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National Lobster Newburg Day

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Charles Ranhofer, Delmonico’s, Food, Food Blog, Lobster Newburg Day, Lobster Newburg Recipe, National Lobster Newburg Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Today in Food History, Today's National Food Holidays, Travel, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Lobster Newburg Day

Quote for Today: “A truly destitute man is not one without riches, but the poor wretch who has never partaken of lobster.” Anonymous National Lobster Newburg Day Today is Lobster Newburg Day. I have seen this dish spelled both Newberg and Newburg. Which one is correct may be argued endlessly. The dish itself had been popular from the last half of the 19th century through the 1960’s and 1970’s. Nouvelle cuisine and health consciousness may have taken it off many restaurant menus, but it is still a wonderful dish that can be found at some establishments.   The true creator of this dish may never be known, but the account I enjoy the most involved a wealthy sea captain by the name of Ben Wenberg. In 1876, he came home to New York and entered Delmonico’s Restaurant proclaiming he...

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National Eggs Benedict Day: The Tale of Two Benedict’s

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Captain and Mrs. Le Grand Benedict, Delmonico’s, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays, National Eggs Benedict Day, New York City, Roadtrips R Us, Tale of Two Benedict's, The Epicurean, The New Yorker, Thomas Benedict, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog, Waldorf Hotel | Comments Off on National Eggs Benedict Day: The Tale of Two Benedict’s

Quote for Today:  The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket then watch that basket.  Andrew Carnegie   Today is National Eggs Benedict Day.  This calorie laden dish can be found in restaurants all across the U.S. especially if you are eating Sunday Brunch.  The history of how this dish came about is varied, but I like the two versions that came from New York City.   The first gives credit to New York’s original fine dining establishment, Delmonico’s.  In the 1860’s, Captain and Mrs. Le Grand Benedict were regular customers and the Mrs. was getting bored with the menu.  At her request, Chef Ranhoffer created the Muffins with Ham, Poached Eggs and Hollandaise we know today.  His recipe for the dish was included in his 1894 cook book, The Epicurean.   In...

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Crab Newberg Day: Should Go National!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Ben Wenberg, Caesar Chiappini, Charles Ranhofer, Delmonico’s, Food, Lobster Newberg, Louis Fauchere, Mixed Seafood Newberg, Restaurants Serving Crab Newberg, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel & Food Blog | Comments Off on Crab Newberg Day: Should Go National!

Quote for Today: You can not teach a crab to walk straight. Aristophanes Crab Newberg Day is not a National Food Holiday, but it should be. The month of March gives us National Crabmeat Day on the 9th and National Lobster Newberg Day falls on  5th. You tend to see a lot more Lobster Newberg’s on menus than Crab Newberg’s, why is that? I don’t believe it’s taste. In my opinion blue crab goes great with fortified wine and cream. Mixed Seafood Newberg might be the Restauranteur’s choice because the addition of small shrimp, tiny bay scallops, and fish cuts down on costs. Lobster Newberg might be the most popular because of the lofty status we Americans give this crustacean. Yet another reason is the fact that Lobster Newberg probably was invented first. Like most famous dishes, more than...

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