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RMS Lancastria Dinner Menu - 7 May 1939

Front Cover, RMS Lancastria Dinner Menu - 7 May 1939

A Watercolor Painting of a Southern European Coastal Village Adorns the Front Cover of this Vintage Dinner Menu From Sunday, 7 May 1939 Onboard the RMS Lancastria of the Cunard Line (Cunard White Star). The Bill of Fare Featured Fried Chicken. Honey Glazed Pineapple, Grenadines of Veal With Noodles, and Fresh Pears Flambés for Dessert. GGA Image ID # 156d31727b


Menu Items


  • Fresh Fruit Cocktails
  • Iced Beluga Caviar 
  • Terrine de Foie Gras
  • Iced Tomato Juice
  • Seville Olives         
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Celery
  • Salted Almonds
  • Salted Peanuts
  • Radishes
  • Hors d'Œuvres Variés


  • Chicken Okra         
  • Cream of Fresh Mushrooms
  • (Cold) Tomato Bouillon


  • Poached Sea Bass Ecossaise     
  • Bluefish, Beurre Noisette


  • Fried Chicken. Honey Glazed Pineapple
  • Grenadins of Veal with Noodles
  • Vol-au-Vent, Toulousaine


  • Lamb Chops
  • Calf’s Sweetbreads and Bacon


  • Prime Ribs and Sirloin of Beef. Horseradish
  • Baked Virginia Mam. Succotash


  • String Beans
  • White Squash au Parmesan
  • Fresh Asparagus au Beurre
  • Fresh Leaf Spinach
  • Boiled, Roast, Candied, Sweet and Saratoga Potatoes
  • Grape Fruit Sorbet


  • Vermont Turkey poult. Cranberry Sauce
  • Guinea Chicken



  • Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado Pears, Romaine, Waldorf, Palm Beach
  • Dressings: Mayonnaise, French and Cream


  • Soufflé Arlequin
  • Meringue glace, Chantilly
  • Fresh Pears Flambés
  • Raspberry Nut Sundae
  • Petits Fours


  • Vanilla, Strawberry, Pistachio, Nesselrode
  • Hot Orange Sauce


  • Beignet au Gruyere


  • Table Oates and Figs
  • Fresh Pineapple
  • Almonds and Raisins

Menu Items, RMS Lancastria Dinner Menu - 7 May 1939


Chef's Suggestions, RMS Lancastria Dinner Menu - 7 May 1939

  • Fresh Fruit Cocktails
  • Cream of Fresh Mushrooms
  • Fried Chicken Honey Glazed Pineapple
  • Fresh Asparagus au Beurre
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Fresh Pears Flambé

Passengers on Special Diet are Invited to make known their requirements to the Head Waiter.

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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.