Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A dinner menu for the ages

One of the auctioned menus.
What beverage would you have after a meal of foie gras, filet of beef with new potatoes and green beans, Chantilly cream and coffee?

Would you believe lots of salt water?

If that sounds odd, it's only because you probably weren't thinking of a "last supper" from more than a century ago.

That menu was one possibility for passengers traveling first class on the HMS Titanic back in 1912, according to a pair of menus from the doomed passenger liner recently sold at a British auction for $160,000.

How did such flimsy paper memorabilia survive the years? Our friends at the New York Daily News have all the details here.


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