Vintage Menus of the Canadian Pacific CPOS
Cabin Class Dining Room on board a Canadian Pacific Steamship
The Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Steamship Line offered First Class (via their Empress Ocean Liners) and Cabin Service between Montreal and Quebec Canada and Southampton - Liverpool; Glasgow - Belfast; Cherbourg - Antwerp; and, Queenstown - Hamburg. During the winter, departures are from Saint John NB.
Tourist Class Breakfast Menu Card from SS Empress of France, Canadian Pacific, for Tuesday, 25 October 1949 offered typical menu selections plus Fried Flounder, Smoked Cod and Broiled Streaky Bacon.
Farewell Dinner Menu Card from the SS Duchess of Atholl of the Canadian Pacific for Tuesday, 12 August 1930 Tourist Third Cabin Passengers. Menu featured Fillet of Whiting, Salmi of Duckling and Prime Roast Beef.
Vintage Tourist Class Dinner Menu Card from 5 August 1949 on board the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific featured Poached Suprême of Turbot, Mousseline Sauce, Ribs of Beef Roasted, Horseradish Cream, and Pineapple Pudding for dessert.
Vintage Tourist Class Dinner Menu from Tuesday, 25 October 1949 on board the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific Ocean Services featured Aubergines, Sauté Italienne, Roast Brome Lake Duckling, Savory Sauce and Apple Sauce, and Bombe Vanille for dessert.
Vintage Carnival Dinner Menu from 18 September 1933 on board the SS Montcalm of the Canadian Pacific CPOS featured Poached Turbot, Hollandaise Sauce, Prime Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, and Blueberry Pie for dessert.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu from 10 September 1936 on board the SS Montclare of the Canadian Pacific featured Fillet of Beef Roasted, Dubarry, Macedoine au Beurre, and Smyrna Pudding for dessert. The menu contained two pages of autographs from fellow passengers.
Vintage Luncheon Menu from 19 May 1953 on board the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific featured Spaghetti Napolitaine, Potage Queue de Bœuf, and Apple Pie à la Mode for dessert.
Vintage Menus from the GG Archives collection are representative of the menus, typically printed on board each steamship during the voyage onto a blank pre-printed graphic cover. The bill of fares was intended as souvenirs of the journey and provided to each passenger for that class (First, Second, Third, Tourist, etc.). Many survive today as delightful displays of gourmet meals served in elegant dining saloons on the ocean liners of yesteryear.