Hotel’s Titanic supper
Hong Kong (CNN) — This weekend nostalgic diners with a big budget will be able to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by sampling the luxury liner’s last menu — as well as actual wine salvaged from the wreck.
The opulent ten-course dinner at the luxury Hullett House hotel in Hong Kong is based on the menu served in the Titanic’s first-class dining saloon on April 14, 1912, the night before it went down in the North Atlantic.
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The hotel will feature table settings and waiter uniforms from the period, with the meal served on fine bone china produced by the same manufacturer who supplied the ship, according to the South China Morning Post.
The hotel told CNN the menu is a contemporary interpretation by Michelin-starred chef Philippe Orrico, featuring dishes such as oysters in vodka sauce, Consommé Olga, and Waldorf pudding with French ice cream.
“The idea is to recreate the ambience on the ship,” Orrico told the South China Morning Post. “It’s for people who want to be somewhere else.”
At HK$15,000 (US$1,930) per head, the first diners will also enjoy wine from the very ship, a salvaged 1907 vintage bottle of Heidsieck Co Monopole Gout Americain, purchased by the hotel for over US$11,000.
The restaurant said the first dinner is by invitation only, but the menu will subsequently be offered to the public until the end of May at HK$3,800 (US$490) per head for parties of eight or more.
The British-built RMS Titanic was considered the largest and most luxurious passenger liner of its time, carrying 2,224 passengers that included prominent families as well as poor immigrants seeking a better life in the United States.
The vessel sank during its maiden voyage to New York City on April 15, 1912, with a loss of more than 1,500 people.