The Delmonico Way, Sublime Entertaining & Legendary Recipes from the Restaurant that Made New York, is more than a cookbook, it is a beautiful journey of fine fare, gracious hospitality, sublime entertaining, legendary recipes with beautiful stories of my family, the Tucci family and our Delmonico’s. -1920s - 1980s
In my cookbook, I share with you the story of the three most powerful restaurateurs during their time and during Delmonico’s Golden era; my grandfather Oscar Tucci, my father Mario Tucci and my Aunt Mary Tucci. The trinity of Delmonico’s, of Oscar’s Delmonico.
The courageous and talented Delmonico brothers opened their first enterprise in 1827. The Delmonico family bravely operated Delmonico’s until it's closure in 1923 due to Prohibition. In 1926, Oscar Tucci, resurrected and re-established Delmonico’s. He single handedly save the icon citadel building at 56 Beaver Street from being demolished. And along with his wife, son, daughter and brother-in-law gave new life to the historic restaurant.
The Delmonico Way is a celebration of family, food, cocktails, friends, entertainment and self-worth. Each page of the book brings Oscar’s way, The Delmonico Way into your home.
It is with great pleasure, that i share with you my family's tradition of hospitality, service, manors of entertainment and recipes that are know as "The Delmonico Way;" Our unique technique and tradition formed during the Golden Era of Delmonico’s, The Tucci’s era.
Oscar was known for saying "All are welcome at my table." I echo him and raise a glass to you, with the beautiful toast of I see you, I hear you and you matter. Welcome to my table and my way of entertaining.
In the spirit of Oscar's Delmonico,
Imagine Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall walk through the legendary double doors of Delmonico’s. Their table awaits them - What will they order? Maybe a Seafood Tower or Oysters Rockefeller. Or maybe Ms. Bacall desires curry lamb and Mr. Bogart a classic Delmonico steak.
The Delmonico Way offers recipes from the past, present and future chefs of a unique industry. Delmonico’s was known for being America's First Fine Dining Restaurant. The recipes that I have created and have sourced from my friends in the industry are surly going to amuse your tatsebuds. Dishes that were created at Delmonico's and were popularized at the restaurant are included in The Delmonico Way.
I graciously invite you into the kitchen of the famous Delmonico’s, the restaurant I was fortunate to grow up in. I welcome you not only to the fanous kitchen but to my intimate table.
Imagine being transported back to the 1950s. Gypsy Rose Lee, Rock Hudson and Eva Gabor waltz into Delmonico’s. The bar is perfectly peppered with lingering business tycoons. Gypsy Rose Lee heads to the bar and asks for a Delmonico Cocktail, the bartender knowing exactly how the regular takes her drink, pours her the best Delmonico Gypsy has ever had.
In my book, I will share with you cocktails that were both created and made famous at my grandfather’s restaurant that many called "Oscar's Delmonico."
April 28th, 2023
Join Max for a legendary luncheon and sublime book signing at Gabriele's of Westport. Stay tuend for reservation link
The New York Daily News
I am honored to have you at my table- The Delmonico Way, Sublime Entertaining & Legendary Recipes from the Restaurant that Made New York! By Max Tucci; Published by Rizzoli New York; I am thrilled to announce that The Delmonico Way! is a now a bestselling cookbook. Stay connected with me, you will receive updates to book signings, special events, and culinary experiences. I look forward to serving you. -Max Tucci Partner/ Global Brand Officer Delmonico's 56 Beaver Street New York, New York 10004
Join Max & Carl, The Gilded Gentleman for a VIP Brunch at Delmonico's - February 17th, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Max will give a private tour of the iconic Citadel building as guests sip on Prosecco and dine on Delmonico classics including Eggs Benedict.
February 17th, 2024
56 Beaver Street
New York, NY
$269pp Limited Reservations Available
Max joins IACP Board of Directors
Max joins City Harvest as Food Council Member
Max Tucci Wins the 2023 IACP Trailblazer Award
The Delmonico Way! Wins 2023 Davey Award for Outstanding Photography