Mar 22 2010
In honor of National Lobster Newburg Day on March 25, Delmonico’s (56 Beaver Street NYC, 212-509-1144) will serve up dishes of its well-known Lobster Newburg on Thursday for just $18.76. Pretty darn good deal considering it’s $49 on the menu. Delmonico’s introduced Lobster Newburg back in 1876 after Ben Wenberg, a wealthy sea captain and regular customer, told Charles Delmonico that he’d seen a new way to cook lobster. Wenberg then prepared a lobster tableside for Charles D. as he had seen using cream, cognac sherry, sweet butter and cayenne pepper. Guess it must have been damn good, cause it was added to the menu as Lobster à la Wenberg and became an instant hit with customers. After a falling out with Wenberg, Delmonico’s took the dish off its menu. After customers kept asking for it, they put it back on, but renamed the dish Lobster Newburg. Check out this pic of Lobster Newburg on AlwaysHungry.