DELMONICO'S: A Century of Splendor by Lately Thomas

DELMONICO'S: A Century of Splendor

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Diamond stomachers outside, terrapine a la Maryland inside, all the beautiful people frequented Delmonico's, the ""gastronomic temple"" of New York for about a hundred years. Lately Thomas who wrote about this era in Sam Ward records its origins (Giovanni Del-Monico and his brother Peter started the little cafe which became the great hostelry in 1826); its expansion and moves uptown; its celebrities; its cotillions and gala functions; its lasting contribution--Delmonico's introduced haute cuisine stateside--before it faded Just after World War II. Along with some of its repertory and wine list. Mr. Thomas is not Cleveland Amory so that his millefeuilles from a golden era seem like so many faded leaves.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1967
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin