Please join us on Thursday, March 2nd at 6PM for an author talk and signing with Max Tucci, author of The Delmonico Way: Sublime Entertaining and Legendary Recipes from the Restaurant That Made New York. Max Tucci will be in conversation with Casey Kaplan, owner and President of Bedford & New Canaan Magazine.
Please register using the link above or through elmstreetbooks.com.
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 farm-to-table concept, à la carte dining—complete with white tablecloths and menus—but 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 re-established Delmonico’s first as a Speakeasy and then he continued the Delmonico brothers’ tradition, 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.
In The Delmonico Way local author Max Tucci, Oscar’s grandson, 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.
Max Tucci is an award-winning 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 and owns the largest collection of Delmonico's memorabilia. He resides between New York, Florida, Colorado, and Florence, Italy.
Max Tucci is a food and entertaining enthusiast. Max's family-owned Delmonico’s from the 1920s to the 1980s. It was during the Tuccis golden era that the term "The Delmonico Way" was created. It is a method that was created for those who strive to provide the highest quality of hospitality, service, provisions, and entertainment.
Max is a six-time Communicator Award Winner including two 'Outstanding On-Air Talent awards,' a five-time Telly Award Winning Producer, a w3 and Davey Award-winning producer/director, and a TV/Radio Personality. His podcast MAX & Friends airs Sundays at 8 pm PST on L.A. Talk Radio and all podcasting platforms. The show is celebrating14 years on-air. Max's TV show "Eye On The People with Max Tucci" aired on WSFL/The CW. He is known for his appearance on America's Next Top Model with Tyra Banks and for his many cooking segments on shows such as What's Cooking, The Dr. Steve Show, and millions of views on eHow and about.com
Casey Kaplan is the owner and President of Bedford & New Canaan Magazine, which has emerged as the area's preeminent lifestyle publication. Born and raised in Pound Ridge, she is a local through-and-through, and adores exploring the community and meeting our towns' interesting residents. In addition to the magazine, Casey is a big-time foodie! She built, @NOLAgourmand, the foremost food Instagram and blog in New Orleans - where Casey spent time as she attended Tulane University for undergraduate and business school. As a foodie, a publisher, and as a friend of Max, she's looking forward to diving into Max's new book, The Delmonico Way.
Thursday, March 2nd at 6PM
35 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840