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SS America Captain's Dinner Menu - 10 August 1954

Menu Cover, Captain's Dinner Menu, S.S. America, United States Lines, August 1954

Large Format Vintage Captain's Dinner Menu from Tuesday, 10 August 1954 on board the S.S. America of the United States lines featured Lobster à la Newburg, Grilled Choice T-Bone Steak, Sauce Bercy, and Compote: Preserved Black Bing Cherries for dessert. The menu includes autographs and statements by the guests.

Menu Items - Captain's Dinner

Menu Cover, Captain's Dinner Menu, S.S. America, United States Lines, August 1954

  • Fresh Lobster Cocktail
  • Chilled Fruit Cocktail a l'America
  • Pate de Foie Gras aux Truffles
  • Iced Table Celery
  • Queen and Ripe Olives

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  • Creme Alexandria Clear
  • Green Turtle Soup Windsor

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  • Broiled Bluefish, Maitre d'Hotel, Saratoga Chips
  • Lobster à la Newburg

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  • Assorted Vegetable Dinner with Omelette

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  • Refreshment: Champagne Sherbet, Nabisco Wafers

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  • Roast Maryland Tom Turkey with Dressing, Cranberry Sauce
  • Grilled Choice T-Bone Steak, Sauce Bercy

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  • Garden Broccoli, Hollandaise
  • Fresh String Beans Saute
  • Buttered Garden Peas
  • Potatoes: Parsley, French Fried or Fondant

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  • Compote: Preserved Black Bing Cherries

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  • Heart of Lettuce and Sliced Tomato, Roquefort Dressing

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  • Bombe Glace Mignon Petits Fours

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  • Assorted Cheese and Toasted Crackers

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  • Assorted Nuts
  • After Dinner Mints
  • Table Raisins
  • Tunis Dates
  • Crystallized Ginger
  • Table Figs
  • Fresh Fruit Basket
  • Grapes on Ice

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  • Demi Tasse

Autographs

Menu Cover, Captain's Dinner Menu, S.S. America, United States Lines, August 1954

Menu Cover, Captain's Dinner Menu, S.S. America, United States Lines, August 1954

Cunard Menu Number: EB-CC Capt. Din.-6

Menu Cover, Captain's Dinner Menu, S.S. America, United States Lines, August 1954

The Captain's Dinner

Ocean steamship passengers know how enjoyable an occasion is, or in former days was the “captain’s dinner.”

On the last day of the passage, when the perils of the trip were at an end, and expectation of a joyous landing fill the mind, a better dinner than even the usual choice fare was provided, as the commander’s compliment and congratulation.

Fresh flowers and fruit graced the table. Passengers who had not been able to leave their berths while on the ocean were able to appear at the “captain’s dinner.” More dress was displayed than is common while out at sea. All seemed at their best.

The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives Reference Number: 2007.2170.8259 2012-03-08

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