Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Remembering The Titanic

 This week marks the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Titanic and the fateful sinking of a ship that was widely touted as unsinkable.  The book, Last Dinner on the Titanic shares menus and recipes that would have been served on this majestic liner.  The authors, Rick Archbold and Dana McCauley offer ideas and suggestions on how to host your own dinner party to honor this historic event.  They dedicate this book 'to the memory of all those who prepared and served the food aboard the R.M.S.Titanic'. The ship carried the most advanced culinary facilities afloat.  With three huge galleys and a staff of 80, they toiled around the clock to prepare nearly 6,000 meals a day for the passengers aboard.   French influenced fare would be majestically presented in the splendid restaurant creating a culinary drama while a hearty stew might be served in the third-class dining area.
 Preparations for our special event at Sweet Remembrances are underway.  Course after course, from Macedoine de fruits to Asparagus Salad with Champagne Saffron Vinaigrette to second class Coconut Sandwiches, we hope to honor those that toiled in the kitchens and respect their dedication to preparing and presenting a sumptuous repast.

 'It was a brilliant assembly, contentment and happiness prevailed.' ~First-class passenger Elmer Taylor.

9 comments:

Bernideen said...

I hope you will come link up to Friends Sharing Tea Nancy! This is a lovely post. I think it is a sobering week in many respects!

Beth said...

Your dinner sounds wonderful! Wish I could come, but I live too far away.

Lavender Cottage said...

A nice tribute to the Titanic and your own dinner coming up sounds like quite the event.

Marilyn said...

I can't wait to hear more and see pictures of what you prepare. It all sounds delightful.

Lady Linda said...

How fun...you and Bernideen have done such a lovely job with this Titanic theme.

relevanttealeaf said...

I know your Titanic event will be fabulous. I wish I lived close enough to make a reservation. I'll attend vicariously through the photos you will post.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely post! Would love to attend your special dinner but I too live too far away. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful post! So full of information. What a great book, too! That goes on the list!
Ruth

amherstrose said...

A fitting tribute to those who embarked on that fateful voyage. Looking forward to seeing the photos from the event.