A black tie dinner celebrating the final menus on board the doomed Titanic has sold out in Galway.
All 60 tickets for the March 21st charity event – raise funds for the local lifeboat service – were snapped up.
Local Titanic buff Noel Loughnane, a culinary arts lecturer at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, came up with the idea.
His plan is to recreate the two menus in use on the night the Titanic struck an iceberg off Newfoundland on April 15th, 1912.
The re-creation of the Titanic’s last supper has caught the public imagination even with tickets priced at almost $150.
In return, diners will enjoy 11 courses, with different wines for each, just as diners did on that fateful night.
According to the Irish Times, the Irish revellers will be issued with boarding passes and will be served oysters and champagne on arrival.
The report states that hors d’oeuvres will be asparagus salad with champagne saffron vinaigrette, followed by duet of consommé Olga and cream of barley soup.
Next up will be salmon with mousseline sauce, with an entrée of filet mignon of beef “Lili”.
Sorbet will be punch Romaine, and the ‘removes’ will be Calvados-glazed duckling, lamb with mint jelly and sirloin of beef forestiére, served with a selection of vegetables and potatoes.
The report says the cold dish will be paté de foie gras, the sweets will be peaches in Chartreuse jelly, Waldorf pudding, chocolate eclairs, vanilla ice cream, and the dessert is assorted fresh fruit and cheeses.
The meal will conclude with petits fours and coffee with port, while a string quartet will play throughout the evening.
“There were cigars also on the original menu, but we’ll just have to offer them in goodie bags or something due to the smoking ban,” Loughnane told the paper.
The menu was created in consultation with authors Rick Archibald and Dana McAuley who wrote the book ‘The Last Dinner on the Titanic’.
The event is to be held at the College’s Connemara training restaurant.
Management students will be attired in period costumes and Loughnane has sourced pink roses and white daisies, which were originally placed on each ship’s saloon table.
He also plans to offer more than 1,500 pebbles to guests in memory of those who died at sea.
Here's British Pathe footage of some survivers of the Titanic being interviewed:
Here's some photographs and footage:
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