Oysters Rockefeller--an appetizer I shared with my mother at dinner last week at the Mall of Asia. The oysters were baked with a generous amount of butter, cheese, some herbs and bacon bits.
Oysters Rockefeller was created in 1899 by Jules Alciatore in their family restaurant in New Orleans called Antoine's. The dish was named after John Rockefeller, the richest American at the time, for the intense richness of the sauce. Although many restaurants in New Orleans serve dishes purporting to be Oysters Rockefeller, Antoine's claims that they're all knock-offs because Alciatore took the original recipe with him to the grave.