From March 30 to April 4, Antoine’s Restaurant, New Orleans’ oldest French-Creole fine-dining restaurant, will celebrate 175 years of continuous service with a weeklong celebration at Delmonico’s in New York City. First opened in 1840, Antoine’s is just three years younger than Delmonico’s, which opened in 1837 and is considered the country’s first-ever fine-dining restaurant.
At Delmonico’s, executive chef Billy Oliva will team up with Antoine’s executive chef Michael Regua to “blend their Creole and steakhouse sensibilities with a special menu featuring signature dishes from Antoine’s offered alongside Delmonico’s menu of steakhouse classics.”
The weeklong crossover menu will feature Antoine’s potage alligator au sherry (well-seasoned sherry wine-laced alligator bisque), crevettes remoulade (chilled Louisiana Gulf shrimp with signature remoulade), and Pompano pontchartrain (grilled fillet of Pompano with lump crabmeat in butter).
“We’re truly honored to be joining forces with this culinary legacy,” said Delmonico’s owner Dennis Turcinovic. “To celebrate 175 years in the business and still be one of New Orleans’ top dining destinations is no small feat, and we’re glad to be a part of the celebration. What’s being offered this week is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for diners to celebrate nearly 400 years of restaurant history combined.”
On April 2, Antoine’s will also host a six-course dinner at the James Beard House.