Celebrate 180 Years of Delmonico’s

Last week a New York institution celebrated its 180th anniversary. Delmonico’s, which has been treating New Yorkers to fabulous dishes for over a century, had a giant bash to celebrate this big milestone. Costumed Chezzam Events performers brought party-goers back to the 19th century, complete with a Vaudevillian plate spinner, street vendors, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain and more.

The main dining room was strewn with golden balloons, flutes filled with champagne and plenty of food. The restaurant was also presented with an official New York City Proclamation declaring Wednesday, September 13th and “Delmonico’s Day” by the Mayor’s Community Affairs Office, while nearby The New York Stock Exchange lit up an honorary facade in celebration.

Notables in attendance included Chef Daniel Boulud, restauranteur Peter Poulakakos, NY State Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou, author Paul Freedman, CBS news correspondent Jim Axelrod, and many more.

Guests were also able to treated to a sneak peek of Delmonico’s 180th Anniversary Tribute Menu, which features original Delmonico’s-inspired dishes by some of the city’s most renowned chefs (available now through October 14th).

BELLA Food Editor Amanda Mactas

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