We all know that the Titanic sank 100 years ago, after striking an iceberg in the early hours of 15th April 1912 on its way from Southhampton, England to New York City. But what were the passengers eating just before being shipwrecked?
Only two Titanic menus from the night of the 14th April were among the documents rescued from the fleet. One of these was a dinner menu for first-class passengers, some of whom paid today’s equivalent of $124,000 for their sea voyage. The menu featured a 10-course extravaganza of the haute cuisine of the era. Diners enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, oysters, filet mignon Lili, pate di foie gras, Waldorf pudding and a host of other delicacies.
Each course was accompanied with a different wine chosen to enhance the flavor of the rich dishes. If their hunger had not yet been satiated, guests were offered cheeses and fresh fruits. These whopping 10 courses were followed by coffee and cigars paired with port or distilled liquors.
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