Little did the First Class passengers onboard the RMS Titanic know that many of them would be enjoying their last taste of filet mignon, poached salmon with mousseline sauce, and peaches in chartreuse jelly on that fateful night in April 1912.
As the ship’s 100 year anniversary approaches, there’s a buzz around all things Titanic. The Titanic Belfast facility opens March 31st and the RMS Titanic‘s hometown surely will not overlook the food. A hard cover cookbook called Last Dinner on the Titanic provides cook-it-yourselfers some instruction, and a handful of restaurants are recreating the menus from the fateful night.
Gilbert’s in Cobh, County Cork, not only plans to recreate the menu, they are also celebrating their hometown history… Cobh was the last port-of-call of the RMS Titanic. Their meal will set you back €45 (about $60). Read the Irish Examiner article here
Meanwhile in New York City, a collective of foodie personalities are hosting a dinner called 41° North, 49° West (the coordinates where the ship went down). Tickets run between $300 and $450 each — a limited number of seats become available on March 14, 2012.
St Louis celebrates it Titanic connection with a last meal as well — the St. Louis Post-Dispatch scooped the world’s newspapers in 1912 because one of their reporters was aboard the RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the RMS Titanic‘s survivors. Today, they’re hosting a Titanic Centennial Weekend that includes a $500-a-plate meal and a $45 Champagne brunch. Read the examiner.com article here