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Last Dinner on the Titanic

April 14, 2013

Last Dinner on the Titanic

Dinner served in the first-class dining saloon of the R.M.S. Titanic on April 14, 1912:

First Course
Hors D’Oeuvres

Second Course
Consommé Olga
Cream of Barley

Third Course
Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce, Cucumbers

Fourth Course
Filet Mignons Lili
Saute of Chicken, Lyonnaise
Vegetable Marrow Farci

Fifth Course
Lamb, Mint Sauce
Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce
Sirloin of Beef, Chateau Potatoes
Green Pea
Creamed Carrots
Boiled Rice
Parmentier & Boiled New Potatoes

Sixth Course
Punch Romaine

Seventh Course
Roast Squab & Cress

Eighth Course
Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette

Ninth Course
Pate de Foie Gras

Tenth Course
Waldorf Pudding
Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly
Chocolate & Vanilla Eclairs
French Ice Cream


Last Dinner On the Titanic: Menus and Recipes from the Great Liner, Rick Archbold and Dana McCauley, Hyperion (1997)


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Unsung Victim of the Titanic Disaster

April 16, 2012

Unsung Victim of the Titanic Disaster

It’s the centennial of the sinking of the White Star Line’s RMS Titanic, an event marked by 3-D movies, TV shows, ceremonies, memorials, magazine and newspaper stories and blog posts. Many profile the men, women, children and dogs who were lost.

There’s a forgotten victim here, a helpless baby iceberg a mere 50 to 100 feet high and 200 to 400 feet long. It was peacefully bobbing along in the North Atlantic one evening, minding its own business, when it was suddenly rammed by a huge luxury steamer carelessly speeding on its way to New York.

There are many memorials to other victims of the Titanic, but none recognizing the iceberg. It’s time for one. An ice sculpture, perhaps.