What Was The Last Meal Served To Passengers Onboard The Titanic?
A lot of people are curious to find out about what famous people had for their last meal. And the constituents of The Last Supper are of course common knowledge. But have you ever wondered what the passengers who lost their lives in the infamously famous Titanic disaster ate before dying?
When James Cameron shot ‘Titanic’ he used real Beluga caviar in the scenes. Little did he know that after XX years, the audience will find out actually what was served for lunch on April 14, 1912. Well we won’t blame him for not knowing. Because neither did we, until a man named Abraham Lincoln Salomon’s souvenir told the world.
The Last Lunch
The Titanic’s last lunch menu (shivers), which had been saved by first-class passenger Salomon, has recently been sold at an auction for $88,000.
The menu features light items like consommé and dumplings, and heartier offerings from the grill like grilled mutton chops and the guest’s choice of mashed, fried, or baked potatoes.
Finally, there are the buffet options — smoked sardines, potted roast beef, veal and ham pie, or corned ox tongue — and finally, an assortment of cheese — Cheshire, Roquefort, Cheddar, and Camembert, to name a few.
To wash it all down, the grand lunch also included an “iced draught Munich lager beer,” for $3 or $6, depending on size preference.
Online auctioneer Lion Heart Autographs, along with two other artifacts from the Titanic’s Lifeboat 1, sold the menu. Talk about bone chilling!
The Millionaire’s Boat
The back of the menu also features the signature of another first-class passenger, Isaac Gerald Frauenthal, who escaped on another vessel. Frauenthal and Salomon are believed to have eaten lunch together that day, April 14, 1912.
Clearly, Salomon survived the shipwreck and the rescue vessel in which he did came to be known as the Money Boat or Millionaire’s Boat by press at the time, because of rumors that the crew was bribed by a rich passenger to row away quickly from the sinking ship, instead of staying behind to save more people.