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Private Dinner Party Menus

In catering for these social functions special menus are printed, the wishes of the party concerned being consulted as to the various courses, as they are in the case of a private dinner given at a hotel ashore.

These menu cards which may be inscribed with a motto or legend indicative of the occasion are, needless to say, treasured by the guests as an interesting souvenir.

Special Menu - E. D. Jordon and Party aboard the Laconia 1913

RMS Laconia Private Dinner Party Menu - 6 October 1913

This is a very rare personalized special embossed menu for E. D. Jordon and Dinner guests aboard the Cunard Line Laconia (I) in October of 1913.

Private Dinner Menu - RMS Berengaria, 1927

RMS Berengaria Private Dinner Party Menu - 21 June 1927

This is a private dinner menu for passengers on board the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line on a 1927 westbound voyage that originated from Southampton destined for New York. Menu selections were written in French.

Dinner Menu, United States Lines SS Leviathan, Private Party - 1928

SS Leviathan Private Dinner Party Menu - 10 June 1928

Elaborate Private Party Dinner Menu on board the Flagship of the United States Lines, the SS Leviathan. This Sunday Dinner hosted by Mr. S. B. Applebaum featured Filet of Sole and Roast Vermont Turkey with Crème Dame Blanche. This four-page menu was bound by an elegant Red, White and Blue striped and tasseled string.

Private Dining Room in a Presidential Suite

Private Dinner Parties Onboard Steamships - 1906

The special dinners are only the outward and visible sign of Cunard enterprise in catering for their passengers. Chief stewards and head waiters have been put through a course of training in the leading hotels of London and Paris, and they in their turn have trained the different steward staffs to the highest possible degree of intelligent service.

 

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