April 10, 2011

20th Annual Social Session, Free to Stockholders

Oysters, Celery, Olives, Radish, Almonds, Clam Broth, Brook Trout, Potato Parisienne. Apricot Brandy Punch. Larded Tenderloin, Fresh Mushrooms, Potato Croquett, Brussels Sprouts, Romain Salad, Camembert Cheese, French Dressing, Cafe Noir. Mumm's Champagne, Extra Dry. Deinhart and Co.s Famous Rhine Wine. R. B. C. Beer. This is what I am not having for dinner.

Reading Brewing Company Dinner Menu
Reading, PA
1906
from NYPL

8 comments:

Steph(anie) said...

No shit?

Ms. Moon said...

Is this what you want for your birthday dinner this year?

screamish said...

I always thought a good dinner party idea is to recreate the titanic menu..but our budget would only extend to the lower class passenger menu...which still sounds pretty good to me

downtown guy said...

Steph: Right?
Mama: Yes, but we can skip the Rhine wine.
Screamish: I'd love to recreate any menu at that link. I'm fascinated by them. The hotel breakfast menus are the best, food-wise.

x-ray iris said...

That's a lotta sexy food.

I myself had oysters for my birthday last Friday---and pear cognac---and some other delightful things. But nary a larded tenderloin. Does larded mean what I think it means?

P.S. Now that I have an identity, ye'll never get rid o' me...

downtown guy said...

Okay, so I do have oysters once in a while - the nearest oyster bar is just down the hill from me - but I'm not normally this fancy about it. I assumed larded meant, you know, something something rubbed with lard.

Comment away my friend!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I wish I was a damn stockholder, of course, then I'd be dead now. It might be worth it.

downtown guy said...

With meals like that, you'd live forever.