SS Bremen Dinner Menu - 30 July 1937

Front Cover, SS Bremen Dinner Menu - 30 July 1937

Superior Graphics of the Völkerschlachtdenkmal Adorn the Front Cover of This Vintage Dinner Menu From Friday, 30 July 1937, Onboard the SS Bremen of the North German Lloyd (Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen). Menu Selections Featured an Expansive Array of Food, Including Boiled North Sea Turbot, Melted Butter or Sauce Vénitienne, Grenadines of Veal Diable Rouge, and CRêpes Georgette for Dessert. the Back Cover Offered a Short Essay on Leipzig, the Monument of the Battle of the Nations. Printed in German and English. GGA Image ID # 1559b88d8b


Menu Items


  • Beluga Malossol Caviare with Blini and Sour Cream
  • Grape Fruit with Kirsch
  • Assorted Salted Nuts
  • Celery
  • Stuffed Olives with Roquefort


  • Bisque of Lobster Moderne
  • Cream of New Green Peas Suzon
  • French Onion Soup
  • Consommé Double Bergère
  • Clam Broth in Cup, hot or cold


  • Boiled North Sea Turbot, Melted Butter or Sauce Vénitienne
  • River Pike au Four, Sauce Gourmet
  • Scallops Huntington

Special Dish Today

  • Larded Tenderloin of Beef Holland House



  • Grenadins of Veal Diable Rouge
  • Cassolettes of Chicken à la King
  • Fried Frog’s Legs with Water Cress
  • Tomato Eleonore Duse

Cold Dishes

  • Quails Vigneronne
  • Glazed Virginia Ham, Sauce Cumberland


  • Saddle of Spring Lamb à la Broche, Mint Sauce
  • Nantaise Duckling with Apple and Raisin Stuffing
  • La Bresse Poularde


From the Grill (about 10 Minutes)

  • Sweetbread on Butter Toast
  • London Mixed Grill
  • Ox-Tail Diable



  • Lettuce, Endive, Cucumber,  Majestic


  • Plaza, Roquefort, Herb, Dutch

New Vegetables

  • Lima Beans with Fine Herbs
  • Green Peas
  • Sautéd Haricots Verts
  • Parisian Carrots
  • Fried Egg-Plants
  • Spinach Timbale
  • Red Cabbage Saxon
  • Broccoli with Parmesan

Vegetables and Pastes

  • Asparagus, Sauce Maltaise
  • Parmesan Noques  
  • Steamed Rice


  • Baked Idaho, Candied sweet, Boiled,  Anna, Soufflé, Delmonico, Noisette, Straw, French fried

Sweets and Compote

  • Pudding Sans-Souci         
  • Timbale Bourbon
  • Crêpes Georgette  
  • Preserved Pineapple
  • Compote of Fresh Fruit


  • Pear Hélène ,         
  • Baked Ice Alaska
  • Nesselrode Ice-Cream, Almond Confect


  • Choice of Cheese
  • Fruits in Season
  • Nuts
  • Demi-Tasse 
  • Sanka Demi-Tasse


Menu Suggestions

  • Grape Fruit with Kirsch
  • Bisque of Lobster Moderne
  • Boiled North Sea Turbot
  • La Bresse Poularde
  • Lettuce Salad, Herb Dressing
  • Asparagus, Sauce Maltaise
  • Baked Ice Alaska
  • Demi-Tasse

Menu Items. SS Bremen Dinner Menu - 30 July 1937

Leipzig the Monument of the Battle of the Nations

A gigantic monument, visible from afar and surviving the centuries, rises up on the outskirts of the town to commemorate the terrific battle of the Nations near Leipzig the result of which has proved to be of the utmost importance historically, was erected near the battle-field in the period from 1898 to 1913 to the design of Bruno Schmitz.   

At this spot where from October 16th to 19th, 1813, the allied armies fought and bled in a desperate struggle for the independence of their people; here, where the decisive battle of that campaign was fought, which Scharnhornst planned and Gneisenau carried out, a huge landmark — a bold undertaking — of determined resistance against foreign despotism, of a defiant will to a life of freedom.   

Around the dome of the monument which rises 90 meters high are 12 huge figures of warriors. In the interior of the dome symbols of bravery, the joy of sacrifice, the power of faith and national strength speak their own impressive language.  In the crypt, which is in harmony with the solemn dignity of the occasion, sixteen armed men hold silent watch over the dead.


Back Cover, SS Bremen Dinner Menu - 30 July 1937

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