Titanic Dinner

CANCELLED. BUMMER.

Legend has it that tucked into the pocket of a steward, a single menu from the final dinner aboard the R.M.S. Titanic survived the fateful night of April 14, 1912. Regrettably, the steward did not.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking, Restaurant Ca’Bianca and historian Mark Green will recreate portions of the epic last meal served on the night of April 14.

Prepare in advance to loosen your corsets for this seven-course Edwardian eating marathon. On the menu: An amuse bouche, soup course of Consumme Olga (a veal-based broth); Poached Salmon in Mousseline Sauce (a richer version of Hollandaise); a choice of Filet Mignons Lili, Chicken Lyonnaise, Vegetable Marrow Farci; Punch Romaine (a boozy punch); mixed greens with Champagne Vinagrette; and Waldorf Pudding or Peach Sorbet for dessert. Think that’s rich? The original dinner included a whopping eleven courses.

Guests of the special historical dinner are encouraged to dress the part of First Class guests. Throughout the night, Green will share stories of the Titanic’s first and last voyage, toast the passengers, and share exhibits of China and glassware reproductions.

Life jackets optional.

April 14, 2012 at Ca’Bianca Restaurant (835 2nd Street¬†¬†Santa Rosa, 542-5800). Tickets are $165 per person and include dinner, entertainment, two glasses of wine, tax and gratuity. Buy tickets here.


Author: biteclub

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11 Comments

  1. Unfortunately this even has been cancelled due to lack of ticket sales. :-( Too bad.

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  2. Where to get costumes for the event….anyone??

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    • Yup. Go to Hot Couture in Railroad Square. Marta is beyond brilliant when it comes to this kind of thing.

      She will hook you up lickety split and you will look divine. I use her for ALL my costumes.

      http://hotcouturevintage.com/

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  3. Interesting, Captain. This occasion calls for a titanic appetite.

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  4. Linda,

    I’m a lover of the history of cooking techniques and recipes. I think it’s entirely appropriate to recreate this meal. As a native New Yorker I hope that in 100 years someone will recreate the wonderful recipes served at Windows on the World.

    Here’s a link to a well-regarded cookbook of the last dishes served on the Titanic.

    http://www.amazon.com/Last-Dinner-Titanic-Menus-Recipes/dp/078686303X

    I don’t find comments about life jackets or fire extinguishers in such contexts to be crass. Dark humor has probably been around as long as the capacity abstract thought. I suppose its purpose is to help (some of) us tolerate talking about painful subjects. If that creates an opportunity for more people to explore these subjects, I’m all for it.

    I think the world is a better place for having dark humorists in it. I would hate to have missed Shakespeare, Catch 22, Dr. Strangelove, Tom Tomorrow, George Carlin, Harold and Maude, Heather, et al.

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  5. Life jackets optional? Yes, let’s have a big giggle about a horrible disaster that claimed the lives of hundreds of men, women, and children. What’s next, a recreation of the morning menu at Windows on the World restaurant at the World Trade Center on 9-11? Fire extinguishers optional. How utterly crass.

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    • I think this is a lovely, lighthearted way to remember the lives that were lost while enjoying the company of friends; enjoying the life we have is just as important as remembering the moments of despair. Thanks for the information, Bite Club!

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    • Spock to Linda: It is okay to relax the grip a little bit.

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