Thursday, April 12, 2012

Last Dinner on the Titanic

Exactly 100 years ago to the hour I am writing this post the great ship was going down.  This evening at the Kitchen Conservatory 16 culinarians under my watchful and encouraging eye recreated several dishes that were served that last evening in the "First Class Dining Salon". 

Asparagus Salad with Saffron Vinaigrette
Poached Salmon Sauce Mousseline
Poulet Lyonaise
Fillets Mignon Lili
Pommes Anna
Punch Romaine

Here are some candid shots of the dinner.

Everything ready to sample

The asparagus salad

Fillets Mignon Lili

Pommes Anna

Poaching the salmon

Dottie and Dave-friends from Gallagher's

Hard at work

Teresa with the Salmon with Mousseline Sauce

Poulet Lyonaise

More work

Time to eat

the Meyers-more Friends from Gallagher's-they never miss the special dinners-aren't they cute?

I guess the lesson is to really enjoy and even cherish the present, because most of those who enjoyed this fabulous dinner 100 years ago perished suddenly and unexpectedly in less than 4 hours after it was over.

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