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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, Roadtripsrus.com, Today in Food History, Today's National Food Holidays, Travel, Travel Blog | 0 comments

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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Today in Food History: Delmonico’s

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in Charles Ranhafer, Delmonico's Restaurant, Food, Food Blog, Lobster Newburg Recipe, Lorenzo Delmonico, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel | 0 comments

Quote for Today: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf On this day in 1813, Lorenzo Delmonico, famed restaurateur was born at Marengo, Switzerland. Lorenzo was four years behind his Uncle’s John and Peter who opened up a pastry shop in Manhattan on 23 William Street in 1827. Lorenzo became responsible for the wine list and menu, but for the most part took over the show. In fact, he turned this Pastry Shop into one of the first and most famous restaurants in America – Delmonico’s Restaurant. Though not a Chef, Lorenzo hired the famous Charles Ranhafer to run his kitchens and they both became legends. The final Delmonico owned restaurant closed in 1923 due to prohibition. Over the years though I hear others have laid claim to this famous...

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