 15, 2010

Contact: Charlee Williamson
Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group
cwilliamson@neworleans-food.com
504-813-6219


NEW ORLEANS— Ralph's on the Park in mid-city New Orleans hosted a surprise VIP guest for Friday Lunch. Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stopped for lunch at the picturesque restaurant overlooking City Park after her visit to Delgado Community College where she reportedly spent the morning touring the campus and meeting with college administrators, teachers and students in support of the Obama-Biden Administration's commitment to supporting America's community colleges.

Joining Dr. Biden for lunch were her social planner and her assistant, plus a five-member secret service detail stationed nearby. Dr. Biden lunched on Chef Chip Flanagan's Jumbo Louisiana Lump Crab & Heirloom Tomato Salad and a Louisiana Seafood Crepe, sharing both courses with her assistant. Her social planner enjoyed a Louisiana Crabmeat Napoleon and an Oysters Rockefeller Reprised prepared with local P&J oysters, spinach custard, rooftop bacon and housemade breadcrumbs.

An additional Oysters Rockefeller Reprised appetizer was ordered and taken to go – perhaps for a hungry Vice President? Dr. Biden was warm and gracious to the Ralph's on the Park staff telling General Manager Roy Barre that she intended to bring her husband back to the restaurant on a subsequent visit – a sentiment echoed by her social planner.

In March 2008, First Lady Laura Bush also enjoyed lunch at Ralph's on the Park on a visit to view New Orleans' post-Katrina progress, bringing attention to the work yet to be done and to thank those working to aid the recovery.

Vice President Biden was in New Orleans and Grand Lake on Friday to announce the Administration's steps to assist recovery and rebuilding in the region after the devastating 2005 storms Katrina and Rita. In a tragic twist of fate, the Biden's will leave South Louisiana with plans to visit South Florida on Saturday to meet with members of the Haitian-American community about the United States' response to the crisis in Haiti.


About Ralph's on the Park
Located across from the entrance to City Park, Ralph’s on the Park is a Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group property. Ralph's on the Park is open for Dinner Nightly, Friday Lunch, Sunday Brunch and for Private Parties. FREE VALET PARKING is available. Visit www.ralphsonthepark.com for complete Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch menus. Reservations may be made by calling (504) 488-1000.

About Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group
The New Orleans-based Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group is owned and operated by Ralph Brennan and includes French Quarter restaurants BACCO and Red Fish Grill, Ralph’s on the Park in Mid-City New Orleans and Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen at the Disneyland® Resort in Southern California. Each of these award-winning restaurants celebrates the cuisine and hospitality of classic and contemporary New Orleans.



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