RMS Titanic’s last meal for first class passengers is featured below to to celebrate a milestone in Cruise History commemorating the sinking of the White Star Liner on April 15, 1912. Cruising the past features the first class menu served to the doomed passengers before the ship struck an ice berg and sunk.
With over nine courses, passengers were served an elegant meal – for many – their last.
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Cream of Barley
Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce, Cucumbers
Filet Mignons Lili
Saute of Chicken, Lyonnaise
Vegetable Marrow Farci
Lamb, Mint Sauce
Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce
Sirloin of Beef, Chateau Potatoes
Parmentier & Boiled New Potatoes
Roast Squab & Cress
Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette
Pate de Foie Gras
Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly
Chocolate & Vanilla Eclairs
French Ice Cream
Here are excellent links for reference on the Titanic.
This includes a 35-page exhibit of original news articles and artifacts by Encyclopedia Britannica; the Titanic Historical Society; the largest museum on the Titanic in the United States; and a description of the discovery of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic by Robert Ballard in 1986. Less serious references are available for the Titanic movie, a Titanic game and a 30-second cartoon about the event.
In future years, Prestige hopes to honor those who passed away by reproducing their last meal, a 10-course feast, in an event aboard its Lexington yacht, built in the steamer style of the era. Participants will receive an exact replica of the menu (copied below) and be regaled by music from the era and wait staff dressed in corresponding fashion styles. The commemorations will culminate on the 100th anniversary of the tragedy in 2012.
To read more about the many links…
1) The Encyclopedia Britannica has created an online exhibit on the Titanic, with more than 35 pages of original photos and newspaper articles, at www.britannica.com/titanic.
2) The Titanic Historical Society was created in 1963 as a umbrella organization for Titanic-related issues. Its website is at www.titanic1.org.
3) America’s largest Titanic museum is located in Branson, Missouri. To see the organization’s website, visit www.titanicbranson.com/index.php.
4) Robert Ballard discovered the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic in 1986. For more information on how he did it, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ballard.
5) The Titanic movie, released in 1997, won 11 Academy Awards including best picture, best director and best actress in a leading role (Kate Winslet). For more information, visit www.imdb.com/title/tt0120338.
6) Wikipedia provides a comprehensive study of the Titanic with a 14-section table of contents, a discussion page and a list of external links at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic.
7) As an example of how the sinking of the Titanic has become embedded in American history, consider a search on Amazon.com based on the search terms: Titanic AND ship. Over 1,500 books are suggested. See the list at www.amazon.com.
8) There is a game on the Titanic titled “Hidden Expedition: Titanic™.” For more information, visit www.bigfishgames.com.
9) A 30-second cartoon of the sinking of the Titanic, with bunny rabbits as the main characters, can be found at www.angryalien.com/0604/titanicbunnies.html.