It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds the country's most entertaining finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business world to join him, sometimes for fine dining others for pizza. From CEO's to startups, managers, musicians, biomed needle-movers, Silicon Bayou success stories and entrepreneurs of all stripes put aside the elevator pitch and the talking points and actually enjoy themselves. It's business, New Orleans style.
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Imported Balls – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

One of the topics in the national debate these days is trade. Meaning imports and exports.

Onn Out to lunch, Pater and his guests take a look at two of the most obscure imports into the United States, and New Orleans. One from Britain, the other from Italy.

Francis Palumbo

Francis Palumbo joins Peter to talk about the British import. Francis is a member of the board of The Crescent City Blues Rugby Football club.

T.J. Stranova

T.J. Stranova is an authority on the Italian import. T.J is President of the Italian American Bocce Club of Greater New Orleans.

Bocce and rugby in the wine room at Commander's

Yes, while the rest of the business community is talking about free trade, NAFTA, The TPP, and tariffs, Out to Lunch is taking a break from all that to talk about imported ball games. Rugby. And Bocce.

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.