Saturday, April 14, 2012

Titanic third course meal in first class

1oo years ago today Titanic sank. Time to remember those who was onboard that beautiful ship with the terrible destiny. I have been investigating the food that was served the fatal night. First class menu was 11 course long. One of the dishes that were served was the poached salmon with mousseline sauce.  This is my version in 1/12 scale. The dinner plate has the same pattern that was used on Titanic first class passengers.  Alongside you can see the menu and the boarding card.

I got so caught up in the story that I have bought a couple of books about the subject. One is called “Last dinner on the Titanic” written in 1997. Last one is “RMS TITANIC dinner is served” from 2010.

Tonight I will watch the movie once again. I have seen some online that will host Titanic dinner parties. Sounds like a challenging and fun idea. I just have to get the books with the recipes first…

The set is available in my Etsy store. tit1

Extreme close up of the poached salmon. Looks tender and flaky don’t you think?

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16 comments:

Karon said...

Hi Christel, the salmon looks amazing, so realistic...I'm also caught up in the story of the Titanic. I'm reading "A Night To Remember" which is the story as told by survivors. What a lovely idea to reproduce the food in miniature.

My Wee Life said...

Christel your salmon looks amazing and a nice way to remember the Titanic.

Debbie said...

Looks good enough to eat, Christel x

Sans! said...

Hi Christel, in Singapore, there was even a pretty spectacular exhibition of Titanic Artifacts http://titanic.sg/ where not only can you see the reconstruction of a room in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class, you experience a little of what went on as well. They even recreate the iceberg. Your ticket to the exhibition bears the name of one of the passenger on the fateful day eg 3rd Class Passenger, Mr J Smith. At the end of the exhibition, you can find out if you survive the sinking. :)

My 7 year old nephew is a Titanic buff. I must show him your incredible salmon.

Christel Jensen said...

Thank you for nice comments:) Karon that book sounds like something I should get too;) Sans, what a wonderful website. I have not seen it before. Beautiful photos and info. I wish I could visit. Say hello to your nephew from me:)

The Old Maid said...

Ih this is a great piece! Amazing work Christel!

Lucille said...

Christel, your salmon looks so real that it made me hungry! All those little details. Your work never ceases to amaze! The plate is so pretty!

miniacollection said...

Stunning work and so realistic! What a good idea to have created this, I too I'm interested in the Titanic, I guess like a lot of people...
Geneviève

Inês Paiva Raposo said...

Hello Christel,
Your salmon is perfect!
kisses
Inês

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Ilona said...

Salmon is delicious, your salmon too, but I can not eat it :( allthough it looks great to give it a try ;) Thanks for sharing. It is also nice to read the comment (and link) of Sans! I'll go there and take a look. In the blogosphere I can learn a lot:)
Hugs, Ilona

Dragon said...

Beautiful! Well done. :)

Patty said...

Christel, That came out so wonderful and realistic! It looks delicious!

Irene said...

What a lovely idea and your timing is perfect!

I've been suffering from Titanic-itis and have watched everything on television regarding this ship!

Christel Jensen said...

Yes Irene and Geneviève:) I know how you feel. I have been "Tiatanicified" too;)
Thanks for all comments:) You have to check this blog: http://www.thedragonskitchen.com/
She has made all the dishes!!:) Such a great blog:)

tatiana said...

История "Титаника" - потрясает душу. Это печальная история
А Ваши изделия вызвали в моей душе восхищение
С уважением, Татьна

Conny v/den Dungen said...

Het is om zo in te bijten.
Prachtig gemaakt.

Beautiful!

Greet from the Netherlands.