New Hampshire Resort Features “The Last Dinner On The Titanic” Event

Attention all history buffs and Titanic fanatics: the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire is featuring a very special evening of dining and drinking based on the last meal served to the first-class passengers on the evening before the Titanic disaster.

The massive, “unsinkable” luxury cruise liner broke apart and sank into the freezing waters of the Atlantic on April 14, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg. More than 1500 souls were lost in one of the worst and most studied tragedies in our history.

The Titanic herself

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Commemorating this disaster with a fancy dinner may sound a bit morbid, but “The Last Dinner on the Titanic  promises to be a respectful and authentic tribute to those lost on that fateful night 105 years ago. Reserve your seat by contacting the Activities Concierge Desk at 603-278-8989. Or make a weekend of it by booking accommodations at the lovely resort and spa.

The main dinner courses will be served in the Omni Mount Washington’s Ammonoosuc Room which features a stunning crystal chandelier – the exact twin of the one that now resides with the remains of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The chandelier was made by the same manufacturer as Titanic‘s and was in place at the resort prior to the 1912 tragedy. In fact, much of the Omni’s original 20th century architecture, furniture and decor remain from its opening in 1902, adding to the authenticity of the evening’s events.

The meal consists of 11 modernized courses and is priced at $225 a plate, including meal, wine pairings, tax and gratuity. Each course and its accompanying wine – French and German selections chosen in keeping with the tastes of the times – will be presented by Executive Chef Jacky Francois. Live music, reminiscent of the ship’s famous band which played on as Titanic sank, will add to the ambiance from an adjoining room.

Staff members will educate guests on the history on some of Titanic‘s famous passengers, the survivors, and the foods served to second- and third-class passengers, interspersed with scenes from the 1997 Academy Award-winning film.

 

The resort’s website for the event lists the schedule and menu as follows:

Schedule of Events, Saturday April 8, 2017:

  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception in Princess Room serving aperitifs and the first three Titanic courses as appetizer
  • 7:00 pm Call to Dinner in Princess, moving to Ammonoosuc Room
  • 7:10 pm Dinner Begins in Ammonoosuc, fourth course through eleventh course
  • 9:15 pm Coffee and Cordials in Princess Room

 

MENU:  An Interpretation of the Menu Served in the First Class Salon On April 14, 1912

Reception Room will highlight the first three courses in hors d’ouvre form

  • Pates de Frois Gras
  • Oysters a la Russe
  • Lamb Chops with Mint Sauce
  • Smoked Duck
  • Canapés a l’Amiral
  • Assorted Fruits & Cheese
  • Wines to include:
    • Mumm Napa Cuvee M, NV
    • Joseph Drouhin Pouilly Fuisse, 2007
    • Chateau de La Chaize, Brouilly, 2011
    • Chateau de Marcard Bordeaux, 2012

First Course

  • Consommé Olga
  • Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux, 2012

Second Course

  • Poached Salmon with Mouseline
  • Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux, 2012

Third Course

  • Filet Mignon Lili
  • Minted Green Pea Timbale
  • Chateau Potatoes
  • Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, 2011 OR
  • Louis Jadot Pernand-Vergelesses, Clos de la Croix de Pierre, 2011

Fourth Course

  • Punch Romaine
  • Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, 2011 OR
  • Louis Jadot Pernand-Vergelesses, Clos de la Croix de Pierre, 2011
Fifth Course

  • Roasted Squab on Wilted Cress
  • Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, 2011 OR
  • Louis Jadot Pernand-Vergelesses, Clos de la Croix de Pierre, 2011

Sixth Course

  • Asparagus Salad with Champagne-Saffron Vinaigrette
  • Schlink Haus Riesling Spätlese, 2012

Seventh Course

  • Waldorf Pudding
  • Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly
  • Chocolate Painted Eclairs with French Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Mumm Napa Cuvee M, NV
  • Port
  • Sherry
Return to the Reception Room

  • Coffee

Featured Image via WikiMedia

 

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