Join and Celebrate National Lobster Newburg Day  See more on our Blog @  Ahoy, seafood lovers! National Lobster Newburg day is right around the corner on March 25th

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Join and Celebrate National Lobster Newburg Day

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Ahoy, seafood lovers! National Lobster Newburg day is right around the corner on March 25th, and it's time to set sail on a taste adventure fit for a sea captain. Lobster Newburg is an American seafood dish that packs a punch of flavor with its heavenly blend of succulent lobster, butter, cream, cognac, sherry, eggs, and cayenne pepper.


This exquisite dish has a rich history dating back to 1876 when Delmonico's of New York introduced it to the world.

  • A sea captain named Ben Wenburg created the original recipe, which he shared with restaurant manager Charles Delmonico.
  • The chef, Charles Ranhofer, then refined the dish and added it to the menu as Lobster a la Wenburg. The popularity of this luxurious creation grew rapidly.
  • However, a disagreement between Wenburg and manager Charles Delmonico caused the dish to be removed from the menu.
  • After much pleading from loyal customers, Delmonico's reintroduced the dish with a new name, and Lobster Newburg was born.

Now, on March 25th, we celebrate the delectable dish that has been a favorite for generations. Join us in commemorating this seafood sensation on #LobsterNewburgDay and savor every bite of the rich and creamy Lobster Newburg. Bon appétit!

When is National Lobster Day?

  • When Delmonico’s first opened in 1830, Brothers Giovanni and Peter transformed a small café. They created New York’s first customary restaurant with cloth-covered tables and printed menus.
  • Similar to the café’s transformation, Lobster Newburg came about right around the time lobster was transforming from a poor man’s food to a delicacy. You see, before the mid-1800s, people considered lobster to be fish bait or food for prisoners.
  • Lobster hadn’t been elevated to the luxury item it is today. But right around the time Captian Wenburg invented the dish, tourism by train and ship was taking off.
  • Pair that with improved canning options (including lobster), and people were experiencing the seafood for the first time.

As dishes like Lobster Newburg, lobster tails, lobster bisque, and others found their way onto restaurant menus, the nation’s love of the crustacean grew.


  • Enjoy a dish of Lobster Newburg.
  • Check out the history of Delmonico’s.
  • Learn more about the types of lobsters in the sea.
  • Explore the history of the lobster industry.
  • Who was Captian Wenburg?
  • Make Lobster Newburg. We even have a recipe for you to try.
  • Enjoy this Lobster Newburg recipe.
  • Use #LobsterNewburgDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this seafood holiday. However, we will keep fishing for the answer.

Lobster FAQ

Q. How many ways can you cook fresh lobster?

A. You can cook lobster in as many ways as you cook other proteins. Lobster can be boiled, steamed, baked, broiled, and grilled. You can also use leftover lobster (is that a thing) to make soups, macaroni and cheese, and dips.

Q. How big does lobster grow?

A. According to the Guinness World Records, the largest lobster ever caught was in Nova Scotia, Canada, weighing 44.4 lbs. However, lobsters served in restaurants are regulated. Maine lobsters are served between 1 1/4 pounds to 4 pounds.

Q. Is a langoustine a type of lobster?

A. No, but they are in the same family as the lobster – Nephrodidae.

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