Orienta Luncheon Featuring The Delmonico Way #1 Best Selling Author, Max Tucci on Tuesday, February 21st


The sip & shop lunch event will include a discussion between Max Tucci and motivational speaker, Christine Mulhearne at 1 p.m. and a book signing. A donation to Food Rescue Fairfield County will be made for each lunch reservation and book purchased through the restaurant. 

GREENWICH, Conn., Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 — Award-winning TV producer and Best-Selling Author, Max Tucci, will host a book signing and author talk event at Orienta restaurant (55 Lewis Street) on Tuesday, February 21st from 11:45 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tucci’s new book, The Delmonico Way: Sublime Entertaining & Legendary Recipes from the Restaurant that Made New York!, is a #1 best-seller and has received rave reviews from the most notable media outlets in the country including Avenue Magazine, New York Daily News and Town&Country Magazine. The New York Daily News stated that Max Tucci recreates the era of lush luxuries in The Delmonico Way, however, New York was not Delmonico’s only location. Tucci’s father, Mario, open a Delmonico’s in Greenwich, CT in the 1980s. 
Tucci’s author talk is scheduled for 1 p.m. where he will discuss his new book with Motivational Speaker, Women’s Executive Empowerment Coach, and author Christine Mulhearne (christinemulhearne.com). A donation to Food Rescue (foodrescue.us/site/food-rescue-us-fairfield-county) will be made for each book purchased through the event and each lunch reservation made. To order the cookbook through this event please send an email to ([email protected]) and include in the subject line, orienta event. For reservations please call (203) 489-3394 or email ([email protected]). 
“It gives me great joy to return to Greenwich, my home for many years and the second home to Delmonico’s. I am thrilled to reconnect with my fabulous friend Christine, Mulhearne to talk about my new cookbook The Delmonico Way!” Tucci explained. He continued, “While writing my book, I felt compelled to share the story of why Delmonico’s moved to Greenwich and the reason it eventually closed. The chapter of the book also highlights Greenwich notables that dined at Delmonico’s – located at 55 Arch Street. I encourage everyone to read about Delmonico’s, America’s first fine dining restaurant, with the hope it inspires you to prepare some of the famous dishes that my family served.” Tucci’s book is available for purchase through the Orienta website. Tune in to watch Tucci live on February 16th at 9am on FOX5 Good Day New York with Rosanna Scotto. 
The team at Orienta launched the sip and shop luncheon event program on December 1st and has partnered with fashion and accessories designers, entrepreneurs and local artisans from across the New York metro area. Lunch events are scheduled on a weekly basis. Please visit Orienta restaurant online for more information regarding this event and others (www.orientarestaurant.com/lunch-events).
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About Max Tucci
Max Tucci is an award-winning producer and host of Max & Friends. He is a writer and a TV
and radio personality. Max is known for being a food and entertaining enthusiast. He is a philanthropist and the
historian of the Delmonico legacy. Max owns the largest collection of Delmonico’s memorabilia. He resides between New York, Florida, Colorado, and Florence, Italy.
“The iconic Delmonico’s, known as America’s first fine dining restaurant, founded by the Delmonico brothers in 1827, revolutionized American dining with a la carte French cuisine, white tablecloths and printed menus. In 1868, it was the first restaurant that allowed women to dine unaccompanied by men, it held events for notables such as President Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Nicola Tesla and Diamond Jim Brady. The Delmonico family owned the restaurant until 1923 shuttering it’s doors due to Prohibition. After two years of closure, my family took ownership in 1926- during my family’s ownership a stream of celebrities and dignitaries including Elizabeth Taylor, JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Eva Gabor, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor flooded through the doors. Paparazzi were not to step foot inside and any staff members found speaking to reporters would be fired on the spot. Megastars like Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, and Elvis Presley flocked to the Delmonico’s for this reason, dining out on oysters Rockefeller and ribeye Bordelaise at tables adorned with Lalique ashtrays, Baccarat glassware, Christofle sterling flatware and Ginori dishes was the norm durin the era of lush luxuries,” says Max Tucci. 
About Orienta Restaurant
Antoine Blech originally opened Orienta restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 1995. Over two decades later Blech and his wife Suzanne reopened the iconic French and Asian-inspired restaurant in Greenwich with a menu that is highlighted by Vietnamese flavors. Today, this restaurant is truly a family affair, their son, Chef Adrien Blech joins their team as Executive Chef with his impressive resume of over 13 years working at world-renowned establishments such as Le Bernardin, Soho House LA, Le Royal Monceau, Guy Savoy, in addition to sister restaurants, Le Penguin, and Le Fat Poodle. Chef Blech’s multi-talented wife, Kate is maitre d’ and mother to their 1-year-old daughter who Antoine and Suzanne hope will be leading the team one day in the future.