Sexy Commercial for Stouffer's Lobster Newburg [video]

Whoah. Lobster Newburg is a dish you don't see that on menus these days, pretty much having vanished from our culinary knowledge. Conceived of in 1876, the original recipe called for the lobsters to be boiled, fried in clarified butter, and then simmered in cream while it reduced by half, then brought again to the boil after the addition of the Madeira. The name itself, Lobster Newburg, has a crazy history:

The dish was invented by Ben Wenberg, a sea captain in the fruit trade. He demonstrated the dish at Delmonico's Restaurant in New York City to the manager, Charles Delmonico, in 1876. After refinements by the chef, Charles Ranhofer, the creation was added to the restaurant's menu as Lobster á la Wenberg and it soon became very popular.

An argument between Wenberg and Charles Delmonico caused the dish to be removed from the menu. To satisfy patrons' continued requests for it, the name was rendered in anagram Lobster á la Newberg or Lobster Newberg.

Anyway, here's a commercial from what looks to be the 1970s for Stouffer's frozen Lobster Newberg, with a sexy soundtrack added by YouTube user misch113:


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