JUST LIKE A MILLIONAIRE
Ah, Oysters Rockefeller – a truly legendary dish.
Yet despite its status as a revered culinary entrée, Oysters Rockefeller was created suddenly out of need, rather than from careful planning.
Jules Alciatore developed Oysters Rockefeller at his father’s famed restaurant, Antoine's, when he substituted the oysters he had on hand for the suddenly unavailable French snails he needed.
He topped his creation with a new sauce so rich he named it after John D. Rockefeller, the richest American at the time. His secret sauce contained a puree of green vegetables that included parsley but never spinach. The final creation was then baked and served warm in its own half shell.
How legendary is this esteemed shellfish dish? Antoine's in New Orleans has proudly served over 3,500,000 orders of Oysters Rockefeller since that first day in 1889, helping each and every diner feel just like a millionaire.