Wouldn’t it be great to relive the grandeur of the Titanic, of course minus the tragedy that changed the course of the unsinkable ship in history. Well, foodies have always wondered wondered what stalwarts like John Jacob Astor IV and Benjamin Guggenheim must have dined on before the luxury liner collided with an iceberg and everything fell apart.
And now chef and proprietor Conor McClelland of Rayanne House in Holywood (this one is in Ireland, quite close to Belfast) has spent some time researching the last menu served aboard the ill fated ship. As a result, the nine course meal was successfully served at the Titanic Made in Belfast Festival, at Conor’s establishment.
The banquet, which was last served on April 14, 1912, consisted of foie gras pate, asparagus and watercress salad which was served with Champagne, rose water and mint sorbet. Chef Connor got all his supplies form the local markets, in fact, he was quite lucky to find an original wine list too. Apparently, in those days a different wine was served with each course. Though the menu has be changed a wee bit to suit the modern palate, but it sure is as authentic as it can get!