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Cruise Ship History – First Class Luncheon Menu aboard the SS Bremen in 1932 – “crossing the pond” from New York to Europe in style …


Luncheon a la Carte – in 1932

Norddeutsche Lloyd Line (NDL) steamship offered its first class passengers enroute from New York to Europe a gastronomical feast.

Here is the luncheon menu aboard the super liner SS Bremen in 1932.

From Eclairs Duchesse to Bananas Orientale.

And remember this is for luncheon!

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Lunch à la Carte Menu, North German Lloyd S.S. Bremen, 1930

Hors d’Oeuvre:

  • Melon Cocktail with Curacao
  • Eclairs Duchesse
  • Chicken Salad with Celery
  • Tomato Ravigote
  • Neuenahr Smoked Beef
  • Georgette Salad
  • Eggs Ecarlate
  • Kiel Buecking
  • Tunny in Oil
  • Royans Bordelaise
  • Mackerel in Tomato Sauce
  • Antipasto soprana
  • Herb Sardines
  • Fillets of Smoked Herring
  • Herring Suédoise
  • Paupiettes of Anchovies
  • Smoked Sardines in Oil
  • Bismarck Herring
  • Anchovies Norvegienne
  • Mackerel in Oil

Cold Dishes:

  • Eel in Wine Jelly
  • Sirloin of Beef Macédoine
  • Noix of Veal – Gracia Salad
  • Brisolette with Piccalilly
  • Duckling, Apple Sauce
  • Styrian Capon – Julienne of Pineapple
  • Smoked Westphalian Ham
  • Boiled Prague Ham
  • Choice of Sausage


  • Cream Soup Mogador
  • Consommé Printaniere
  • Okra Soup Creole
  • French Onion Soup


  • Omelet Salvator
  • Poached Eggs Halevy


  • Broiled English Codfish, Herb Butter
  • Fillet of Haff Zander St. Valery


  • Crépinettes St. Hubert
  • Braised Tenderloin of Beef „London House”
  • Blanquette of Lamb Tongue with Truffled Rice
  • Marrow Bones en Serviette – Brown Bread Toast

From the Grill (about 15 Minutes):

  • Chicken on Toast
  • Rumpsteak, Shallot Butter
  • Home-made Sausage, Robert Sauce


  • Lettuce, Potato, Field, Tomato
  • Dressings: Thousand Islands, French, Plaza, Chive


  • Buttered Green Corn
  • New Carrots Vichy
  • Stuffed Zucchettini
  • Red Cabbage with Chestnuts
  • Creamed Flageolet Beans
  • New Green Peas
  • Tomato Marseillaise
  • Steamed Rice


  • Baked Idaho, Fried sweet, Vauban, French fried, Boiled new, Béchamel, Strasbourg

Sweets and Compote:

  • St. Honoré Cake
  • Crepe Georgette
  • Rice Trauttmansdorff
  • Bananas Orientale
  • Preserved Pears
  • Mixed Compote
  • Compote of Fresh Fruit


  • French Vanilla Ice-Cream,
  • Wafers
  • Hazelnut Ice-Cream,
  • Friandises


  • Gournay, Swiss, Edam, Demi Gervais, Cheddar, Romatour, Pot Cheese with Cumin

Fruit in Season –

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