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Offline Waverley

Final transatlantic menus (and choices)
« on: Jul 31, 2021, 06:31 PM »
A few of the Final Transatlantic Menus from Friday 17th October to Tuesday 21st October 2008.

Offline Waverley

Re: Final transatlantic menus
« Reply #1 on: Jul 31, 2021, 06:32 PM »
Last one

Offline Rod

Re: Final transatlantic menus
« Reply #2 on: Aug 01, 2021, 12:58 AM »
Don't seem to be many choices.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Final transatlantic menus
« Reply #3 on: Aug 01, 2021, 09:32 AM »
Thanks for posting the final Transatlantic menus, Robert.  Fantastic set of commemorative menus. 
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Final transatlantic menus
« Reply #4 on: Aug 01, 2021, 02:59 PM »
There wasn't a great deal of choice on them as they were set menus but the fuller menu was available should passengers request that. These were more a souvenir Gala Menu and were a very late addition as the budget for the 2008 Cathedral Concert had to be trimmed in order to afford to do these menus - there were four versions of each for the different restaurants.

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Re: Final transatlantic menus
« Reply #5 on: Aug 02, 2021, 12:08 AM »
i can safely say on my table on both crossings we were confused and never ordered from the limited choice menu simply because we thought it wasn't the proper menu. While the decorative menus were beautiful, we never did understand the point of having a menu you wouldn't order from and were very happy to order from the proper paper menu which offered the usual choice. But thanks for clearing that up.
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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Final transatlantic menus
« Reply #6 on: Aug 02, 2021, 05:46 AM »
There would have been complaints galore if something hadn’t been done - this was the best solution!

Offline June Ingram

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Re: Final transatlantic menus
« Reply #7 on: Aug 02, 2021, 04:51 PM »
These menus are great, Michael ! Thanks for posting !

Since there are two entree selections on each menu, may we at our table make a choice of entree and post it in the virtual cruise topic ?  :)
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Final transatlantic menu choices
« Reply #8 on: Aug 04, 2021, 10:32 PM »
Well, let me start with the first day, 16 October 2008 :




I would take :

-- the roasted pepper and cauliflower soup
-- the broiled red snapper fillet
-- and the chocolate mousse

That would be a very satisfying dinner. Presumably followed by coffee and those delicious ship made sweet treats.

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Re: Final transatlantic menu choices
« Reply #9 on: Aug 06, 2021, 02:22 AM »
I have found that our table companions will be boarding the ship over the weekend. Perhaps we can make our choice from the first menu as we board, and then continue next Tuesday or Wednesday. Are there any objections ?  :)
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Final transatlantic menu choices
« Reply #10 on: Sep 02, 2021, 08:53 PM »
We got delayed a bit while boarding!

But here is the second menu, Friday 17 October 2008. Please join me for dinner! The choice is limited, but delicious :) .




Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Final transatlantic menu choices
« Reply #11 on: Sep 02, 2021, 08:56 PM »
I shall be happy to go with :

-- the smoked salmon rose
-- the pan fried lemon sole, and
-- the Grand Marnier soufflé

... followed no doubt by the various sweet treats presented on a salver for our table.

This dinner also deserves some wine! Please join me for a sad-celebratory meal :) .

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Re: Final transatlantic menu choices
« Reply #12 on: Sep 02, 2021, 09:40 PM »
I shall go with the same order as you Isabelle, including the after dinner treats!
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Final transatlantic menu choices
« Reply #13 on: Sep 03, 2021, 09:51 AM »
I need to have a fish choice this evening just to take part.  I will check out vegetarian choice tomorrow. 

I will join Isabelle and Thomas in choosing:

smoked salmon
lemon sole
souffle

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Re: Final transatlantic menu choices
« Reply #14 on: Sep 03, 2021, 05:04 PM »
For 16 and 17 October, I will have the same as Isabelle.  :)

A toast to all of us returning to table !  :)
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