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. 

First
Silver Shell Oysters: local oysters lightly stewed in their liquor, breadcrumbs & drawn butter

Second
Mince Pie: currants, plums, sweet wine, mace & suet

Third
Mock Turtle Soup: consomme with chicken quennelles, heritage pork & calf’s head

Fourth
Maraschino Sorbet: refreshing ices with traditional Maraschino liquor

Fifth
Roast Duck: with sour cherries & asparagus Hollandaise

Sixth
Alaska Florida: Delmonico’s classic with seasonal house made ice cream and toasted meringue