Jay Soirée  – THE DELMONICO WAY!  September 23, 2023 with Max Tucci


Jay Soirée 


Decades of Glamour with Honorary Chair, Max Tucci

September 23, 2023

Co-Chairs, Kim & Mitchell Berns * Suzanne & Rich Clary * Jenny & Chris Marinak *  Lindsay Bello Martin & Tim Martin * Emily & Brian Wells

Thank you to our Committee!

Alice Heathcote & Chris Bertrand * Christie & John Bonasera *  Josy & Nick Cassin * Tracy & Luke Edwards * Maggie & Brad Fleishans * Lori Fontanes * Liz & Patrick Garrett * Sara & Taegan Goddard * Shelby Green & Jay Adler * Sue & Nick Kloepfer * Felise & Jason Kowlowitz *  Laurence Lafforgue & Jorge Otero-Pailos * Becca & Chris Le Neve Foster  * Stephanie & Patrick Linehan * Tia & Sid Malhotra * Diane & Stuart Martin * Amory Wooden & Marc McGehan * Suzy & Scott McKay * Caroline & Ryan Polisi * Mary & Olney Reynolds * Alexis & Jon Scahill * Kelly & Adam Shaw * Kelli Greer Sussman *  Luly & Ben Teasdale * Joris van Roijen * Caroline & Scott Wallach * JoDee & Seth Weis * Betsy Buttrill White  * Kay & Tim Yates                       Committee in formation

Cocktails in the Gardens

Since 1827, Delmonico’s has defined the epitome of elegance and hospitality attracting America’s most illustrious luminaries – presidents, royalty, CEOs restaurateurs and celebrities: Abraham Lincoln, Lillian Russell, Nikola Tesla, Mark Twain, J.P. Morgan, Oscar Wilde, Cary Grant, Eartha Kitt, John F. Kennedy, Lena Horne, Princess Grace, Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, Arnold Palmer, Christine Jorgensen, Arthur Ashe, Gypsy Rose Lee, Tony May, Sirio Maccioni and many more. For decades, all were welcome at Oscar’s Tucci’s table at Delmonico’s. 

And once again everyone is welcome as JHC celebrates this New York landmark’s reopening with a special Delmonico’s themed party at the Jay Estate solely benefiting programs and preservation projects at the Jay Heritage Center. What’s the Jay connection? The Jay family owned the Delmonico’s building for many years and held some of their most important celebrations there.

Help us toast a fellow New York treasure. Join us for an evening of sublime entertaining and legendary recipes from “The Restaurant That Made New York.”  Hosted by Max Tucci, global brand officer of Delmonico’s, culinary historian, restaurateur, author and grandson of the legendary Oscar Tucci. With special guests including Marisa May of San Domenico fame. Together, we will celebrate decades of glamour and unmatched conviviality in high style!   See photos from last year’s party here at NY Social Diary and here


Enjoy quintessential Delmonico Cocktails by the Reflecting Pool in the Jay Estate Gardens

Followed by a Grand Seated Dinner, The Delmonico Way in the Pink “Palm Tent”

Dance the Night Away to Live Music from Elektra

Decades of Glamour Attire Requested – From White Tie to Jacket and no Tie, Glamorous Gowns, Flapper Dresses,  Cigarette Pants or Swing Skirts – all celebrating nearly 200 years of Delmonico history.

Live Auction Featuring One-of-a-Kind Experiences from Private Parties in the 1916 Tennis House to Bespoke Dinners to

a Weekend Getaway at Max’s Mid-Century Mountain Home in Boulder, Colorado and a cruise to Greece courtesy of Variety Cruises.

Seating limited. RSVP requested by September 16th, 2023

Email Meredith Slater at mslater.jhc@gmail.com for Sponsorship Opportunities or for Absentee Bidding Info on Live Auction Items

Learn more about the opening of Delmonico’s at its original location at 56 Beaver Street, Manhattan. Read more at Appetito here.

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The Jay Heritage Center (JHC) is an award-winning educational nonprofit and the steward of the Jay Estate in Rye, New York, a 23-acre National Historic Landmark site and public park.  Proceeds from this event will help us continue the transformation of  our buildings and grounds into a vibrant educational campus, hosting innovative and inclusive programs about American History, Social Justice, Architecture, and Environmental Conservation. Learn more at jayheritagecenter.org

JHC is a registered  501 (c) 3 charity chartered by the New York State Board of Education, however we receive no annual monies from tax dollars and rely solely on grants and contributions. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent covered by law. Tax ID 13-3585332