Meet Max Tucci, Author of The Delmonico Way

Get ready for a bespoke bite of American history and cuisine in our gardens this spring with author and culinary historian Max Tucci. Enjoy a presentation, sample tastes and a book signing of The Delmonico Way: Sublime Entertaining & Legendary Recipes from the Restaurant that Made New York!

Did you know? Members of the Jay family once owned the building that housed Delmonicos, an iconic downtown eatery frequented by members of the New York Yacht Club. Tucci’s family reenergized the iconic restaurant in the 20th century and this book is a beautiful ode to that era of top notch elegance in dining.

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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 farmtotable concept, à la carte diningcomplete with white tablecloths and menusbut most notably created the phenomenon called the “power lunch.” Despite Delmonico’s triumphs, the impact of World War I and the era of Prohibition caused the family to cease operations, shuttering the restaurant in 1923. In 1926 a new era for Delmonico’s arose. Oscar Tucci, a Tuscan immigrant, took over ownership and reestablished Delmonico’s first as a Speakeasy and then he continued the Delmonico brotherstradition, transforming it to a beacon of fine dining. Oscar developed a strict code of hospitality, etiquette, and operations coupled with legendary libations and superb fare known as the Delmonico way. After six decades of operations, the Tucci Family closed Delmonico’s in the late 1980s, however the Delmonico way still lives on today because of Max Tucci, Oscar’s grandson. Tucci’s book opens the double doors of his family’s Delmonico’s, welcoming us to a world when dining out was a glamorous affair. Max along with his celebrity chef friends offer timeless recipes and Max, shares his tips for recreating the magic of the Delmonico way at home.

“For all those fascinated by the Golden Era of Great Cuisine, Max Tucci’s brand new book The Delmonico Way  is a must read ” according to Clive Davis.  “Max is bringing that old school glamour into your home kitchens around the country, with his gorgeous new cookbook The Delmonico Way says Tamron Hall.

Official Bio: Max Tucci is an awardwinning producer and host of Max & Friends. He is a writer and a TV and radio personality. Max is known for being a food and entertaining enthusiast. He is a philanthropist and the historian of the Delmonico legacy. Max owns the largest collection of Delmonico’s memorabilia. He resides between New York, Florida, Colorado, and Florence, Italy.

© The Delmonico Way by Max Tucci, Rizzoli New York, 2022