Evolution of the New York City Restaurant
New York City is home to thousands of restaurants. Indulging in fine dining, sampling the latest food craze, grabbing a bite on the go – one thing is for certain, New Yorkers love their restaurants. Start in the 19th century and eat your way through the evolution of the New York restaurant. Our host will explain how housing, gender roles and the influence of foreign immigrant cuisine converged to create New York's cultural mecca: the restaurant.
Silver Shell Oysters: local oysters lightly stewed in their liquor, breadcrumbs & drawn butter
Mince Pie: currants, plums, sweet wine, mace & suet
Mock Turtle Soup: consomme with chicken quennelles, heritage pork & calf’s head
Maraschino Sorbet: refreshing ices with traditional Maraschino liquor
Roast Duck: with sour cherries & asparagus Hollandaise
Alaska Florida: Delmonico’s classic with seasonal house made ice cream and toasted meringue