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Author Talk: Max Tucci — The Delmonico Way: Sublime Entertaining and Legendary Recipes from the Restaurant that Made New York

January 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Located in the heart of Wall Street, Delmonico’s from 1827 to the 1980s shaped New York City’s restaurant scene. Under the original ownership of the Delmonico brothers, Pietro and Giovanni, Delmonico’s introduced the first farm-to-table concept, à la carte dining — complete with white tablecloths and menus — but most notably created the phenomenon called the “power lunch.” The impact of World War I and the era of Prohibition caused the family to cease operations, shuttering the restaurant in 1923. In 1926, Oscar Tucci, a Tuscan immigrant, took over ownership and developed a strict code of hospitality, etiquette, and operations coupled with legendary libations and superb fare known as the Delmonico way.

Wilton Library will welcome local author Max Tucci, Oscar’s grandson, for an author talk about The Delmonico Way, which welcomes readers to a world when dining out was a glamorous affair. Max and his celebrity chef friends offer timeless recipes and he shares his tips for recreating the magic of the Delmonico way at home. Tucci is a writer and a TV and radio personality, and an award-winning producer and host of the “Max & Friends” podcast.

Elm Street Books will be selling copies after the talk. Wilton Library will receive a portion of the book sale proceeds.

GOOD Morning Wilton is the media sponsor of the library’s author talks.

Registration is required. To register and for more information, visit the Wilton Library website, call the library’s reference librarians at 203.762.6350 or register via email.


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