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RMS Franconia Dinner Menu - 25 August 1938

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Dinner Menu -25 August 1938

Front Side of a Vintage Dinner Menu Card from Thursday, 25 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line (Cunard White Star) featured Fillet of Flounder, Meunière, Prime Sirloin and Ribs of Beef, Horseradish, and Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert. GGA Image ID # 1557dfe379

Menu Items

  • Iced Cantaloupe Melon
  • Seville Olives
  • Radishes
  • Salted Peanuts
  • Hors d’Œuvre varies
  • Consommé Niçoise
  • Crème d'Orge au Gruyère


  • Poached Brill, Sauce Riche
  • Fillet of Flounder, Meunière


  • Corned Ox Tongue, Madère
  • Braised Sweetbreads, Financière


  • Prime Sirloin and Ribs of Beef, Horseradish


  • Cauliflower, Cream Sauce
  • Tomatoes, Fines Herbes   
  • Fried Egg Plant
  • Roast and Boiled Potatoes


  • Roast Surrey Chicken au Cresson

Salads: Tomatoes, Caprice de Reine

To Order from the Grill (10 minutes):

  • Lamb Chops
  • Escalope of Veal, Parsley Butter


  • Sans Souci Pudding         
  • Loganberry Sundae
  • Assorted Pastry


  • Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream and Wafers


  • Fresh Fruit   
  • Table Figs and Prunes
  • Assorted Nuts
  • Coffee

Passengers on Special Diet are especially invited to make known their requirements to the Head Waiter

Menu Items, RMS Franconia Dinner Menu -25 August 1938


  • Iced Cantaloupe Melon
  • Crème d'Orge au Gruyère
  • Fillet of Flounder, Meunière
  • Braised Sweetbreads, Financiered
  • Cauliflower, Cream Sauce
  • Boiled Potatoes
  • Loganberry Sundae
  • Fresh Fruit   
  • Coffee

Chef's Suggestions, RMS Franconia Dinner Menu -25 August 1938

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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.