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National Oysters Rockefeller Day – January 10, 2024

Every year, National Oysters Rockefeller Day is observed on January 10. The day is a day to celebrate the history of the dish, Oysters Rockefeller, and how it stood the test of time. Neolithic men used to consume vast quantities of oysters 5,000 years ago. Oysters is a luxurious baked dish that is crafted in the French Quarter of Louisiana.

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National Oysters Rockefeller Day – History

A humble family-owned restaurant in New Orleans was founded by Antoine Alciatore — Antoine’s Restaurant specialized in dishes made with snails in the late 1850s. People saw a shortage of European snails at the end of the 1880s. Jules Alciatore, who was the son of Antoine Alciatore, took the decision to replace snails with locally sourced oysters. Jules Alciatore integrated a butter sauce with green vegetables and invented a rich dish with oysters as the primary ingredient.

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National Oysters Rockefeller Day – Dates

YearDateDay
2024January 10Wednesday
2025January 10Friday
2026January 10Saturday
2027January 10Sunday
2028January 10Monday

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