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SS Manhattan Dinner Menu - 12 April 1935

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Vintage Dinner Menu from Friday, 12 April 1935 on board the SS Manhattan of the United States Lines featured Fried Filet of Lemon Sole, Sauce Cavour, Stuffed Egg à la Parisienne - Fried Parsley, and Crêpes Parisienne for dessert. The menu included a Musical Program.

Menu Items

Hors d'ŒuvresS

  • Cape Cod Oysters on Half Shell
  • Beluga Malossol Caviar
  • Stuffed Grapefruit, Moderne
  • Honeydew Melon, Frappé
  • Radishes
  • Smoked Sturgeon
  • Egg Petrograd
  • Pâté de Foie Gras, Strasbourgeoise
  • Cheese Croûtons
  • Smoked River Eel
  • Canapé Prince de Galles
  • Appétit Sild on Toast        
  • Filet of Herring in Tomato Sauce
  • Spiced Pineapple
  • Curled Table Celery
  • Spring Onions


  • Potage Mulligatawny
  • Cream of Onions, Cheese Croûtons
  • Clam Broth
  • Consommé with ABC Noodles
  • Beef Broth, Hot or Cold


  • Fried Filet of Lemon Sole, Sauce Cavour
  • Larded Boned Pike au Four - Buttered Leeks
  • Boiled Fresh Turbot, Parsley Sauce or Melted Butter
  • Broiled Silver Salmon, Moderne - Sliced Fresh Cucumber
  • Cold: Timbale of Langouste, Sauce Diable


  • Fried Calf's Brain, Tomato Sauce
  • Stuffed Egg à la Parisienne - Fried Parsley
  • Sauté of Calf’s Liver, Piquante - Spanish Rice
  • Boiled Breast of Turkey, Oyster and Celery Sauce - Fleurons
  • Roast Pheasant, Bread Sauce, Fried Hominy, Brown Butter, Orange
  • Vegetable: Algerian Artichokes, Sauce Mousseline
  • Refreshment: Apricot Sherbet



  • Westphalian Ham, Vegetable Salad
  • Leg of Venison, Stewed Orange - Cranberries - Wild Cherry Honey


  • Prime Rib of Beef au Jus  
  • Saddle of Milk-Fed Veal, Cream Sauce
  • Long Island Duckling. Apple Stuffing


  • Delmonico Steak
  • Lamb Chops
  • Reindeer Steak
  • Irish Bacon
  • Devilled Veal Kidneys, Cole Slaw


  • Dressed Green Kale         
  • Smothered Red Cabbage 
  • Succotash
  • New Beans  
  • Fried Egg Plant      
  • Boiled Patna Rice
  • Potatoes: New, Boiled, Baked, Mashed, Chateau, Fried


  • Hearts of Lettuce
  • Kurocki
  • Endive
  • Chiffonade
  • Chicory
  • Tomato
  • Dressings: French, Russian, Mayonnaise, Horseradish


  • Cherries, Pears, Raspberries
  • Stewed Fresh Fruit: Apples, Pears


  • Crêpes Parisienne
  • Soufflé au Chocolate
  • Ice Cup, Surprise
  • Friandises
  • Meringue Glacé
  • Pudding Glacé Nesselrode, Marshmallow Sauce
  • Petits Fours
  • Cocoanut Macaroons
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Pineapple or Vanilla Ice Cream, Wafers


  • Harz, Pimento, Stilton, Roquefort, Paprika Gruyère
  • Old Dutch, Cheddar, Gervais, Brie, Limburg
  • Kraft's Knaecke Bread, Brand H-K Swedish Bread
  • Pumpernickel, Pretzelettes
  • French Prunes
  • Fresh Fruit Basket
  • Assorted Nut Meat
  • Table Raisins
  • Crystallized Ginger
  • After Dinner Mint. Dates, Figs
  • Demi-tasse

Menu Items, SS Manhattan Dinner Menu - 12 April 1935

Menu Suggestion

  • Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Potage Mulligatawny
  • Boiled Fresh Turbot, Melted Butter
  • Roast Long Island Duckling, Apple Stuffing
  • Algerian Artichokes, Mousseline
  • Chicory Salad, Mayonnaise Dressing
  • Ice Cup, Surprise,   Petits Fours
  • Cheese with Crackers
  • Fresh Fruit Basket
  • Demi-Tasse
  • Friandises

Clocks will be retarded 60 minutes tonight

Chef's Suggestions, SS Manhattan Dinner Menu - 12 April 1935

Musical Program

  1. "Castaldo." March (R. Novacek)
  2. “In Lovers Lane” (A. Pryor)
  3. “Ange d’Amour.” Waltz (E. Waldteufel)
  4. “Ballet Music" from the Opera “Faust" (Ch. Gounod)
  5. “Liebesleid” (F. Kreisler)
  6. “Naughty Marietta." Selection (V. Herbert)

CURT ROBERTS. Musical Director

Musical Program, SS Manhattan Dinner Menu - 12 April 1935

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