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Menu Monday: Delmonicos, November 17, 1917

Delmonicos is one of the oldest and most famous American restaurants, opened in 1827 in New York City. This is what was available for dinner on Saturday, November 17, 1917.

Notice the text in red on the left side of the menu... meatless Tuesdays and Wheatless Wednesdays were instituted to help with the war effort.

Thankfully, this wasn't a Tuesday night. I think I'd have the consomme to start, then the rib of prime beef with au jus, asperges [asparagus] Oyster Bay, tomato salad, and for dessert the compote de poire (pear compote) and cafe (coffee).

Comment below to let me know what you'd order.