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creation, Eggs Benedict.
Even New Yorkers may be surprised to learn that it was
the legendary "Oscar of the Waldorf" who was responsible
for popularizing Eggs
Benedict during his long career as maitre d' at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue.
Along with Eggs Benedict, Oscar was also responsible for
influencing his kitchen in introducing the world to Waldorf
Salad, Veal Oscar and "Thousand Island" salad
dressing, and would eventually emerge as a major force in
putting New York on the map as a culinary capital in the
early 20th century.
Just ahead, check out a good mix of other familiar New
York classics and try to spot the dish that most
New Yorkers swear couldn't have been created within city
limits. If you said Vichyssoise
you, too, would be forgiven for thinking it was a purely
French creation. In fact, it was created on Fifth Avenue
by transplanted New Yorker, chef Louis Diat, of the Ritz
also see -> Classic
New York Cocktails