Chef Recreates First-Class Meal from the Titanic | Restaurants
This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
To commemorate the anniversary and to honor those lost in the disaster, Bar+Bistro is recreating a grand meal inspired by the menu from a private dinner for first-class passengers served just hours before the ship hit an iceberg and started to sink. Chef Beni Velazquez is giving the historic menu a modern spin.
“This is 100 years ago. The techniques are techniques. So, I was going to give it my own little version and decided just do the entire menu,” Velazquez said.
Velazquez discovered the 10-course meal while doing research for the anniversary. His downtown restaurant will serve it this weekend.
“I want people to get that experience of what it might have been like. What were those courses like? How were they presented?” the chef said.
The tasting menu is $88 per person:
Hors D’Oeuvres | Oysters
Consommé Olga | Cream of Barley
Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce, Cucumbers
Filet Mignons Lili | Saute of Chicken, Lyonnaise
Vegetable Marrow Farci
Lamb, Mint Sauce | Roast Duckling, Apple Sauce | Sirloin of Beef, Chateau Potatoes
with green pea, creamed carrots, boiled rice, parmentier & boiled new potatoes
Roast Squab & Cress
Cold Asparagus Vinaigrette
Pate de Foie Gras, Celery
Waldorf Pudding | Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly
Chocolate & Vanilla Eclairs | French Ice Cream
Bar+Bistro does Latin fusion. So, diners can expect a few surprises.
“There will be some Latin flavors in that: some sofrito, roasted tomato, some saffron in there somewhere,” Velazquez said.
The occasion may be somber, but he wants guests to have fun. The first-class menu is only available Saturday with seatings at 5 and 7 p.m. Seating is limited. To make reservations, call 202-6060. Tax and gratuity are not included in the price of the menu. Go to barbistroaf.com for more information about the eatery.