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RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu - 20 August 1938

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu - 20 August 1938

Front Cover of a Vintage Luncheon Menu from Saturday, 20 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Sauté of Beefsteak, Bourgeoise, Sea Bass, Portugaise, and Zwieback Pudding for dessert.

Menu Items

  • Tomato Juice Cocktails
  • Seville Olives
  • Norwegian Brislings
  • Celeri, Moutarde
  • Œufs, Tyrolienne
  • Tomato, Vinaigrette
  • Pears, Piquante
  • Canapé, Ecossaise
  • Tête de Veau, Niçoise
  • Consommé Fermière
  • Barley Broth
  • Sea Bass, Portugaise
  • Baked Haddock, Fines Herbes
  • Cold Tunny fish, Mayonnaise
  • Curried Eggs, Indienne
  • Spaghetti and Tomatoes
  • Sauté of Beefsteak, Bourgeoise
  • Roast Shoulder of Veal, Risotto
  • Buttered Cabbage
  • Carrots, Maître d’hôtel
  • Lima Beans, Parsley Sauce
  • Baked, Mashed and French Fried Potatoes

From the Grills

  • Lamb Chops
  • Cambridge Sausage and Bacon


  • Roast Beef
  • Galantine of Chicken
  • Boiled Ham
  • Luncheon Sausage
  • Veal and Ham Pie
  • Leicester Brawn
  • Ox Tongue


  • Lettuce, Tomato, Jardinière, Beetroot
  • Mayonnaise and French Dressings
  • Zwieback Pudding
  • Plum Pie
  • Ice Cream and Wafers



  • Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Philadelphia Cream, Cheshire, Gruyere, American, Kraft
  • Biscuits   
  • Coffee

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

Menu Items, RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu - 20 August 1938

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