National Lobster Newburg Day
National Lobster Newburg Day is observed next on Monday, March 25th, 2024 (25 days from today).
Have you ever heard of Lobster Day? Is there a day for Lobster lovers? The answer is of course yes. On March 25 each year, Newburg National Lobster Day is designated after a classic American seafood dish. It's made with lobster, avocado, cognac, cream, cayenne pepper, yellow wine, and eggs.
History of National Lobster Newburg Day
It is natural for a captain to stick to the sea with all its secrets on long voyages. Seafood is also a major part of his diet, like many other beachgoers. The establishment of Wenburg's brilliant Lobster Wenburg was the result of a combination of the above factors and limited access to food items. The name Lobster Newburg was born.
Wenburg continued to reinvent his dish before Charles Delmonico and Chef Charles Ranhofer, who were once owners of New York coffee shop, Delmonico's. The chef and his team made some minor tweaks to the recipe before including it on the menu, naming it 'Lobster a la Wenburg.' Many of the cafe's patrons have fallen in love with the tonic to this new menu that it became an instant hit. However, after an argument between Wenburg and Delmonico, the dish was sadly scrapped.
However, all was not lost at sea. After many attempts at persuasion and urgent requests from customers, Delmonico has added the dish again, however, this time naming it 'Lobster Newburg.' Lobster is successful again and brought the business back to business with the beach of the cafe. It should be noted that there is no fixed date for the first National Newburg Lobster Day to be celebrated. People celebrate this day by enjoying the food and reaping the benefits of the mighty lobster.
Why National Lobster Newburg Day
National Lobster Newburg Day is named after a delicious creamy lobster dish in New York. The Newburg Lobster is so good it deserves a holiday to itself. It was invented by Ben Wenburg, a wealthy sea captain in the fruit trade and a regular customer of Delmonico's.
Delmonico's opened in New York and was one of the first full-fledged fine dining restaurants in the United States. Delmonico's was opened in 1830 by brothers Giovanni and Peter.
In a great evening, Ben Wenburg published his creation at Delmonico's and demonstrated the recipe immediately. The owner and manager Charles Delmonico is quite impressed with this dish. Furthermore, after some improvements to the sauce by Chef Charles Ranhofer, they added this dish to Lobster à la Wenburg's menu in 1876 in honor of its creator, Ben Wenburg.
Before long, the delicacy became famous, and lobster became a delicacy, previously considered fish bait or food for the poor. However, the dish was gotten out of the menu because of an unclear dispute between his owner and Ben Wenburg. After many requests from customers, the dish was added back to the menu with a new name. Do you have any questions about the name of the Lobster dish? Let's reverse the first three letters 'Wen'? It changed to 'New' right? That is the reason for the name Newburg.
When this dish was invented, travel by ship and train was well received. Canned food options are also on the rise (including lobster), and people are trying seafood for the first time. Various dishes such as Lobster Newburg, Lobster Tail, and Lobster Bisque... became popular around this time and found their way onto the menus of famous restaurants. This led to a strong attraction to seafood across the United States.
Reasons for National Lobster Newburg Day being loved
- It's a celebration of culinary adventures
Who would have thought that the meeting between the captain and the cafe owner would give the world a new delicious treat? Rich in taste and healthy, the dish has taken the beholder on an exciting sea adventure.
- It's a celebration of the fusion of different cultures
Have you ever heard a French cousin of Lobster Newburg? The Lobster Thermidor was born 20 years after Lobster Newburg. Thermidor has more ingredients than Lobster Newburg, but the flavors between the two dishes are still quite similar.
- It's a celebration of legendary foods
It's been a century and a half since Lobster Newburg was founded, but its popularity and demand have never waned. We get to enjoy the same food that our ancestors enjoyed back in the day.
How to celebrate National Lobster Newburg Day
- Enjoy delicious food
If you're celebrating this day and you don't eat Newburg Lobster, what are you doing, boyfriend? Head to Delmonico's cafe to sample the food and experience the great history associated with it. And if you can't visit the place, put on your chef's hat and prepare simple dishes right in the comfort of your home.
- Try other amazing lobster dishes
Of course, Lobster Newburg has our hearts, but that doesn't mean we ignore the deliciousness of other recipes. Break the monotony by discovering new flavors that can be paired with your seafood favorite.
- Help the lobster population around the world
Due to pollution and excessive human intervention, the lobster population has been steadily decreasing over the years. The latest numbers warn that lobsters will become extinct by 2100. Donate or support campaigns that work hard for the betterment of marine life and the environment at large.
ObservedNational Lobster Newburg Day has been observed annually on March 25th.
Friday, March 25th, 2022
Saturday, March 25th, 2023
Monday, March 25th, 2024
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2026