Browse The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives Home Page

SS Manhattan Dinner Menu - 13 April 1935

Front Cover, SS Manhattan Dinner Menu - 13 April 1935

Vintage Dinner Menu from 13 April 1935 on board the SS Manhattan of the United States Lines featured a very extensive selection including Lobster à la Newburg, Chester Straws, Fresh Ox Tongue, Sauce Polonaise, and Cheese Soufflé for dessert. A musical program accompanied this menu.

Menu Items

Hors d'ŒuvresS

  • Cape Cod Oysters on Half Shell
  • Smoked Scotch Salmon
  • Fruit Cup, Florida
  • Honeydew Melon, Frappé
  • Spring Onions
  • Beluga Malossol Caviar
  • Appetit Sil, Complete
  • Pilchards, Bordelaise
  • Westphalian Ham Roll
  • Stuffed Cucumber, Ecarlate
  • Eel in Gelée Canapé with Egg and Sardelles   
  • Filet of Delicatess Herring
  • Spiced Peaches
  • Curled Table Celery
  • Pickled Walnuts


SOUPS

  • Cream of Asparagus
  • Essence of Fresh Mushrooms
    Garbure Française
  • Consommé Double, Milanaise
  • Cold: Calfs Foot Jelly

FISH

  • Lobster à la Newburg, Chester Straws
  • Broiled Bluefish, Maître d’Hôtel
  • Boiled Brook Trout aux Ecrevisses, Drawn Butter, Creamed Horseradish
  • Escargots au Four (Baked Helix Snails in Shell), Fried Parsley
  • Fried Filet of Dover Sole, Sauce Rémoulade
  • Cold: Fresh Hamble Crabs, Mayonnaise

 

ENTREES

  • Fresh Ox Tongue, Sauce Polonaise
  • Veal Cutlet A In Holstein
  • Timbale à la Rothschild - Fleurons
  • Tournedos à la do Lesseps
  • Scotch Grouse, Bread Sauce - Currant Jolly, Straw Potatoes
  • Larded Pheasant, Juniporberry Gravy - Poached Apple
  • Vegetables: Fresh Asparagus, Melted Butter or Sauce Mousseline

Refreshment: Punch Romaine

COLD

  • Pâté de Foie Gras Truffle. Madeira Jelly, Pumpernickel
  • Breast of Partridge, Fruit Salad Macédoine

ROASTS

  • Saddle or Leg of Lamb, Mint Sauce
  • Prime Rib of Beef au Jus, Horseradish
  • Young Vermont Turkey, Chestnut Stuffing, Cranberry Jelly

FROM THE GRILL

  • Lamb Chops
  • Chateaubriand, Sauce Béarnaise
  • Palethorpe Sausages       
  • Wiltshire Bacon      
  • Jackstone Sausages

VEGETABLES

  • Corn on Cob. Drawn Butter
  • Stuffed Tomato d’Uxelles
  • New Lima Beans
  • Creamed New Spinach with Egg
  • Carrots Vichy
  • Boiled Patna Rice
  • Potatoes: New, Boiled, Baked, Idaho, Mashed, French Fried
  • Hashed in Cream with Chive

SALADS

  • Hearts of Lettuce
  • Endive
  • Cucumber
  • Field
  • Long Island
  • Escarole
  • Dressings: Thousand Island, French, Plaza, Spanish, Roquefort

COMPOTE

  • Cherries, Apricots, Melbers
  • Stewed Fresh Fruit: Pineapple, Pears

DESSERTS

  • Cheese Soufflé      
  • Ice Cup. Maharadja
  • Biscuit Glacé
  • Ice Bomb, Fedora
  • French Macaroons
  • Peach Nelly Melba
  • Petits Fours
  • French Pastry
  • Black Forest Tart
  • Neapolitan or Raspberry Ice Cream, Wafers

CHEESE

  • Stilton, Edam, Romadur, Caraway, Gongorzola,  Bel Paese,
    Brie, Old Dutch, Allgauer,  Cheshire,  Cheddar,  Emmenthal

 

  • 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 - 13 April 1935

Menu Suggestions

  • Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Cream of Asparagus
  • Boiled Brook Trouf aux Ecrevisses Drawn Butter
  • Roast Young Vermont Turkey, Chestnut Stuffing
  • Cranberry Jelly
  • Cucumber Salad, Spanish Dressing
  • Ice Bomb, Fedora,  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 - 13 April 1935

Musical Program

  1. "The National Troop." March (J. P. Sousa)
  2. "Menuet" (F. Schubert)
  3. “Chant d’Oiseaux," Waltz (E. Waldteufel)
  4. "Three Dances" from "Nell Gwyn" (E. German)
  5. "Dolly Dances" (E. Poldini)
  6. Selection from "The Desert Song" (S. Romberg)

CURT ROBERTS. Musical Director

Musical Program, SS Manhattan Dinner Menu - 13 April 1935

Return to Top of Page

Vintage Dinner Menus - GG Archives