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RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu - 23 August 1938

Front Cover, RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu - 23 August 1938

Front Cover of a Vintage Luncheon Menu from Tuesday, 23 August 1938 on board the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line featured Braised Ox Tail, Bourguignonne, Poached Hake, Crème au Gratin, and Vermicelli Pudding for dessert.

Menu Items

  • Tomato Juice Cocktails
  • Seville Olives
  • Tomato Sardines
  • Norwegian Brislings
  • Sweet and Sour Gherkins
  • Mortadella Sausage
  • Eggs, Tartare
  • Herrings in White Wine
  • Consommé Printanière
  • Potage Bretonne
  • Poached Hake, Crème au Gratin
  • Fillet of Whiting, Orly
  • (Cold) Herrings, Portugaise
  • Omelettes—Plain and Paysanne, (to order)
  • Spaghetti—Bolognaise
  • Braised Ox Tail, Bourguignonne
  • Roast Stuffed
  • Shoulder of Veal au Jus
  • Broad Beans     
  • Mashed Turnips
  • Braised Portugal Onions
  • Baked, Mashed and French-Fried Potatoes


From the Grill

  • Sirloin Steak, Rockaway        
  • Split Sausage on Toast


  • Roast Sirloin of Beef
  • Boiled Ham
  • Bologna Sausage
  • Galantine of Chicken
  • Roast Quarters of Lamb
  • Ox Tongue
  • Corned Brisket of Beef


  • Lettuce, Tomato, Beetroot, Jardinière
  • Mayonnaise and French Dressings
  • Vermicelli Pudding       
  • Rhubarb Pie
  • Ice Cream and Wafers


  • Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Chilvern, Cottage, Cheshire, Gruyere, American, Kralt
  • Biscuits   
  • Coffee

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

Menu Items, RMS Franconia Luncheon Menu - 23 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.