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RMS Franconia Dinner Menu - 13 June 1955

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Dinner Menu - 13 June 1955

Front Cover of a Vintage Dinner Menu from 13 June 1955 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Tete de Veau, Américaine, Creamed Chicken on Waffle Cake, and Cardinal Pudding, Sweet Sauce for dessert. The cover is a painting of the Cunard Building in Liverpool. On the Cover: CUNARD BUILDING, LIVERPOOL, Headquarters of the
Cunard Line. Central one of the three famous buildings on the city’s waterfront, Cunard Building overlooks the River Mersey, from which Cunarders sail regularly to the United States and Canada. GGA Image ID # 1556b4088f

The houseflags flying from the building are those of the three Companies comprising the Cunard Group, namely (from left to right) Brocklebank, Cunard, and Port Lines.


Menu Items

  • Tomato Juice
  • Chilled Cantaloupe


  • Bordeaux Sardines
  • Chou-fleur à l'Huile
  • Salade Niçoise
  • Brislings
  • Filleted Herrings
  • Roll Mops
  • Eggs Tartare
  • Pimentos Mexicaine
  • Radishes
  • Table Celery
  • Salted Peanuts
  • Queen, Ripe and Stuffed Olives


  • Consommé Belle Fermière
  • Cream Eliza


  • Poached Fresh Gaspe Salmon, Cucumber, Hollandaise Sauce
  • Fried Sparling, Tartare Sauce


  • Spaghetti, Mushroom Sauce


  • Rice Fritters


  • Tete de Veau, Américaine
  • Creamed Chicken on Waffle Cake


  • Roast Leg and Forequarters of Lamb. Mint Sauce and Jelly


  • Roast Duckling, Savory and Apple Sauce

GRILL [to order 10 minutes]

  • Pork Cutlets, Charcutière


  • Green Peas, Anglaise       
  • Fried Egg Plant
  • Buttered Beetroot


  • Boiled, Roast and Duchesse


  • Roast Sirloin of Beef
  • Roast Veal
  • Boiled Ham
  • Home-made Brawn


  • Lettuce        
  • Waldorf
  • Mixed Bowl
  • Fresh Fruit


  • French
  • Mayonnaise


  • Cardinal Pudding, Sweet Sauce
  • Coupe Jacques


  • Vanilla
  • Cherry         
  • Lemon
  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate Sauce


  • Fried Camembert Cheese


  • Coffee Hot or Iced

Menu Items, RMS Franconia Dinner Menu - 13 June 1955


  • Tomato Juice
  • Consommé Belle Fermière
  • Poached Salmon, Hollandaise sauce
  • Roast Leg and Forequarters of Lamb. Mint Sauce
  • Green Peas. Anglaise
  • Potatoes Duchesse
  • Coupe Jacques
  • Dessert
  • Coffee

Chef's Suggestions, RMS Franconia Dinner Menu - 13 June 1955

Back Cover, RMS Franconia Dinner Menu - 13 June 1955

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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.