Featured Menu Item: Consommé

To serve so many meals a day on a steamship naturally requires an immense number of dishes. These vintage menus featured Consommé as a line item. Discover other dishes served and some creative names given to some of the food items. The graphics on many of the menus are pretty extraordinary.

What is Consommé?

A very fair, clear soup often, though improperly, called consommé, may be obtained from cooked bones or a mixture of raw and cooked ones. Consommé is a clear stock obtained by simmering raw meat, bones, etc. insufficient water, till all its succulence is extracted, the requisite flavor being acquired by the use of different vegetables added in varying proportions, and carefully considered quantities of spices.

This stock is then clarified (after freeing it from all trace of fat) with fresh meat, egg whites, shells, etc. This, if clarified nicely, produces a very palatable soup, answering most of the purposes of consommé. However, gourmets would at once detect the difference from the gelatinous flavor imparted by bones.

 

1905-07-04 SS Caledonia Independence Day Dinner Menu

Menu Card - Dinner Bill of Fare SS Caledonia 4 July 1905

Date: Fourth of July, 1905

Steamship Line: Anchor Steamship Line

Featured Entrée: Mutton Cutlets à la Deplomate

Featured Dessert: Pudding à la Republic

1908-07-04 SS Noordland Independence Day Dinner Menu

Menu Cover, Dinner on the SS Noordland of the American Line 4 July 1908

Date: Fourth of July 1908

Steamship Line: American Line

Featured Entrée: Broiled Chicken, Maryland Style

Featured Dessert: Neapolitan Ice Cream

Includes: Star Spangled Banner Lyrics

1910-07-31 SS Hamburg Dinner Menu

Artistic Front Cover Showing the SS Hamburg and Mühlmeister & Johler, Hamburg on This Vintage Dinner Menu From Sunday, 31 July 1910 on the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg-America Line

Date: Sunday, 31 July 1910

Steamship Line: Hamburg-America Line

Featured Entrée: Salmon à la Maréchall

Featured Dessert: Ice Cream

1912-04-14 RMS Titanic Luncheon Menu

Menu Card - Luncheon Menu, RMS Titanic, 14 April 1912

Date: Sunday, 14 April 1912

Steamship Line: White Star Line

Featured Entrée: Cockie Leekie

Featured Dessert: Apple Meringue

1914-09-23 SS Red Cross Dinner Menu

Front Cover, Dinner Menu, Medical Personnel on the SS Red Cross of the Hamburg-America Line, Wednesday, 23 September 1914.

Date: Wednesday, 23 September 1914

Steamship Line: Hamburg-America Line

Featured Entrée: Boiled Salmon

Featured Dessert: Ice Cream

Includes: Link to Passenger List for this Voyage

1922-08-24 SS Resolute Luncheon Menu

Menu Card, SS Resolute Luncheon Bill of Fare Card - 24 August 1922

Date: 24 August 1922

Steamship Line: United American Lines

Featured Entrée: Lobster Newbourg

Featured Dessert: Wine Jelly with Fruits

1922-10-11 SS Ryndam Dinner Menu

Menu Cover, Dinner Bill of Fare and Music Program, RMS Ryndam, Holland-America, 1922

Date: Wednesday, 11 October 1922

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line

Featured Entrée: Beef Tongue Braised à la Choisy

Featured Dessert: Suchard Cake

Includes: French and English Version of Menu, Concert Program, and, an Artist Sketch of the SS Rijndam

1923-10-19 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Bill of Fare - 19 October 1923

Date: Friday, 19 October 1923

Steamship Line: United States Lines

Featured Entrée: Boiled Beef Tongue à la Florentine

Featured Dessert: Isabella Cake

Includes: Music Concert Program, Menu Selections from German Passenger

1923-10-21 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 21 October 1923

Date: Sunday, 21 October 1923

Steamship Line: United States Lines

Featured Entrée: Roast Loin Pork Paysanne

Featured Dessert: Sponge Cake

Includes: Music Concert Program, Menu Item Selections from German Passenger

1923-10-22 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 22 October 1923

Date: Monday, 22 October 1923

Steamship Line: United States Lines

Featured Entrée: Patties à la Reine

Featured Dessert: Jelly Rolls

Includes: Music Concert Program

1923-10-23 SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Luncheon Bill of Fare - 23 October 1923

Date: Tuesday, 23 October 1923

Steamship Line: United States Lines

Featured Entrée: Beef Roulade

Featured Dessert: Blueberry Pie

Includes: Menu Item Selections from German Passenger

1923-10-23 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 23 October 1923

Date: Tuesday, 23 October 1923

Steamship Line: United States Lines

Featured Entrée: Roast Surrey Capon

Featured Dessert: Richelieu Cake

Includes: Music Concert Program, Menu Item Selections from German Passenger

1923-10-24 SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu - 24 October 1923

Date: Wednesday, 24 October 1923

Steamship Line: United States Lines

Featured Entrée: Baked Weakfish Créole

Featured Dessert: Lemon Pie

Includes: Menu Item Selections from German Passenger

1923-10-24 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 24 October 1923

Date: Wednesday, 24 October 1923

Steamship Line: United States Lines

Featured Entrée: Veal Cutlets à la Pojarski

Other Featured Item: Brabanter Tart

Includes: Music Concert Program

1923-10-25 SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu - 25 October 1923

Date: Thursday, 25 October 1923

Steamship Line: United States Lines

Featured Entrée: Fried Flounder

Featured Dessert: Peach Pie

1923-10-25 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 25 October 1923

Date: Thursday, 25 October 1923

Steamship Line: United States Lines

Featured Entrée: Croquettes of Beef Tenderloin

Other Featured Item: Raisin Tartlets

Includes: Music Concert Program

1923-10-28 SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Luncheon Menu - 28 October 1923

Date: Sunday, 28 October 1923

Steamship Line: United Statese Lines

Featured Entrée: Filet of Sole

Featured Dessert: Apricot Pie

1923-10-28 SS President Arthur Dinner Menu

Front Cover, SS President Arthur Dinner Menu - 28 October 1923

Date: Sunday, 28 October 1923

Steamship Line: United Statese Lines

Featured Entrée: Salmi of Gosling Chipolatas

Other Featured Item: Wiener Cake

Includes: Music Concert Program

1924-08-06 RMS Andania Dinner Menu Card

Menu Cover, Dinner Menu, Cunard Line RMS Andania - 1924

Date: 6 August 1924

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Featured Entrée: Salmi of Duckling

Featured Dessert: Orange Ice Cream

1925-05-20 SS Resolute Luncheon Menu

Menu Card., SS Resolute Luncheon Bill of Fare - 20 May 1925

Date: 20 May 1925

Steamship Line: United American Lines

Featured Entrée: Vienna Veal Steak

Featured Dessert: Mirabelle Short Cake

Includes: English and German Versions

1925-06-29 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 29 June 1925

Date: 29 June 1925

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd

Featured Entrée: Breaded Pork Chops

Featured Dessert: Red Sago Pudding

Includes: English and German Versions

1925-07-02 SS Bremen Daily Menu Card

SS Bremen Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 2 July 1925

Date: 2 July 1925

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd

Featured Entrée: Chicken Poulette

Featured Dessert: Pineapple Ice Cream

Includes: Music Concert Program

 

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