National Oysters Rockefeller Day
National Oysters Rockefeller Day is a holiday observed annually on January 10th to celebrate a dish that has been enjoyed since the late 19th century and continues to be a favorite to this day. Oysters Rockefeller is a dish made of oysters served on the half-shell, topped with a butter sauce, green herbs such as parsley, and bread crumbs.
It is then served with a lemon wedge as a garnish. Some variations of this dish include spinach as a shortcut to give the dish its bright green color—a trademark of the dish. Whether you make it with spinach or not, just be sure to make enough for your friends and family because they are going to want some too once they see how delicious it looks.
The History of National Oysters Rockefeller Day
National Oysters Rockefeller Day is a holiday that was created by Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. This restaurant has been around since the 1840s, serving fine French-Creole dining and is considered by many to be the birthplace of Oysters Rockefeller. They created this holiday in 2017 to spread the word about this dish to people who may not have had the opportunity to try it yet.
Observing National Oysters Rockefeller Day
National Oysters Rockefeller Day is a holiday that is observed by going out to a fine dining establishment to enjoy this dish or by trying to make it at home. If you are going to try to make it at home, you will first need access to some fresh oysters, which may be difficult in some areas.
Once you have secured the necessary oysters, you can whip up this dish using one of the many popular recipes on the internet. Just don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalOystersRockefellerDay with a picture of your dish to show it to the world. We also recommend pairing a fine Champagne with this dish while you’re observing this holiday. Trust us, it makes all the difference.