Tuesday 20 March 2018

Menu of last Titantic meal goes on display

A menu given to first-class passengers on the day of the sinking of the Titanic will go on display at a visitor centre in Belfast today.

The list of dishes from April 14, 1912, represents the final first-class luncheon served on board and featured 40 options, including grilled mutton chops, gorgonzola cheese or corned ox tongue.

The menu survived the disaster, which claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people, in a purse belonging to passenger Ruth Dodge.

It will join other artefacts such as the Titanic Inquiry Plan; a letter from the ship's surgeon to his mother; and Harland and Wolff shipyard notebooks.

Irish Independent

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