National Oysters Rockefeller Day – January 10
NATIONAL OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER DAY
So rich, there was only one man’s name this dish could bear at the time according to the chef who so masterfully created famous recipes in the French Quarter. January 10 recognizes National Oysters Rockefeller Day!
In 1889 in the renowned kitchen of Antione’s, Jules Alciatore developed a recipe for baked oysters on the half shell with sauce and bread crumbs that would earn the name Oysters Rockefeller. A dish so rich Alciatore himself admitted, “…I know of no other name rich enough for their richness.”
While other restaurants serve similar dishes, only historic Antione’s (founded by Antione Alciatore, Jules Aliatore’s father in 1840) serves the original Oysters Rockefeller. Food Network’s Alton Brown even told us on Good Eats that Aliatore took the recipe to his grave. Others have tried to determine the finer ingredients without success. Only Antione’s and the Aliatore family have the authentic recipe.
Having served over three million, five hundred thousand orders of Oysters Rockefeller and counting, Antione’s recipe has withstood the test of time and garnered the praises of culinary critics. Each order since 1889 has been numbered. Even today’s customers will receive their privileged number identifying their place in the history of Oysters Rockefeller.
HOW TO OBSERVE
If you are near Antione’s, stop in to savor a taste of history and use #NationalOystersRockefellerDay to share on social media.
Founded in 2017 by Antione’s to celebrate the longevity of this acclaimed dish, National Oyster Rockefeller Day was approved by the Registrar at National Day Calendar in 2016.
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