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SS Scharnhorst Dinner Menu - 29 December 1936

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Very Rare Vintage Dinner Menu from Tuesday, 29 December 1936 on board the SS Scharnhorst of the North German Lloyd featured Fried Frog’s Legs Casanova, Entre Côte garnished with Vegetables, Sauce Colbert, and Ice Cup Venus for dessert. This Nazi Steamship of the Third Reich had a short service life spanning four years.

Menu Items

Hors d’Oeuvre

  • Oysters on half Shell or Clondyke (about 5 Minutes)
  • Mousseline of Partridge Périgordine
  • Hearts of Artichokes in Oil   
  • Green Olives


  • Potage Dolgoruki   
  • Lobster Soup Divette
  • Velouté Reine Hortense
  • Consommé Double Raphaël
  • Chicken Broth in Cup


  • Broiled Turbot Antiboise
  • Crab Flakes Baltimore

Special Dishes Today

  • Fried Frog’s Legs Casanova


  • Entre Côte garnished with Vegetables, Sauce Colbert
  • Capon Roasted on the Spit with Cauliflower
  • Poached Eggs Valois

Cold Dishes

  • Escalope de Veau aux Anchois Michelangelo
  • Escalope of Salmon, Stuffed Tomato


  • Saddle of Veal au Jus
  • Woodcock with Orange Juice and Greencorn Fritters

From the Grill (about 8-10 Minutes)

  • Lamb Chops with New Stringless Beans and French Fried Potatoes
  • Homemade Sausage



  • Lettuce
  • Emma
  • Iceberg
  • Miami


  • French
  • Gorgonzola
  • St. Regis

Vegetables and Pastes

  • Cauliflower with Rusk Butter
  • Stuffed Green Pepper   
  • Fried Egg-plants
  • Creamed Parisian Carrots
  • Steamed Rice


  • Boiled
  • Baked
  • French Fried
  • Nut

Sweets and Compote

  • Grapes Koenigswinter   
  • Crêpes Georgette
  • Hawaiian Pineapple   
  • Compote of Plums
  • Mashed Fresh Apples


  • Ice Cup Venus
  • Strawberry Parfait
  • Pyramid Cake
  • Vanilla Ice-Cream
  • Wafers
  • Garnished Cheese Plate


  • Fruits in Season   
  • Dessert
  • Mocha   
  • Sanka Mocha


  • Choice of Tea



  • Oysters on half Shell
  • Velouté Reine Hortense
  • Fried Frog’s Legs Casanova
  • Woodcock with Orange Juice and Greencorn Fritters
  • Iceberg Salad
  • French Dressing
  • Ice Cup Venus


Menu Items, SS Scharnhorst Dinner Menu - 29 December 1936

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The SS Scharnhorst was the first big passenger liner built in the German Third Reich. Under the German merchant flag, she was one of three ships that operated the Far Eastern route between Bremen and Yokohama. Trapped in Japan in September 1939, she was purchased by the Japanese and converted into a Japanese Navy Aircraft Carrier in 1942, and sunk by US Submarine USS Spadefish in 1944.

Back Cover, SS Scharnhorst Dinner Menu - 29 December 1936

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